It's been awhile since we've talked about everyday stuff, so here's a few updates on what's been going on around here.
Making the most of the monsoon weather we had two weeks ago, we painted Vaughn's room.
Wait! I know what you're thinking - it's SO white!
It looks that way now, but with the curtains (that I'm currently looking for fabric for) and her furniture (that I'm currently trying to decide what color to paint) it's going to be great! There'll be so many other bright colors going on that I wanted white walls to balance everything out.
(By the way, picking a white color to paint was tough. There's so many to choose from and picking one that went with the ceiling and trim color made me want to pull my hair out!)
For no reason whatsoever, other than I'm channeling my inner Sandra Lee, I've been playing around with "tablescapes". That word kind of makes my skin crawl. Here's the centerpiece of this weeks creation - which seems to be tea and bird themed. I didn't get a shot of the whole thing, but don't worry, there's birds nests and other tea stuff.
I volunteered for my first-ever field trip for his class trip to the zoo. Holy cow, 1st grade boys have a lot of energy! It was fun but I was more than happy when I returned my group (fully accounted for, I might add) back to the teacher. Vance was so excited that I was there - I figured that's not going to last forever so might as well take full advantage of it now.
Has to be going through a growth spurt. She self-destructs if she's not in bed by 7:30 and is eating a ton. She also, for the first time ever, took a nap at school. Normally when I walk in to pick her up she's quietly reading on her cot. I nearly fell over when I walked into her classroom on Tuesday and saw her fast asleep. I joked with the teachers that I'd let her sleep and be back later. My Birdie is a lot of things but a happy camper she is not when she's woken up from a nap. They didn't take the bait. I had to wake her up.
I'm happy to say that we're all finally on our way to being healthy around here. The past 25 days have been horrible and I'm glad it's behind us. My poison ivy is definitely healing but still annoyingly itchy. I can wear short-sleeved shirts now and hopefully can show my legs in public by next week. The kids had a stomach bug last week, Justin had a bit of something also last week, and it caught up with me last Friday. We're normally pretty healthy people so all of this has taken a toll on us. We're ready for April to be over and start fresh in May!
Happy Thursday! Do something fun today!