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Saturday, July 30, 2011

Our Saturday

We woke up a little before 7 today....compliments of our 3 year old.   ;)  We had discussed the night before a few of the things that we wanted to get done today.  And among the list out the garage.....and cleaning out the office.  The former was the only thing we really got accomplished, but we'll take what we can get!  I started on the office....but really- my issue is that I don't know where exactly to put everything and for it to be accessible.  So it takes me a while to sort it out.  But in the meantime....the mess is driving me crazy!

Moving on....

For the first time since we've been married.....we can now fit TWO cars in the garage!!  It is a tight fit, that's for sure, and we still should probably get rid of a few things to make it not so tight.....but this is my picture for proof.  haha.  We'll see how long this lasts.  ;)

While Geoff was working in the heat....I took the girls with me to Michael's and then to Payless.  Grace seriously jumped in shoe size from a 4 to a 6.5.  It seriously took me a while to process after the lady measured her foot.  I remember in February when I stocked up on shoes for the spring (and I thought for the summer)....and I bought Grace some size 4 sandals....they were probably a size and a half too big for her then.  Anyway- I tried them on her several times, and they still never fit.  Too big.  Until one day....they were too small.  She never wore them!  No big deal, I guess.  But She really did jump from a size 4 to 6.5/7 (because her foot is so wide).  And in some ways broke my heart because because it was not too long ago that Parker was a 7!!  Like....last year.  Uh.   Goes by way too fast.

We stopped by Chipotle to pick up lunch.  Came home.  Ate.  Then, per Parker's request....she wanted to paint.  This is, by far, her favorite thing to do these days.  She mostly paints with water colors, but it's a special treat to paint with my paints.  I decided to let Grace have a go this time, too.

Grace started telling me "No!" (her favorite word) reference to not wanting me to take her picture.  And then Parker chimed in, "Yeh.....NO!".  So this is all I got of her.  ;)

"Show me your teeth!"

"Show me your hands!"  Only....I got her face, not her hands.  She was only occupied by this for a few short minutes....then just wanted to put her paint brush in the water.  But I would hold onto the water while she would do this, because I know that the ultimate result, had I let her have the cup of water, would have been a spilled glass of water. 

Then she said, "Momma!  Wook!"  And held up her picture.  She held it up so good, but I didn't take the picture in Geoff helped her out.  She was so proud.

After I put Grace down for a nap....Parker and I started a new 'project.'    I got this idea somewhere over the past week but I can't find it (and it's really bothering me), but will post the source as soon as I can.  You paint river rocks, then put the alphabet on them, paint them different colors....can be used for sorting and whatever.  I figured Parker could help me paint them.  I'll touch them up one night while she's sleeping.  And hopefully we'll get some good use out of them with the 2 girls.

She had the best time.  And was so excited and felt so important painting her rocks.  They didn't take long to dry, and I had hoped to finish painting them tonight, but ran out of energy.  They'll be there tomorrow, though.  And the day after that.  ;)

I even let her have a few sips of my Dr. Pepper.  (I don't know if this makes me a good or bad mom?  Probably the latter.)

For dinner.....we made a spin off of PW's BBQ chicken pizza.  We left out the red onion because we just didn't have one.  But it still turned out so. good.

We made the girls a separate cheese pizza, that they, of course, had already eaten by the time we sat down to eat.  So while we were eating, Parker sat in Geoff's lap and played a learning game.  We were impressed by her use of the mouse on the laptop,  She's getting so big....and will be 4 in less than 2 months!

Grace loves this teapot that you see in the background.  When you push the button at the top, it plays the song "I'm a little teapot."  So being in a goofy mood, I started standing up, doing hand motions...and singing it really loud.  She loved it.

And Daddy helped her out, too. 

" over and pour. me. out!"

Then she starts in with, "Yay!!!  And smiling the sweetest smile.

Then she went back to do it again.

And again.

And again.  ;)

And so we had to finish off the night with Braum's.  Geoff handed Grace these sunglasses when he got in the car.... and she put them on herself.  I looked back at her....and seriously.....she was sitting there with this "I'm just chilling" look.  Still now- this picture makes me laugh out loud.  Love this kid.

Parker got her 'pink' ice cream.

And we got a banana split.  It had melted a bit when we got home, but it was still so good!

We had a good Saturday......and looking forward to a date with my oldest gal tomorrow after church.  Hope everyone is having a good weekend.


Viv said...

wonderful day, great pics as usual. As usual they all made me smile. Sweet girl, you could NEVER be categorized as a bad Mother, I promise letting her take a sip of your DP is not any where near to child abuse. Just making memories....wonderful sweet memories.

Kristin said...

Wow, Impressed that ya'll can fit both cars in the garage!!

Looks like a great family Staurday!

That pizza did look pretty yummy!!
And all of those pictures made me smile!! Love Grace in those glasses!! Too cute!!!


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