Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Big Move

Wow, it's been a while since my last post. Life has been busy, as it always is. But, I wanted to make sure I got a post on here today about a big move for our little girl, Olivia. From the time the twins were born, they've shared a room. However, since they are quickly approaching their third birthdays, I thought it was time that they get their own bedrooms. Plus, I must admit that I was/am looking forward to decorating with something other than a gender neutral theme. So, tonight is the first night that they will sleep in their own rooms!

We've been doing some rearranging of furniture and have turned our office/guest room into a bedroom for Olivia. My very talented mother in law helped me paint her room earlier this week and it is nothing short of very girly! :) There is still a lot to do in her room as we have curtains hang, a big girl bed to paint, and my mother in law is coming back next week to paint butterflies and flowers on the walls. I'm sure it will look fabulous! But, in the meantime, there is no reason we can't move her crib into the room and allow her to start using it. She loves her "big girl room", as she affectionately calls here. Here are some photos of the work in progress..

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Flying Solo

So, the kids and I took Gene to the airport this morning to catch his flight to Denver. He will be there through Thursday at a conference for work so I will be flying solo with the kids. It's weeks like these when you appreciate what life is like for a single mother! The last time Gene was at a conference the kids and I all caught the stomach flu. It was a LONG week and I was counting down the days until he came home. Lets hope this one runs much smoother!

March is finally here and I'm so excited about that! Spring is just around the corner. I love that it stays lighter longer in the evening and we'll be moving the clocks ahead shortly, which will be even better! I love Spring. It's my favorite season and am looking forward to getting back outside for some fresh air!

Since it's been so cold, I try to find things to keep the kids occupied indoors. Eugene has taken to drawing on the chalkboard (or at least he wants me to draw pictures for him on the chalkboard). So, we usually do that at least twice a day. Check out our artwork:

There are only ever two things that he wants me to draw, woodpeckers and spiders. So, if you weren't able to tell based on my lack of artistic ability, that's what they are.

And of course we can't leave out little miss Olivia. She's not into spiders or woodpeckers but is still into her purses! Here's a few shots of her sporting her pigtails and purse!