First here are some pictures of the icicles around my building here at Spring Hollow. I originally took pictures of these pictures because I thought they were really cool looking. After a revelation though, I grew to hate them. A few weeks back I started to notice the carpet my side of the bed (the one by the outside wall) was very cold. A little while later I noticed that it was also wet. Wet and cold. Great. When I finally reported it the repair guy said it was probably water backing up into my room from the drain pipe that was frozen solid with ice(the first picture). He took his blow torch out and cleared off the icicles and gave me a heater and a fan to run so the carpet would dry out. Amazingly enough...IT WORKED!!! My carpet is all dry. I was sad to see the ice go, but I was more glad to have my problem fixed.
Saturday Nik and I enlarged our family again. We added little Harvey to our frog tank.
Nik got to name this one and he chose Harvey because this one has brown spots on his back, so Nik said he looked like Two Face (from Batman). Here are a couple pictures of Harvey's entrance to his new home.
Harvey is the smallest of the frogs and he is right up front in the picture above.
Another addition we made on Saturday was a new couch cover! It is what Emilee got us for Christmas (in the form of a gift card to Bed Bath and Beyond...stay away from that Beyond section...). Unfortunately when we got to BB&B they did not have any covers that we liked. Ok, I take that back, we liked a bunch of them, but we didn't LOVE any of them. We decided that we would go to Target and search there before we settled for something from BB&B. After much searching for the Slip Cover section, we finally found someone to direct us. We looked long and hard before finding the best one. It is sage green and I love it. It is actually the same material and layout as the last one but with one very important difference...the seat cushions are in their own cover. That means that the whole cover is not screwed up every time you sit down. I am very anal about my couch cover always falling off. This new idea of having the cushions in their own cover is making my life much less stressful. The best part about this find is that it was on clearance for $22. That is amazing in the world of couch covers. And now we can use our Bed Bath gift card for something extremely useless. It will be lots of fun!
Last but not least is to spot light a budding talent. Nik and I brought Rock Band (surprised?) over to Lou and Ten's so Kersten could see its coolness. Lou was nice enough to let us play while she was feeding the baby, who we found out is not a big fan of Nirvana, Ok Go, or Red Hot Chili Peppers. Too bad. Kersten loved playing, but I think the star of the show was Noah as he rocked out on the drums. I don't think he missed a note (of course the drums were not plugged in, but he was doing awesome hitting the colors in the right order and playing with the sticks the right way). He was upset when we told him we were done and needed to put it away. I think his parents could have a budding musician on their hands! I am going to try and post a short video I took (with my sweet new camera) so you can all see how cool Noah is!