I think this past week just came and went. We are not really super busy anymore, as I mentioned last time, but that doesn’t mean that I have a better handle on time. (As you can see, today is Wednesday, and I was “supposed” to blog on Monday…)
Last week, we busted out cardboard boxes again. We have a ton of them from moving here two years ago that we flattened because at some point, we will move again. Construction began one evening while I was making supper. This time the girls not only made houses to crawl in, but used construction paper and pictures and markers to decorate them. If you ever do cardboard houses, be sure to get out the construction paper; it makes the project last at least a day longer! They worked and worked on their homes. Then, day three, Madison decided she wanted me to make a car out of a box. I suppose there are pins on pinterest on exactly how to do this, but I consider myself relatively smart and decided I could figure this out on my own. And I did. It is not as fancy as this or this or even these. But Madison doesn’t know those exist, and she is happy with her version. Then, of course, Ellie needed one as well. After 3-4 days of cutting and creating with cardboard, I will admit I became a little tired of it. They, however, did not. So, if you are looking for an activity, get a cardboard box, some paper, pictures, glue, and scissors, and let the imagination go!
In other news, swim lessons are going really well. They split the class, so Ellie is in a class with her and one little boy. Madison and her two classmates are now able to swim to the deep end and jump off the blocks (the ones they use for swim meets). It is pretty neat to watch them both take off a little bit more each time.
On the way out the door on Monday, Ellie had her hands in her pockets, tripped over the door jamb, and fell face forward onto the porch. Yep, I just watched her go – timber! It was not pretty – blood gushing, crying hysterically, Madison got scared, etc. As tears subsided and blood ceased flowing, most of the damage was to the gum line. Her teeth were still intact (except a chip out of one), but there was bruising to the gums. I ended up taking her to the dentist yesterday; he said it all looked fine. I breathed a sigh of relief. I also picked up a pamphlet on dental emergencies in kids for later…
Ellie is going to story time at the library now for the next couple weeks. Because she is three, she now goes into the room all by herself! I go in to help with crafts and then leave. She is growing up, and she loves it!
Jeremy’s parents have been out-of-state for the past two weeks or so. Which I say, good for them. I hope I leave the state for weeks at a time when I am retired, too! The downside, I don’t have my relief aid! It is such a blessing that they take the girls once a week (or when they can). It gives me time to breathe, relax, shop, do school work (yuck, but important), and have some “me” time. Needless to say, the cardboard boxes were a welcome relief and semi replacement of that time. Well, they are back. We met them for lunch today because the girls were so excited to see them again. Then, they surprised me and offered to take the girls home with them for the afternoon. I did not turn it down! So, here I sit – homework completed, blog caught up, heading downstairs to watch a movie and fold laundry. Maybe I will knock out my grocery list and a few other things as well. Thanks, Grandma and Papa, for the surprise! (Hope you had fun!)
Until next time, enjoy the week; enjoy the snow; enjoy the Super Bowl; enjoy your family.