It was a busy weekend with lots of play. Swimming at the indoor pool with these guys turned into a sleepover that nearly doubled the amount of girls in our house. While the oldest girls were dancing upstairs, we had a crafting palazzo in the basement.
You know you are meant to be a girl mom when gobs of glitter doesn’t scare you. But look how much fun they had cleaning it up too! Even at this age, they still like a little mop and vacuum their size.
It was great to use this art space to its full potential. I’ve spent one day a week since mid-December organizing and labeling my house from top to bottom. We know where everything is and the kids know where to put everything back. It’s heaven on earth I tell ya. In full disclosure though – so you don’t think I’m super woman – I hired a professional home organizer to help. I needed the mental support to purge as well as someone to be my hands and feet while I cared for baby girl. It’s worth every penny. Now we play and I have more joy to spend doing so with them, and not fret about a little glitter. And dress up play is more fun too…
My husband really is the best. He rolls along with all these shananagans. He makes breakfast every morning but this photo with him in his camo bandana with all these girls is going to be one of favorites for a long time. I’m the late shift of parenting and organizing this life. He’s the morning person. I took this photo half awake clinging to my coffee in the corner. And my sweet man is always willing to drag out the bounce houses in our little urban abode. He really makes weekending more fun.I wish I had pictures of the girls making mud pies and playing with all the things in our yard that look like junk. It really did remind me of the playground at my girls’ Montessori school. So I’m going to save that for another for a post. While they played in the dirt and in the sand….I was getting baby girl down for a nap. And then I got sidetracked visiting with a neighbor who was dropping off her daughter to join our hullabaloo. My naptime plan was to start making a quilt for baby girl, while she slept so soundly on her little floor bed. Even though pursuing my fabric is about as far as I ever get. Sometimes that’s best part!Don’t you think she needs a mama made quilt to go with that blanket my 98 year-old aunt knitted her!! It still amazes me.When she woke up I attempted to some yoga in the backyard but it turned out like this.
At the end of the day while the girls were soaking in every last minute of this early spring day…us adults planned the busy week ahead. At the end of the day the neighbors were sent home for dinner. My 10-year-old gave one friend a ride home by pulling her in our little red wagon since she had a cast on her foot. I’m including that detail because I can’t make this stuff up! Once I finally began cooking dinner I realized my girls had sunburned cheeks and very dirty feet. It was a true sign of a good Sunday. Now go take a bath!