Monday, August 23, 2010

If only I could freeze time

Look at my little artists making a picture of the lady who swallowed a fly (and all the other gross animals she eats- I really don't know why she swallowed a fly!).
They thought of this all on their own, I swear, I was organizing the pantry, I had nothing to do with it. I have pictures of that for another day... ;)
Tanner thought the glue was chapstick so he might have eaten a teensy bit, it's non-toxic, right?!
Always have a big roll of paper at your house, ours is from Costco, I love it. When it is not being used to trace bodies or make landscapes (as Zoe says) it makes great wrapping paper.
I swear, I know I said it last week, but I do not want summer to end. Look at these guys (and gal), being all creative and playing, together. Do they really have to go to school?! Can't I just keep them home for a little longer? Really, can't I just keep them this age for a long while? I love it. They are really getting along well, hardly any fighting or bickering. That darn school is just creeping up on us and then all those other things are going to get in the midst of our happy home: drama, schedules, deadlines, blah blah blah. I am just dreading it. I am trying not to let them know that I feel this way, I obviously am singing school's praises to them, but at night when I am tucking them in and checking them before I go to sleep, I am weepy. Jeez! Whodathunkit?!

On the other hand, I am washing new clothes, labeling backpacks, getting supplies ready, gathering nuts and berries (just kidding!), all that junk that most of us are doing kind of like a mad woman. Seriously, I just told my friend, Kristin (holla!) that I feel like piles of stuff around my house are looking at me saying, "don't forget about me!" (kind of like that Geicko commercial with the eyes on the money staring at you!) Hubby's kids come back tomorrow at his school, Zoe starts Thursday, Parker starts after Labor Day. Why do I feel like I am at the crest of a roller coaster hill looking down?! Yikes! Hold on everyone, the ride is about to get a little wild!

P.S. as if I need some other projects...I am such a looney bird, I got the fabric for my chair and ottoman today. I am so excited to get it recovered. I love my chair (the style and fabric but the kids have destroyed it) and I feel like I am being more "green" getting it recovered. I'll post befores and afters later... hopefully these will be in my newly decorated living room soon. (Sarah, I know you'll be liking those photos, too bad it won't look as lovely as yours, maybe if I hit the Ballard outlet?!)


Sarah said...

Hope everyone has great first days, including your husband :) CAN"T WAIT to see the chair recovered-did I hear you say the trusty upholstry guy in Hamilton is doing it? FUN!! I'm ready for a kiss from Tanner-sounds like our lips might get stuck together with all that glue he's eating :)

Cindy said...

Sounds like you had quite the wonderful day at home with your little ones.
We just started school today...snif snif!!
Can't wait to see all your new projects...
Enjoy the night