One room is done! Emily’s room has been 100% unpacked and put away and it perfect and gorgeous and I love it! She is missing some clothes, and I need to hang art on her walls. And I am not as enamored with those tigers as she is. But for now I have one perfect room in my house!
Let me start by saying that I HATE moving. I HATE packing. i HATE unpacking. but most of all, I HATE this kind of dramatic change. And it is worse with babies. All three kids know we have a new house, but I am not sure they completely understand what that means. Emily does. she gets it and she seems happy. I made a point of involving her. She chose exactly where to put her bed, her nightlight, her butterfly ceiling mobile. But the little guys were another ball of wax. Oh boy do I hate moving!
In the process of moving I have sold most of the kids tables that we had hanging out. And of course, thanks to the magic of freecycle, replaced them. Well, in truth, I replaced the first and then when I start counting tables and chairs, knew I had to do some purging. I really loved our little table/chair sets but I wanted to keep the most practical and most versatile. The art desk we scores off freecycle is insanely cute, but less practical. So I sold off most of them.
I am not a huge fan of the three dreaded H’s – hazy hot and humid. After the winter we had though, I feel like I should not complain. But I don’t like bringing the kids outside in this weather. In part because it is too hot and the sun is too strong, but in part because I don’t like being out in it. So we tend to play outside a lot in the mornings, before it gets too hot. This past weekend we decided on a morning trip to the beach.
When Emily was an only child, we used to stop at the beach on the way to school every so often. It was a lot of fun for both of us and a great way to enjoy the beach without the crowds, heat, etc… In the pictures and videos here she is enjoying the beach at about age 2 and a half. Just slightly older than the twins are now. When I took Spencer to the beach randomly one afternoon, throwing rocks was also his favorite part. And the other morning, when we did our first trip to the beach before school, once again, throwing rocks into the water was the highlight.
last week the twins learned about colors in school. Every day had a designated color of the day, and I did my best to dress the kids accordingly. green was hard. Orange Spencer had, and Sidney faked (she has a pink shirt with a tiny bit of orange trim). Purple day I did a small photoshoot. Sidney wore a purple dress – one of Emily’s that she only wore once or twice, it was the right size, wrong season kind of dress. Spencer wore blue.
It is me or have things become too boyish around here? Ok maybe not. Poor Spencer will forever be at the mercy of his sisters. He gamely plays with baby dolls, strollers, and makes fabulous pretend tea.