Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Creative Thinking


The boys brought me up to their room last week to share their brilliant idea with me.  They had decided to tape all their clothes and jammies (and undies!) to the wall for easier access.

Who can be bothered with opening dresser drawers?

I will admit, my instant reaction was to be annoyed.  Ugh, I just spent like $6 on that tape at Target!  (yes, they used about 4 roles.....scotch tape is not all that adhesive when clothing is involved.)  However, that still small voice spoke quickly to me, "Does it really matter?"

Choose your battles.


PS - there are only 2 pieces of clothing left this morning.  Phew.  

Monday, March 11, 2013

Happy 12th Birthday Maddie Bear!


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You've definitely got that one thing.  
You are completely amazing.  I can't begin to express how blessed I am to be your mom.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Screen Time

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This is screen time I can live with.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Girl's Day Out

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When Madeline was in 1st grade we watched the American Girl Samantha movie.  At one point Samantha plays Bach's Prelude in C.  We knew little about music at that time but I was impressed.  I said to her, "If you can ever play that piece on the piano, I will take you out to do something super fun!"  She had just started taking lessons and wasn't even taking them every week.

Well, wouldn't you know she just passed it in her Faber Book 4 this past week and so we went out to celebrate.  Her first request was to bring her sisters along (although in the end Kendall voted to stay home and sleep ;)) and she wanted to shop and lunch.

What fun memories we made and we captured a few on the iTouch.

That is definitely not us eating Girl Scout cookies in the aisles of Joann Fabrics.