Saturday, November 19, 2011

Big Shoes and Choo Choos

 So this is what is happening at my house these days. Ever since Jon decided to give Hudson 'Soda Box Shoes', he is trying on everyone's shoes. Daddy's shoes are a little too big and Hudson can not walk around by himself. Mommy's shoes are a little better but he still requires help getting around.
 The other thing happening at our house involves trains. This afternoon was a Daddy and Hudson day. I went off to work to teach a couple drawing classes. When I came home I discovered that Hudson and Jon had been hard at work. Jon created a new slide track for the train. The slide track was constructed using a couple of my wrapped paintings, couch cushions and extra pillows. I am realizing that this will be just one of many times where I will come home to see my house rearranged for the sake of a game. I am sure there are a lot worse things I could come home too. I love both of my wild boys.

 The boys playing away.
 Hudson is working on four more teeth so he has been a little under the weather and had a fever. He is a giant drool monster and is still fighting off a cold so his nose is dripping too. The only positive thing with Hudson feeling bad is that he is a snuggle bug with me. I love hearing that little guy call me mama and will appreciate all the cuddle time I can get no matter if that means I am covered with drool and snot. There is nothing better than snuggling with this little guy.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Boys will be boys

This picture gives you a lot of insight into my life with my boys. The night started out with Hudson pulling all the soda cans out of the mountain dew box. He then tried to stand in the box. So Jon gets the idea to convince Hudson to wear two boxes as shoes. Picture Jon walking around with the boxes on his feet first, while Hudson is laughing. Then Jon putting these "shoes" on Hudson and helping him walk around the house in them. Hudson gets the hang of it pretty quickly. Jon keeps talking about Hudson's new shoes so Hudson then goes and gets his coat. -When we are getting ready to leave the house we always say, "Where are your shoes Hudson? We have to put your shoes on if we are going to go."- So then we have Hudson walking with his box shoes on and his coat on. He then goes into our room and decides to switch games to the sleeping game. I go into the room to see Jon has helped Hudson into our bed and he is tucked in right alongside his soda boxes. And that is a pretty typical night at the Wiles house. Two wild boys having a great time.   

Artist Showcase

 This last weekend my friend Laura was nice enough to host an artist showcase at her house. That basically means that she did all the hard work of inviting people, making snacks, and I got to show up and sell my stuff. I have been a bit of a mad scientist preparing for this event. I got slightly obsessed with a couple of new drawings and screen printed them on everything. I love having a deadline because it forces me to make time to work on my artwork. I was doing last minute things down to the wire. Thankfully I have a great sister who stayed up late the night before and helped label and package all my goods. Everything turned out great and it was an awesome afternoon. Every "starving artist" needs a friend like Laura. I always joke that her house is my gallery. She has been nice enough to buy work from me for several rooms in her house. Now if you are reading this and wondering how you can get your hands on some of these awesome items, you are in luck! I am going to have an open house on Sunday at my house to see if I can sell a few more things before they end up online.

 New Card packs
 Delicious snacks
The littles ready to welcome the guests