***Update – The power to my parents house was back on as of Thursday at 3 pm. Their house did not have any damage so we are thankful for that. Others in Louisiana were not so lucky so please keep them in your thoughts.***
Clean Out Game Closet with Kids – Fail! We’ve worked out way through about 5% of the closet.
Bring Clothes to an Environmentally Friendly Dry Cleaner– Check! and WILL NEVER DO AGAIN! Umm, people. Do you know how much an environmentally friendly dry cleaner costs? I took one dress in to be cleaned and was stunned when the price came to $10.93. I seriously had three one dollar bills in my hand waiting to pay and had to dig through my wallet for more money.I am all for helping the environment but this is one area where I will not be switching.
Add Crown Moulding in the Guest Bathroom – Fail! I was wishing and hoping but sadly those by themself don’t put crown moulding up.
Go on a Date Night – Check! We actually went for a lunch date and went to IKEA and grocery shopping without the kids – amazing how fast you can accomplish both of these when there are only adults in the mix.
Make Wonder Woman Costume for Caroline– Three-Fourths of a Check! So far I’ve made the crown, the cuffs, spray painted her boots red, and bought the red shirt and blue skirt. All I need to complete the outfit is a little golden lasso.
Did you accomplish anything you wanted to in July?
This form is great because your child can document all kinds of fun information about themselves.
Even better, you can see how their answers change year after year.
The form comes in three different colors: blue, yellow, and pink.
I loved seeing how much Andrew dislikes sloppy joes, that Alex loved learning about Texas History in 4th grade, and that my 3 year old wants to enter the very noble profession of “being a princess when I grow up.”
This would be such a fun form for students to fill out at school, in Sunday school class, in Girl Scouts, as new birthday tradition, or just a way to spend a little time this summer.
One of my Januaray goals was to hang the “I love you because” signs which I bought from Kiki Creates when she was having an “oops sale.”
The defect in the prints turned out to be the white rim around them. Eventually I will add a little black border to cover that up, but hey, they went up in January and it’s still not done so don’t hold your breath.
I bought cheap IKEA frames to display them on the wall (I think the frames were $3 for a pair).
the view coming down our stairs – everyone sits on the stairs to put their shoes on so I thought this would be the perfect spot.
Current and previous entries…
“you love to dress up”
“you love to have stories read to you”
“you love your brothers”
“your laugh is contagious”
“you have a passion for animals”
“you have found a love of reading”
“Your smile makes me smile”
“You love to listen to NPR with me”
“You are a wonderful big brother”
The kids immediately notice when a new reason has been posted so it’s fun to listen and watch them discuss it. Which reminds me, I need to go write something new right now.