Saturday, February 4, 2012
We went down to St. David today to visit Kevin's grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa Brown. Grandpa's health has been quickly deteriorating and so we felt we needed to take the kids for a visit to see him again. The girls were excited for a trip to see daddy's Grandma and Grandpa but they were SUPER excited when we got there to see the little kitten. They both LOVED holding her. I took my camera for the main purpose of getting a picture with Grandma and Grandpa and completely forgot...but at least our trip wasn't totally undocumented! Thanks Grandma and Grandpa Brown for a nice visit...we wish you both peace and comfort at this time.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Sunday, January 29, 2012
I have LOVED having a separate space for all the kids' toys. Being able to put it all away at the end of the day and relax in a family room with NO toys is one of my favorite things. However, from day one of living in this house, there has been no real organization to the playroom. We just put everything in there and hoped it would stay there. Here is the playroom shortly after we moved in, back in May of 2010. Since then, more things have just been crammed in there!!
Then I got my new bookcase (I love IKEA!!!) for Christmas! Here is the playroom right after getting it set up but before any real organization took place. I needed my kid-free weekend to accomplish all the de-junking that needed to take place!!
And here is the finished product!
Everything has a spot! I love the bins and that the kids now know where everything goes. I made wonderful little picture labels and laminated them! I still have aspirations of getting some fun vinyl lettering to go on the wall above the bookcase, and perhaps a cork board on the wall above the table and chairs so they can have a spot to hang their artwork...but we'll get there. Let's just hope the kiddos can help me keep it nice and tidy....hahahahaha, yeah right. Well, a girl can dream, can't she??!! :-)
Back at Christmas, I told Kevin that a WONDERFUL gift he could give me would be a weekend to catch up on all the little and big projects that have been falling by the wayside since being pregnant and having Barrett, all the deep-cleaning that needed done and basically to just catch up on life. And he could do this by taking the kids to visit his parents for the weekend. And since I pretty much have the most amazing husband in the world, he agreed! So we planned it for a weekend that I wouldn't have to teach my lesson at church so I could 100% devote my time to all that needed done. And this weekend was it! It.Was.Fabulous! It really is amazing how much you can get done when you don't have 50 million (no exaggeration at all) interruptions!!
And the kids had a great time at Grandma and Grandpa's! Barrett even got to ride a horse for the first time!! Yay Bubba!!!
The girls didn't even need to call me the entire time they were gone...they were having too much fun! And I got everything done that I wanted to, and then some. I still have a lot of things to do, don't we all...really is a mother/homemaker's work ever really done??!!! But I just feel sooooo much better about life. I feel like I can actually keep my head above water now! Thank you Kevin for supporting me and loving me and helping me be a better me! I love you and our precious babies so much!