I was cooking dinner tonight when I realized with growing dread that Kate and Jake were no longer playing with the rest of the kids in the family room. I dropped everything and went to find them. Calling their names brought no response, which was a bad sign because it meant they were upstairs. There is nothing for them to do up there but get in trouble.
As I reached the top of the stairs, Jake came running out of my room to meet me with a cheesy I'm-so-cute-that-I'm-sure-you-don't-want-to-get-me-in-trouble smile. I turned him around to retrace his steps into the bathroom. Kate, who has not yet realized that you can try to schmooze your parents out of getting in trouble, was standing frozen at the scene of the crime. Scattered all over the floor were various items from the drawers and countertop. None of it was Jeff's. What's up with that? I smothered giggles when I saw some capsules that looked like one of the herbs I take sometimes. Kate was standing there with yellow powder all over her cheek and was wimpering. She had a look on her face that said, "I have the most vile taste in my mouth and I can't get rid of it!" The herb Kate had in her mouth was valerian. If you have ever smelled valerian, you would die laughing that she had it in her mouth. It is the foulest smelling stuff EVER! I can't imagine how bad it must have tasted. A fit punishment for getting into mommy's jewelry and hair stuff. I tried to get a picture of her, although she had kind of lost her grimace by the time I finished cleaning up the mess and meting out their punishment. You can still see some of the yellow junk on her face. I'm guessing she won't get into that again.
Neither one of them has ever done anything like that before. They are always stuck to me like glue. I guess I will have to baby proof my bathroom up to a higher level than it is currently.
On to other things, I was playing with Picnik the other night and it let me add some cool effects to my photos. Just thought I'd tell you in case you need to do any photo editing. It's free and easy to use. Here is a picture of Kate, first one is straight out of the camera, and second one is edited. We thought that Kate looked like this little doll of Jillian's so I took a picture of Kate holding it.