Wednesday, April 30, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Don't get me wrong. I'm perfectly capable. I could even possibly grow to enjoy the time consuming, sweat producing task. No, probably not. But at least I was open to discovering a new love. I was planning on mowing the lawn, when our dear friend S came to the rescue.
He's a true friend. He simply asked what he could do to help us. And then later I heard from his wife that she wanted to come with him to help out. He asked her to please not take away from his blessing - that he really wanted to do this. And get this, he'll be returning to do it again!
He came to mow last week, and not only was our yard taken care of, but he provided the evening entertainment for the girls! They stood in the window and watched. And when he went to the backyard, they followed him, peering from a new window.
Fun times ... great friends. I would hate to do life without them. Thanks S.
Monday, April 28, 2008
Less laundry! This may be the absolute best thing about summer. The girls live in their swimsuits. They only put real clothes on if we're leaving the house.
Pottytraining! Yes, I get excited about pottytraining. When success means more money in our pockets, who wouldn't get excited?! And doing it during the summer has proven such ease with C and M. I'm really looking forward to helping J conquere this milestone this summer! (I'll have to post my views on pottytraining later.)
Tanned extremities! I WILL get a nice tan this summer! Somehow last summer my body didn't respond. Did I just sit in the shade all summer? Surely not, but I didn't notice how pale white I was until the middle of winter. I must remember the advice of my grandmother -- brown fat looks much better than white fat!
Speaking of Great Gran, swimming! We love taking a little road trip to swim at Great Gran's house. What's not to love about a pool and way too many cookies?!
Haircuts! The girls' hair is much easier to take care of when it's short. Andy loves their hair long; I love the ease of shorter hair. So in compromise, I chop it all off at the start of summer, trim it towards the end of summer, then let it grow the rest of the year.
So bring on summer! I know I've still got about a month to wait, but the warm weather can come early. I wouldn't mind. Summer, you are officially invited. Arrival time is pronto, please!