I know, I know, you've probably never heard of it, and I know at first, it'll sound crazy. See the problem is, for the last year and a half, I've been having some problems with the laundry. Not only do we have a lot of it, as you can imagine 7 people do, but our laundry room is down stairs on one side of the house, and our bedrooms are upstairs on the other side. So laundry involves me, going up and down the stairs like a pack mule. Another issue is that in all honesty, the laundry wasn't making it upstairs, unless we were having company (about once a week). I'd fold the laundry on the couch, and everyone would come down and start shuffling through...DISASTER!
The other thing that wasn't workin' for us was our pantry, our pantry and our laundry room...same room! We don't know who designed our house, but come on, laundry room/pantry...geesh!
So, Scott and I have been discussing idea's, looking for storage solutions, talking about dumb butler or laundry shoot, etc. Then I came across the family closet idea! I made the suggestion to Scott, waiting for him to tell me I was nuts, but he liked the idea! Well, one day I decided I was going to get started on it myself! That morning, I dropped the kids off at school, and went to Walmart in search of storage bin options for my new family closet. I walked in and right there in the center aisle I see stackable bins, regularly $5 on clearance for $1!!! So, here is what my new Family closet looks like (mind you the floor still needs tile...and Scott, if you're reading this, the tile is in the garage, whenever you feel the motivation!) I love it!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Our Baby Girl has her first tooth! We had been at a playgroup and when we came home I was playing with her an noticed her gums on top looked puffy. I lifted her lip and could see the outline of her top four teeth! They weren't poked through, but thet were not far off! I was thinkin' if her tops were that close her bottoms which are usually first must be really close! I stuck my finger in and sure enough, felt a nice sharp tooth in there!! She's such a trooper too, no complaints, just a bit of a runny nose.
I got my first tooth today!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
After a LOOOOOOONNNNNGGGG summer (according to me), the boys are back to school! Blake is in 5th, Logan in 4th and Hunter is in 1st. Blake has his first male teacher, Mr. Cook, which he was nervous about...but so far so good! Logan has a first year teacher, Mrs. Rios, who was the student teacher in Blake's class last year and was great. Hunter has Mrs. Voss, Blake had her for 4th, his first year at Leading Edge, and Logan had her last year...we already love her, so we are thrilled to have her again for Hunter.