Monday, March 3, 2014

Basement Diaries

Oh, dear.  It's been so long again!  I just can't keep up with this thing.  In case you were curious, things have been good.  I can't really remember everything we've been up to, but we've been well!

We had a nice weekend.  After church and lunch on Saturday, we headed to Greenville with a few friends.  We went to our favorite park and in the evening toured downtown and ate dinner.  We finished it off with our favorite ice cream place.  I really, really, really love that ice cream.  I may have dreamed about it before.  Did I mention I love it?  So anyway, it was a good day.  On Sunday, we worked outdoors and on the garage and walked to a nearby playground during the late afternoon.

Today was rainy, so we stayed home pretty much all day.  I got the girls the game Headbands the other day and they LOVE it.  We played it all morning.  (If you are looking for a fun game to play with your kids, I definitely recommend it.  It's easy to make work for a variety of age levels.)  We also did a few projects around the house.  I hung a few things I've been meaning to hang and worked on the basement.  Yes, you read that right, we are still working on that darn basement.  It's a project that I'm having the hardest time with.  There's just so much to do.  My way of doing things so far has been to start working, get overwhelmed, go upstairs, shut the door, and forget about it for a few days.  I repeat that every few weeks and believe or not, it still looks like I just started.  I'll get there.  Eventually, I will need to suck it up, and finish it.  In fact, it should be soon.  Mark and I are going on a trip to San Diego to celebrate our 10 year anniversary at the end of March and my Mom is coming here to watch the girls for us.  We are so excited, but I know I've got to get that area all cleaned up and organized, because I would hate for my mom to see the craziness that is my basement.  It's shameful:)

Here are a few pictures from my phone from the last few weeks...
We had snow!  It was beautiful and so fun.  We did tons of sledding with our neighbors, made snow angels, built snowmen and snow forts, and drank gallons of hot chocolate.  Fun, fun, fun! 

Wasn't it a pretty snow?!  I don't want any more, but it was fun while it lasted! 

Kiki has very strange sleeping habits.  She rarely sleeps in her bed anymore.  We find her all over her room.  One night, we were frantic looking all over for her, and finally found her behind the rocker in the corner.  A few nights ago, I came in to find her wearing panties on her head.  Where did we get this kid?!  

I was reading a book, and they said, "Take our picture!!!"

On the warmer mornings, I've been drinking my coffee on the back porch while the girls play.  I just love it! 

This gelato is amazing!  

Another place I've found Kiki sleeping.  

Another project.  Found a shelving unit for the playroom closet.  It's really helped with keeping things organized! 

These are a few pictures from Sabbath.  I thought they looked so sweet in their dresses.  They both still seem to love dressing alike.  I'll be sad when that changes.  

Rosie girl! 

I love these kids!!!

We went to a birthday party at a gymnastics place and the girls really loved it!  Sometimes Rosie surprises me with her bravery.  She was the first to jump to the end of the trampoline and vault into the foam pit!  

Kiki loved it, too! 

Walking the balance beam 

She was exhausted on the way home.  

That's her behind the chair sleeping.  She brings all kinds of things with her...three books, her water bottle, her blanket, pillow and fake money.  

I probably should get off of here, and go work on the basement...but...I might just read my book, and call it a day.  Good night!  

1 comment:

Tasha Heinrich said...

That Kiki cracks me up! I'm so scared to move Khloe out of her crib, because my fear is that she will be like Kiki ... asleep everywhere but where she's supposed to be asleep! I love your girls! I miss you all so much.