It's been a busy couple of weeks, but the good kind of busy. Not the have-to-run-a-million errands busy, just steady work. I would far rather do laundry all day, cook a bunch of meals, sweep floors, and pick up toys than have to go somewhere with the little kids during the day. I don't know if I'm lazy, or anti-social, or just content in my housewife role. Anyway, pictures of the last few weeks!
Sheena, wrote a post the other day about her diaper bag, and it made me remember I had never put up pictures off my first "purse" since I ditched a diaper bag. Bethaney is disgusted with me, since I bought a lunch bag, but I love shape of it, and the pattern. I hate the way purses bump on your hip, and swing forward and bonk your child's head the second you lean over to help the child. I may find an actual purse I can hold in my hand someday, but for now, this works splendidly.
Lisa! A table runner that doubles as a hot pad! It dresses up the table so nicely, and saves me scrambling to try and arrange a hot pad with one hand while holding a piping hot 13x9 pan with the other one.
This evening, Elliott and Cheyenne had their first piano lesson! I've been wanting to get them lessons for ages, but I could never find anyone locally. We put an ad on Craigslist, contacted all the school music teachers, Googled every search term I could think of-- nothing. Finally started calling music stores, and found a place in the mall about 20 minutes away. It's not ideal-- we would love to have someone come to the house, or at least have someone in our town, but it's a start. I will have the mall available so we can go on stroller walks to keep the little kids occupied. We had a trial lesson with another teacher that we really liked, but there was nowhere for me to hang out with the little kids while the big kids had their lessons. Since the two different teachers were identical in price, location (just across the road from each other), and the music books they use, we decided to go with the place that made it easier to corral the Littles. Cheyenne and Elliott are excited, and it's made me want to practice the piano more!
Busy weeks ahead of us-- this unseasonable weather means sap is running, so sugaring might be happening a lot earlier this year!