Monday, July 29, 2013

Ingleside 7/30/13

My friend Melanie does posts called "Around Here" where she just documents the regular stuff that's going on, and Clover Lane does the same sort of thing with "Ordinary Days".   I like that idea.  I always really enjoy those posts because they're so authentic.  I'm going to try to do the same thing occasionally.

Jimmy is still napping in the swing. He likes to fall asleep while everyone is bustling around.  

Matthew is setting up his drums today to get ready for a concert this weekend.  Naps are happily happening even with all of the drumming.  

Sometimes I get lazy and just dump a package of cookie onto the cake plate. 

10 lb bags of seed ready to mail to KCIA.

Mondays are laundry days.  I wash and dry it all and put it on the bed so that I have to fold it before I can go to sleep.  Laundry is my favorite chore.  I like it that the machines do 90% of the work for you, and the folding and the putting away is so soothing.  From chaos to order, and you can watch TV at the same time!

Progress on Abby's blanket.  5 skeins down, 7 to go.  I have about 3 weeks to finish before she leaves for college.  Each stripe is a skein, and that takes about the length of a movie.  MJL and Anna are really happy that I'll watch movies with them for once.  

I put the Christmas Bells on Katie's door because she can get out of her bed now.   If I hear the bells on the monitor, I know to run upstairs pronto.  Before the bells, she "washed" her hair with an entire bottle of travel shampoo before I happened upstairs and found her in Anna's room.  

Father's Day paintings 2013.  Anna's is rain on crops and wild flowers, Katie's is all of our toes, and Jimmy's is what I could smoosh onto the canvas before he crawled away crying.  He didn't like the paint at all.  

We have just a little bit of summer left.  I'm trying to balance relaxing and enjoying with the crazy urge to finish everything I didn't get done yet.  Happy Summer!


Melanie said...

Love the chevron blanket and Anna's painting! So glad it is raining more this year! The bells on the door are a really good idea.

In the Mix said...

This all brings me joy. Bells are a good idea. That Katie girl and this Clementine sure could get into some fun together. I may have to do a post like this sometime. Good stuff.

Susan said...

Love this post. It reminds me of that book where the baby can only sleep when all of her siblings are making noise. It's fun to see all the corners of your ordinary days.