Friday, May 16, 2008

Changing Things Around

We had a different day today (if you read my blog post from today you'll find out why!). I knew I needed to help the girls sort through the general stuff that had migrated to their room - toys their brother had brought in, old papers, and just little tidbits of this and that. Somehow their floor and under their bed just stays cluttered, and I don't even know where it all comes from!

Anyway, so when I got in there I had a thought - why don't we just rearrange?! And that we did! (I get the bug every few months - I've got to rearrange something. It's been a few months since we rearranged the living room and playroom, so it was time!) We piled all of the "junk" into a laundry basket, threw away some trash and then started moving. We also finally got all of their winter clothes into tubs, making their drawers and closet easier to get into. We still have a few things to do - find a new place for wall hangings, sort through the laundry basket, and rethink the storage of their hair stuff. They were all stored in the headboards their Grandma had made for their cribs (later turned into wall-hangings), but that has been too accessible to their brother! Steven seems to enjoy strewing their pony tail holders, headbands, barrettes, and hair ribbons throughout the house! So, I'll be working on that at some point. When it's all done, I'll take pictures so the girls can show off their "new" room!

The laundry needs to be folded, the kitchen's not quite clean, and the floors need to be swept and mopped. But, that's okay - we had fun! We did something different and enjoyed it. (Oh, and we cleaned out the van, too! YAY!) It was the kind of day we needed.

Later this afternoon we went to see the girls' new friend Katie and her little brother Zack show off what they've learned in gymnastics - just a simple little showing of their skills. The girls loved it and have been trying their own gymnastics moves since we got home!

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