(the place you wait to board your airplane)
(the one we make meals in on camping trips NOT the one
under the sheets)
What the H-E- double hockey sticks!
(this one took us completely by surprise and Rosie knew she made a mistake as soon as it was out of her mouth)
See the summer isn't a complete waste in the learning new things category. Yes, these words are quite random and not what you would find on a first grade vocabulary list. But, they do depict a little bit of what the kids have been doing this summer.
Discovering new playgrounds
Exploring the Neighborhood
Lots of trips to Target
Weeding in the garden
Breakfasts with Eggs and French Toast
Spending the day in our pajamas
And Much Much More...
This week we had a big milestone. Our baby got to sleep in her very own big girl bed. We had transformed her crib into a toddler bed, but she ended up in Gigi's bed every morning when I went to go get her. After 2 weeks of that we decided it was time to get rid of the crib (she never used) and put her in the bottom bunk. On Wednesday I decided to clean the girls room. This started with organizing the closet (a complete overhaul from top to bottom) then I got this brilliant idea. My brilliant ideas usually conclude in two different ways 1. I tell Nate I have a brilliant idea and spend lots of money OR 2. I tell Nate I had a brilliant idea and surprise him with something he probley won't be to pleased with. I chose option 2 this time. The kids and I cleared out the girl's room. We dissembled the toddler bed, Gigi was in charge of picking up all the screws and Bubba, Lil Miss and I unscrewed all the screws holding it together. Rosie was the DJ in charge of playing energetic music to keep us motivated. After the crib was out of there.... I had a BRILLIANT IDEA to take the bunk bed apart and make it two separate beds. This would either involve waiting til Nate got home and asking him to help me (which probley would have ended in him telling me it wasn't a brilliant idea) or putting all my kids muscle into it and taking the top bunk down. I tested the kids muscles with a few other objects before I let them help me take the bed down. It really wasn't that heavy. I grabbed one side of the bed and Rosie and Bubba grabbed the other side. Gigi was on Lil Miss duty. In no time we had the beds side by side and the kids were running around with dust rags cleaning them. (they may have caused more dust than they actually cleaned up) The end result is one happy little girl in her very own big girl bed. And she has been in her own bed every morning since... except for the morning daddy let her out and she came to get mommy out of bed. :-) Pretty exciting stuff I know. That's what we do here.