My friend Julee came for a visit this afternoon. She brought along her two boys, her oldest daughter and her dog, Mia. It was a lovely time – coffee, silly kids and good conversation. At some point Chandler (two this month) decided Mia needed to go for a walk.
Well, walking the dog is an important task. Of course, when you’re a toddler the walk tends to be a wee bit short.
And it takes place indoors.
You do, however, get to see some exotic sights. I mean, check out that Princess Popcorn Tin. You don’t see something like that every day.
Who knows where this hallway will lead.
In this case the hall way led to the living room. We’re exploring now!
With every journey there are often difficult obstacles to overcome. A piano leg and a doggy leash can result in a terrible mess.
Thankfully, assistance comes in many shapes and forms – this one arrived in slippers and pink socks.
At the end of the day, there is nothing quite like the feeling of knowing you have successfully completed an important job.
It was quite an adventure, but Chandler and Mia were troopers. I know they both felt better after the exercise.
Stay tuned, I can’t wait to introduce you to a wonderfully talented friend of mine.
Project 366 – Day 2
Happy New Year!! My house is so tidy. Nothing like hosting a party to inspire me to clean. And, of course, there is nothing like having an inspired mother to motivate children to clean.
Hannah, Emma, Annie B, Bethany and Rachel enjoy some pizza between giggles.
We had three families over for games and dinner this afternoon. We managed to play Carcassonne, Scum (lots of rounds), and Saga. The boys played outside with various weaponry. The girls sat on the couch, told stories and laughed. The little girls got into the dress-up clothes, the dolls and ended up with a game of Sleeping Queens.
We had pizza, taco soup, corn bread, veggies and dip, chips, and a lovely assortment of sweets. It was the perfect way to begin the new year. We even managed to keep five of the children overnight for an impromptu slumber party.
I’m not ready for school and structured life to begin again. I still have some Christmas cards left to send out. If our tree is still up and the Christmas cards list not finished, can I declare the Christmas holidays officially NOT over??
Project 366 – Day 1
I love new beginnings and fresh starts. Although I have a skeptical side (enhanced by living 15 years with a programmer/realist/cynical husband), I am an optimist at heart. I love January with its New Year’s Resolutions, goal planning opportunities, and the hanging of the new calendar.
Most importantly I like a fun, family party.
Some people get a little carried away on New Year’s Eve!
We were invited to a New Year’s Eve party with some friends from our church Bible study group. Yummy food, a stack of games, friends and laughter. What could be better?
Not having to host the party!!
David cheers the new year.
We had a wonderful time.
Did you go out for the evening? How many people joined you? Did you watch the ball drop? Family only or friends? Dinner or just appetizers and desserts? Black tie or casual? I love to hear about how other people celebrate the New Year so leave a comment and say hello.
Project 365 – Day 365