Saturday, September 6

it is finished.

I love the twins! I love how curious they are! In our old house, I had all the pots and pans in the cabinets under the counter. It worked perfect. There was a happy compatible union between the twins and myself. I didn't care if they played with the pots, pans, bottles, or the tupperware, and they LOVED it.
Then the divide happened! We moved to Huntington Beach, and now all the glass goes below. This situation is a little harder to handle for a couple reason.
1. I love my children, and want them to have fun anywhere in the house.
2. I love all my nesting bowls and don't want to see them come to a sticky end.

The Dilemma: How do I keep myself, the twins, and my glassware happy?


Well it didn't take long for me to decide after seeing this little gem throw this beautiful tantrum, in the wax paper, that she pulled out of the drawer, that was not baby proofed!


I finally decided that I really need to baby proof the rest of the kitchen. Yea, it shouldn't have taken me this long... oh well.

Here I am, in a skirt, with my friend Kristy trying to figure out the little claspy cabinet things. (Thanks for your help!)

After the little kitchen claspy things were drilled and screwed to the cabinets.

The lock we put on the water heater door so the twins, oh who am I kidding, Merrick, doesn't burn himself up by going in there to "play".
His response.

15 love notes:

Garrison Family said...

clever clever - wanna come do my kitchen? lol

Amy said...

haha- Merrick is ticked about the water heater door

Emily said...

I need to do that too,want to help? The tanturm is classic!!

Chelsea said...

Oh man, you just reminded me Im going to have to do that again real soon. I HATE doing that stuff! I love little Berkliegh rolling around in the wax paper!

The Polson Family said...

That is so hilarious. Berkleigh's tantrum made me laugh so hard. I love it. Congrats on the baby-proofing. Now you can kick back and wait for the next adventure because you know there will be one. It never really ends.

Laura said...

that is a great post. i think I have those same plastic hook things. hopefully you put yours in better than I (my husband) did mine - Chase pulled 2 of them off after the first week. Merrick reminds me so much of Chase. they both have trouble written on their face.

jenny said...

nice work! i still haven't gotten around to the cabinet locks yet...i have looked at the instructions a few times but it seems like quite the task

Susie said...

Jen, you are sooo adorable!!! It's so fun to see your blog. I feel like I live right next door!

RaeAnn said...

Was Berkleigh unhappy being caught in the wax paper or was she just unhappy? It looks like Merrick was either trying to save her or trying to get in on the fun!!
What a great mom!!!

Russman said...

Jen, this is Russ Henricksen finally writing in to say how much I love your blog. I think this is the type of blog that should be in example books everywhere that talk about using story, images and video to show family what it's like to raise kids. It has a good bit of humor and very endearing story's to go with it. You do a really good job my dear.
PS Missed you at the reunion, hope to come visit soon.

Sheryl and Ian Bennett said...

Nice work Jen! Your kids are too cute!

tiff said...

Your videos are hilarious! The wax paper tantrum is awesome. That was quite a project to child-proof all your cupboards. I usually only do the worst offenders because it takes so long to get it all done....

Alix and Family said...

Just wait until they watch you unlock them enough times that they figure out how to get in themselves. So, be covert when you open them. We didn't keep Corban out very long and then we were back to square one.

newmsies said...

Wow, your blog puts mine to shame. it's so fun catching up and keeping in touch this way. love it!!
Andrea

April said...

I love Merrick's reaction when he can't get the door opened!