Our dishwasher started making an awful noise, so I quit using it. Never a good idea to keep trying to use something broken and risk making it worse, right? But I'm lazy, I don't like doing dishes, and how hard can it be? In my limited experience, most things aren't that hard and are doable with the right tools and a little bit of practice. Plus, there is Google! So why not look at a few schematics and see if I can fix it myself? #howhardcanitbe #stubbornwysswomen
You know you have a long-suffering husband when you text him this picture and all he says is, "did you shut off the breaker?" hehe.
I found a missing sippy cup straw down in the bowels of the dishwasher, but it didn't fix the noise. Bummer. So we had a repair guy come out; he unscrewed one more layer and found a 1cm square piece of plastic in the chopper. I was kicking myself for having to pay for a service call- I was so close!! Oh well. He also recommended a hard water detergent booster that is rocking my dish washing.
Valentine's Day was fun this year. The girls were super excited. I'm not sure why. (Cecily was excited to go to the dentist... odd child.) I went all out with food, starting with heart shaped chocolate chip pancakes with strawberries and grapefruit juice (it's pink!) for breakfast.
My funny valentine.
Lunch was heart shaped PBJ, heart jello jigglers, and kool-aid. Then Grandma came to 'keep an eye on' the younger two while Cecily and I went to the dentist. I have cavities. Woot. Cecily is very concerned about my teeth and doesn't want me to drink pop anymore... she got a "beautiful" new toothbrush that she was happy about.
We spent the afternoon delivering some Valentines- Emmy was soooooo excited. She was positively giddy and practically danced up to the doors with the flowers.
We had mini heart pizzas for supper, red jello, chocolate covered strawberries, "fancy"-ish cheeses, and heart cookies for supper... good times.
Life is good when you have roses and a brand new burette! (Eeeee! So excited!)
Silly squishy got herself tangled in the doll carseat.
I took the girls to lap-sit at the library, and then we went to the grade school and signed Cecily up for kindergarten. Craziness.
Cecily on the left (a little distorted because it's a picture of a picture), Cadence on the right. I think they're sisters, although Cadence is a bit bigger overall.
On Saturday we got to watch the Beutel kids. My girls had so much fun and were very sad when they went home.
Also on Saturday, the doorbell rang and two handsome young men asked to borrow a tie. So of course I invited them in to look over the options. Ha. O man. I laughed about it all day. My cousins are the best. #doyouhavewysses
It's been so nice out! Who ever heard of playing in the sandbox in February?
Since the dishwasher was out of commission, I made them help dry dishes. It wasn't a total disaster.
"Oh those skele-ty bones!" I don't remember that one in the hymn books.... also, Cadence is peeking around the corner.
Spending an afternoon swinging!
The girls and I went swimming Wednesday morning. My mom joined us so it was much less stressful for me this time. Cecily is pretty confident in the water, Emmy pushes her boundaries and then gets scared, and Cadence likes to sit in the shallows and splash.
Why would you want to be able to walk without stepping on toys?
We went to school this morning... it's so early for us night owls. The Koch girls came for supper tonight. They spent the evening solving mysteries and playing hide and seek. My girls were sad to see them go. And then I put them to bed early, the indignity!