It’s cold out there!
And Miss C wanted to go play in the snow in the front yard. I agreed, but on the condition that she bundle up. Then I offered my assistance by pulling out every piece of winter gear we have in our hallway closet.
THEN I made her put on the majority of it. Including multiple hats.
What can I say? I want my kid to be warm.
Is there anything more delightful than a mug of hot, melted chocolate and marshmallows after playing in the snow?? Miss C and I are both suckers for this wintery beverage. I use one bar of Hershey’s milk chocolate per mug, melting it completely before adding skim milk. It’s then stirred into a smooth, drinkable consistency before adding the marshmallows. Yum!!
But now that Miss C is in school, the room isn’t being used very often. And Lola is too little to play by herself and most of her toys are in our family room anyway. I decided I would divide the toys (and get rid of a bunch without being noticed, hopefully) and transplant them to the girls bedrooms.
So last night, Martin and I moved the shelving unit into our laundry room, where it will hold boxes of holiday decorations and other odds-and-ends.
Which leaves me with a former basement playroom filled with toys, books and junk since I’m also going through ALL the boxes that were in those closets now. I’m purging a lot of stuff and posting lots on Freecycle.
Eventually, my goal is to turn this into a really nice guest bedroom. Up until now, our guests were put in Miss C’s room since she has a big, wooden bunk bed that can sleep three people. It worked, but I’ve had visions for this guest room for years.
Now, I’m finally doing it. And you know, once I make up my mind to do something, I don’t stop until it is done. Which means this mess will be gone soon. And my walls will be painted. And everything will be in order. Soon.
Until then, it’s a work in progress. A danger zone. Enter at your own risk.
It’s a program on our computers that turns the built-in webcam into a photo booth, complete with a 3-2-1 countdown and bright flash.
The girls LOVE this feature and entertain themselves with it all the time. There are different settings, too, and this quadruple-frame photo is one of them. The whole thing is a win-win situation. They get to be silly. I get lots of photos.