Seven Quick Takes

Linking up with radio-host Jen, as always

1. First, a little housekeeping: for some mysterious reason, comments aren’t forwarding to my email like they used to. Until I can get that sorted out, please check back on the post for replies. Thanks! (and if you’re familiar with WordPress, I’d appreciate any suggestions, because even Joe is stumped!)

2. I’ve missed having the occasional cocktail/glass of wine, but Natalie came up with an alternative that I’ll have to try.

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One Shade of Gray

and honestly, I couldn’t tell you which one it is–it’s a blend of a couple of colors (read:custom).

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to transform a room. Gone are the crayon marks, nail holes (a large one had to get repaired twice thanks to Soph and her little finger) and the dirty walls from where Grace put her feet/hands on the wall when she wasn’t napping.

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Grace’s Room Refresh

Phase 1, because we’re not done yet. More to come this week!

We started the transition to make Grace’s room the big girls’ room, although it will probably still be awhile before Sophia moves in. Poor Grace was still in her toddler bed, and since she’s crazy tall, was really close to being too long for it. She was pumped to finally get her big girl bed (we’ve been talking about this transition for awhile) and frankly, I’m a bit surprised she eventually fell asleep in it for her nap today. She just was disappointed that Soph won’t be sleeping in that room yet, but since she’s still doing well in the crib (and needs more sleep than Grace) I don’t really want to move her until it’s closer to the baby’s due date. Continue reading

Seven Quick Takes

Linking up with Jen, the newest Catholic radio host! 

1. We’ve got the first week of preschool under our belts, and so far, so good. Grace is bringing home little “projects” every day, thanks to a lot of access to art supplies that I tend to be more stingy with (hello, Sophie + messes).

2. The mornings are much quieter now, but that doesn’t always translate to fewer toys strewn around

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Grace’s First Day of School and Other Things

So, last week was Joe’s birthday. The kids get so excited that it makes it really fun to celebrate. Grace (of her own accord) kept making little cards and pictures to present to Joe for his birthday–and great was her wrath if Sophie even considered breathing on them. Luckily, Joe is easy to please, and was happy with some minimal decorating and his requested dinner and lava cakes plus ice cream combo.  Continue reading