Thursday, July 17, 2014

Catch Up

Just a few things to get caught up on during this busy summer...

We bought a play set for the kiddos. They LOVE it. I love tossing them outside to play without having to provide 37 toys/games/instructions on how to entertain themselves. Win!



We've got two more big projects coming up for our backyard and I'm totally stoked about both. More details to come soon!

After almost six weeks for a "10 day" repair on our Sienna, we were finally able to get it back! I was SO happy to have my family complete once more!



I'm still so totally in love with my new china cabinet. In fact, I'm looking forward to my mom returning from a trip to my grandparents' home in PA because she's bringing some of their old furniture back and I've got dibs on refinishing some of it! Woot!!!



We've spent a lot of time at the library this summer. The kids love the computer games and of course LO loves the books. I let her get her very own library card last week!



After scheduling appointments months ago, both kids had a dentist appointment yesterday. LO has been a few times ready; it would be Chase's first time (share your #momfail lectures for later... 😉 as much as that boy of mine has been through, I haven't wanted to force anything else on him!). So with Chase, he has to have an antibiotic one hour before any procedure, even just a cleaning, so getting that taken care of was a feat in and of itself. LO's appt. was at 10:45 and Chase's was at 11:15. He would watch her do it and then have his turn to be brave! I gave him his pre-med at 10:15, had been talking up this visit for weeks, and left at 10:30. ON OUR WAY THERE, at 10:40, the dentist office left me a message that they couldn't see Chase today because the dentist was home with a migraine. OMG. And they were trying to reach me "before I gave Chase his pre-med." Really. I was so bummed because I felt like we really lost the momentum of having Chase take his turn and he ended up not impressed with the dentist and isn't looking forward to coming back next week. It's gonna be a fight, y'all. I'm so disappointed. He did sit back in the chair (to watch the tv on the ceiling), but it took a LOT of begging. Not looking forward to next week...



Today's a big day! LO and I leave for her first-ever SUMMER CAMP! It's with our church, for kids who have completed 1st & 2nd grades, and is only through Saturday. She's really excited because she'll get to ride a horse! There will be lots of other fun to be had as well. Can't wait to share updates!

All THREE of my kids picked out new Crocs for the summer. The strap on LO's old pair broke, and Chase had been wearing to same pair for about 2-3 years now I think. After tripping and falling and busting up his right knee twice in 2 days, I figured he'd outgrown his Crocs and needed a new pair as well. And E loves his too! They're much easier to put on than his sandals and surprisingly stay on really well too! So cute!!!






Guess I'd better start laundry and packing for camp! It's gonna be a LONG few days, but I can't wait!