When i got to work, our receptionist whom i'm quite fond of, handed me two mini cupcakes and a card. Inside the card, Two movie tickets and a promise to babysit Sloan so that Rick and I could get away to a movie! She is probably the most thoughtful receptionist I've ever known, and I have liked them all, just not as much as i like Jan! The card she gave me also was filled with little stars and confetti - so my purse is also full of these glittery little things :)
We had an incredibly busy weekend. We had two birthday parties to attend, as well as a wedding, and I had to volunteer in the nursery at church on Sunday. To top it off I had a sinus infection and took Friday off from work to rest, except resting at home doesn't really happen for me. If you look closely, you will see Rick and myself behind the couple. I am in a floral dress and nice yellow wedge sandals! Congrats Karl and Julie!!
We checked out the things blooming in our yard this weekend. Sloan is very hands on and probably ate a good share of dirt. That's ok. Sloan is a lot like her mama, a tomboy in a dress :)
I spend my weekends cooking, cleaning, repurposing furniture, hanging wall decor (we are still getting settled into our new home - hey it's only been one hectic year!), decluttering (this is an ongoing never ending process), shopping, sewing, crafting, yard work, as well as chasing around our one year old and cleaning up after her, a never ending process as anyone with a toddler at any given time would know. We also just sit around and play. I can't wait for Sloan to be able to sit still for some arts and crafts, and my latest "project" is fashioning our third floor playroom into a more organized center for her toys and my crafting. It's also our "office", but it was formerly a walk up attic, so the wall space for shelving is very limited. I'm working on a design now to figure this room out to maximize its use.
|Mama's little nature girl!|
We are really looking forward to the fall. We plan on taking Sloan to her first NCState Football game. She has a cheerleading dress just for the game! We also purchased her a raincoat since she is officially moving around and will be spending a lot of time outside! She doesn't love it, but she didn't love her shoes at first either and now they're just all right!
This morning Sloan went over to her table and sat down and played with her blocks. She is getting so big! I am thinking of putting up shelves on the wall behind her, and painting a chalkboard on the half wall. Since she tends to eat chalk rather than color with it, i still have a little time to decide, but this is her play area, at the back of the house where we can keep an eye on her. She likely won't be able to play alone in her playroom for another 4 years or so.. We will play it by ear or as Rick would say, we really don't have to decide until Friday. :)