not only am i LOVING this schedule free time with the girls...but in the 7 weeks of summer the relationship between the girls has evolved...they now seek each other out to play together. it works out perfectly...aut is bossy, exuberent, and silly and reaggie with her easy way follows along with a big smile and an encouraging laugh
so last week = a couple garden visits + haircuts + birthday planning + furniture shopping + lots of abc drawings + summer cleaning
garden visits: we normally spend our time in the children's garden. true to their nature, aut runs ahead looking for curiousities while reaggie holds my hand, looking up every so often for a smile
haircuts: we finally took the girls in for a haircut. their overchopped bangs make them look like troublemakers...reminds me of jim carey's crazy characters
birthday planning: we're leaning towards a traditional party at home w/ pin the tail on the donkey and musical chairs. can't wait to create a ceiling of garlands and a HUGE table of sweets
furniture shopping: new chairs on their way...goodbye stripey, pen marked, faded, flat chairs. gotta keep the sharpies away from these. next up...a new fireplace...when do home improvements stop?
abc drawings...drawing lots of letters for reaggie to help her learn the alphabet.
summer cleaning...going through room by room and dumping all the old stuff. the worst was going through 4 school years of auttie's papers. if i do toss...it has be done in stealth mode, late at night...away from the sensitive watchful eyes of auttie.