27-52 An afternoon of gardening, and a toddler kept busy by a popsicle (“popa-co!”). Afterwards she went and played in the dirt, making her a sticky, dirty, sweaty mess. Oh, summer!
Our new yard has a ton of work to be done, and we just started ripping out all the overgrown bushes that were never taken care of. It looks like a mess now, but at least the neighbours know we aren’t just leaving the yard as it was!
26-52 While we enjoy our morning coffee, Lucy is (lately) really good at keeping herself entertained. She’s recently discovered the little fisher price magnetic chalkboard that I bought years ago at the thrift store (before she was even born). She calls the letters “A-A-A’s” (because of the Dr. Seuss ABC book) and sits there for long periods of time rearranging them. Definitely a new favourite toy.
25-52 A backyard worthy of toddler exploration. We are so happy with the yard at our new place. It’s huge and needs a TON of work, but it will be great when it’s done. This particular spot is going to have a little playhouse nestled in to it. We moved the playhouse from my parents old house, but have yet to place it. Lucy asks first thing in the morning every morning to go “ow-side”, and then gets her shoes and fusses before I’ve even taken my PJ’s off. I’d say she’s pretty happy with the yard too.
24-52 I love how toddlers will all of a sudden just lay down on the ground and start rolling around (or is it only mine?). Lucy is modelling here our lovely 70′s lino floors that I have a bit of a love/hate relationship with. I may or may not be the only person in the world who finds the pattern kind of fun, and I wish that they were in better shape. Honestly though, they feel nasty and are coming up at the seams so we have exciting plans to change them.
We are slowly settling in to our new house, but it’s still quite a disaster zone. I’d love to share pictures but we are just going to have to wait till there aren’t tools and boxes everywhere. Soon enough!
23-52 This weeks photo should be titled “How to keep a toddler busy while unpacking an entire house”.
We have finally moved into our FIRST home! It’s been crazy, to say the least. You may remember that we were, only last week, in Montreal visiting my brother (a working vacation for Dave, who helped my brother with renovations of his own). We had one week from when we got back to pack up everything that we hadn’t gotten to, and finish as much of the renovations as we could.
Unpacking with a toddler is just about as fun as gouging your eyeballs out. Thankfully, the crib worked as a “cage” for about an hour as I organized her room. Every box that I unpacked had a number of things she wanted, thus the crib ended up piled high. Hey, she was happy!
We are still in the middle of a construction zone, on top of being half unpacked. Our bathroom is not totally finished, we have no closet doors, and our kitchen cabinet doors are still out at the paint shop. It makes it challenging with a very curious little girl who wants to touch everything. Such is life. Hopefully we will be able to sit back and breath a sigh of relief…soon…