Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Last week's 20%

I felt so much more productive at home last week with a four day work schedule. It was school vacation week so the girls were home with me on my day off but I was still able to get through six loads of laundry and clean most of our bedroom. (I finished that project on Saturday morning.)

When the girls are in school, I will have about 2 hours and 15 minutes of time at home by myself. I was all excited a few weeks ago because I thought I had come up with an awesome plan to go shopping for myself (need. work. clothes) after dropping the girls off at school. It's a great idea except for the part where the mall doesn't open until 10:00, which would only give me about 30 minutes of time to shop. Not really a productive use of my time considering how long it would take to drive there and back.

The girls were fairly well behaved but I still had to break up fights and deal with four year old drama. I've noted before how Rich and I love their creativity but not their ability to inadvertently create a disaster area in a matter of minutes. I told Rich that I hate to limit how many toys they have out because I don't want to squash that creativity.

Rapunzel's birthday party.


Birthday presents.


Getting ready for a picnic.


A hotel, perhaps? I love how the felt food pieces are beds.


Hello Kitty boat with additional pools and water slides.


Kitties waiting in line for the slide.


A restaurant.


The girls are finally independent enough to stand on a stool to reach their activity books. Em left this mess but told me she would clean it up.


Dancing. Allie loves dancing to the Little People Christmas CD.



Carla said...

I love it. Love to see children's imaginations come to life. My boys took some play frogs and fake rocks and made their own "Angry Frogs" game because I wouldn't let them play Angry Birds on my phone. The were "slingshotting" the frogs off of the top of the vacuum. My favorite here is a toss up between the kitties waiting in line and the restaurant. :)

Maydelin said...

what a imagination!! I love it!! really!

T.J. said...

I love the kitties waiting in line! How cute!

JEN said...

my daughter never plays with toys the way they are intended. I was complaining to my husband and he said she was creative. Aha! I see it now.

Kelley said...

You do know what a holy season you are in right? My 13yo used to play like that, but, oh, not anymore. While I'm thrilled she's growing up as she should, I must admit, I miss the pure innocence and joy of that season. Luckily, I captured some of it on "film" too and was perusing and remembering just last night. Soothes the soul, I think. So from one mom to another, enjoy this season. Continue to embrace it (as you are) and celebrate it's pure beauty. I do believe it is one of God's gift to us - to you! Happy day to you and yours :) ~ Kelley

Gina said...

I have the same issue with my daughter's preschool timing - I'm "free" from 8:35 - 11:15, but nothing opens until 10!

I love your girls' creativity!

Nicole said...

Hi! I love your blog - especially this one, it's so cute! I was just wondering, do you have any videos of your girls?

Sarah said...

Nicole - I don't have any videos here but my husband has some on his blog - Running with triplets.