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Thursday, June 9, 2011

It's been a fun week, Indeed!

I'm back for Fun Day Friday with Little Lucy Lu!

I don't have any pictures, BORING I know.  But I was just too busy enjoying myself to run off and grab the camera.  

We did yard work together this week.  Not usually my idea of fun, but it was just nice to be outside and enjoy time as a family working on our home!  Diego loves to pull weeds (YES!!) and thinks its "hard work" so we've got him started early on chores.  

I mentioned this in an earlier post, but Diego and I did some swimming outside this week, and it was too much fun not to mention in my fun day friday post!  Water wings have given him the freedom and independence in the pool he has been longing for.  Even though I'm still right next to him, I can see the pride in his face when he can float without me holding him.  LOVED IT!  He's got 4 full weeks of swimming lessons coming up this summer, and I know he will just LOVE it!

Another fun thing for me this week?  I'm getting ready to have a garage sale with one of my BFF's, Mindy.  I have been so excited to price and get my loot ready to sell!  Don't ask my why, but getting rid of the stuff we don't need/use in our house seems so freeing to me.  I recently read that so many of us attach sentiment to items that just don't deserve it and having too much clutter in our home can actually be very unsettling.  This made complete sense to me!  I have a hard time relaxing at home because we have so much STUFF around. I have never been good at putting things in their place, mostly because I feel like we have too much stuff and not enough places to put it.   Project house clean up is underway!

Diego helped me with some baking this week!  He has never been too interested in helping me in the kitchen, I think he lacked the attention span and I might have possibly, just maybe, lacked the patience (I'm not known for my patience :), but this week, it just seemed to work beautifully.  He scooped and dumped flour, sugar, baking powder, etc.  He operated the crank sifter and even did some whisking!  He seemed so excited to be up there helping and has been talking about it ever since!  The results of our baking together was a HUGE success and we are still finishing the leftovers.  We made Marshmallow Crunch Brownie Bars, TO. DIE. FOR.  Saving the recipe for another post, but basically its a layer of brownies (not even from a box, impressive?  Yes, I'm just sayin'), a layer of marshmallows and a layer of chocolate, peanut butter, butter and rice crispies all melted and stirred together.  Talk about YUM!

Shopping fun!  Diego has become a fun little shopping buddy, sans stroller.  He hides in the clothing racks and thinks its hilarious and best of all, sticks by me for the most part.  I have been on the hunt for some shorts for the summer that a) aren't too short b) are good colors and c) aren't "MOM" shorts (have you seen the SNL skit for MOM jeans?  Go look, you'll get it).  I found two pairs today at macy's!  Yay!  I couldn't find pics of them online to post, but I'm so excited!

The FUN BALL finally made it out of the box this week!  My sister bought Diego this huge inflatable ball for his birthday and basically its a human hamster ball.  And, he loves it!  It was so fun to watch him get in and figure out how to roll himself around the yard and of course it didn't take long for him to realize it was A LOT more fun to have Mom or Dad PUSH him around the yard in it.  I thought the idea was for him to get a bit of exercise from it?  Nope, we get the workout.  :)~  His buddy Lauren came over and tried it out with him too, and also LOVED it!

And, That's all folks!  Next week I hope to have some pictures to show our fun, but for now, I'm OUT.


Bec@littlelucylu said...

Good job, Meghan!
But yes! We wanna see pics of that cool ball ... .and those yummy treats you made!?! Yum!

And good luck with your garage sale ... I LOVE getting rid of things like no other!
I was JUST talking to my neighbor about hating the feeling of having too much STUFF around me. (She told me to stop going to Target! Ha!) She said she stopped going there about 6 years ago and saves almost $500 a month!
Sadly, I'd probably find that I'd save about the same if I stayed away .... but I just LOVE that place! :)~

Have a great weekend!
~Bec :-)

Chef in Training said...

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Lesley said...

Hi There,

My name is Lesley and I also linked up to Bec's fun day. It sounds like you had a fun week and Diego sounds like a great little guy!!! I agree we sure need pics of that ball, my two boys would LOVE that! Have a great weekend. Lesley

Mike and Mindy Roth said...

I canNOT wait for the garage sale. It will be so nice to get some cash for all of the stuff we don't use.
And Mike and I had so much fun watching Diego at the pool last week. I know he is going to love the swimming lessons. He is a natural in the water and enjoys it so much.