Monday, July 11, 2011
what we've been up to...
I have been a lazy blogger! I've done that thing where I have ideas, inspirations, and intentions to post, but by the time I sit down at the computer, all is lost. (I have also been trying to limit computer time.) I have been keeping up with everyone else's blogs though. THAT is rarely a problem. : )
Anyhwoo, last week Miss P had four, count 'em, four playdates in four days. She was in heaven. Here she is bowling for the first time. Have your kids done bumper bowling? It's kind of a blast. Paige is reuniting with her best friend from preschool here.
Speaking of Paige, I've been enjoying her increased maturity as she quickly approaches 7. One of our projects last week was to attack her messy room, and come up with a system for re-organizing it, and cleaning easily. Here's a before shot.
We spent a big chunk of time last Wednesday working on nooks and crannies of this room, and worked on the closet Friday. Paige loved organizing! She kept saying, 'this is fun!' In the past, she has been overwhelmed and thrown a fit. I guess now she is more developmentally ready for this kind of project. I taught her how to make her bed at the beginning of summer, and now she does it the moment she wakes up without fail. It's kind of funny, because a lot of her friends have systems, and checklists for their responsibilities and they earn prizes. She is dying for one of these charts. I'm thinking, why would I design a reward structure for something you're already doing? I'll do a post of more before and after pictures with our simple systems once we are done. We need to still do 'under the bed,' and some finishing touches. However, the room looks awesome right now!
In other news, we had a fun family weekend going to the beach for breakfast and fun with rocket shooters, a bike ride/picnic, tons of soccer, tons of swimming, and Ed hit a Giants game. We also had Ed's sister and husband over for dinner and game night last week, and I had a big catch up playdate with my college bestie. : )
I also have a fitness project in the works. What's going on with you?