Monday, March 18, 2013

Only the Marshmallows

Because you're wondering, no baby yet. 38 weeks this week! However, we've been plenty busy getting ready for that big arrival. Last week our parish priest, Fr. Derrick, joined us for dinner to talk Baptism Prep. And to color pictures (supervised by a few of his youngest parishioners).

And we got new carpet. TA-DA!

So soft, so clean...

Which was a TON of work for Tim. Moving furniture, tearing up old carpet, fixing things as he went, cleaning up all the dust and carpet mess, moving furniture back, etc. And at nine months pregnant, Sarah isn't much good for any of that. So two of her cousins came to help during their spring break, while Mommy and the girls disappeared to Grandma and Grandpa's house for a few days. Where they discovered something new: Lucky Charms. And did what every kid only the marshmallows (as often as they could get away with it).

We also did some little projects for St. Patrick's Day. Stickers are always a hit with these two and Mommy found this idea: read the number, put on the correct number of stickers, color the number. Easy and they loved it. Viv needed some help, but she actually was more engaged in the whole idea than Mommy expected, so that was good!

And we read lots of books on our mini-vacation to Grandma and Grandpa's. It's always great to have new books to read (which is why we're at our library at least weekly)! PS check out the t-shirts again. The girls LOVE them and wear them all the time. Future Xavier Musketeers!?!?!?

But we're back home, in our own beds, with our fabulous new carpet. And today we did some fine motor work. Only they have no idea they're doing work. Another easy project that the girls spent at least a half an hour fully concentrated on: beads and shoe stings from The Dollar Tree to make necklaces. Success.

While they were engrossed in that, Mommy was making a grocery list for over 20 crockpot freezer meals that she hopes to put together before Baby arrives. Perhaps this will help avoid absolute chaos at 5 PM every night? Well, it can't hurt.

Any ideas for keeping these girls good at the grocery for what is sure to be a two hour trip??

No comments:

Post a Comment