Monday, July 16, 2012

July 4th and catch-up

We had some pretty crazy weather here this July 4th.  They said on the news it was the coolest 4th in 100 years!  It should have been around 110 degrees, but instead it was overcast, rainy and in the low 90’s.  Lauren was thrilled to get her barely used Minnie Mouse umbrella out…


and climb around on her playset.  Since it wasn’t that hot, we decided to head out to the fireworks display at the local park.  Lauren had a great time and she actually complained she was chilly during the display.  Now that’s unheard of in July around here!


There’s a couple of new things going on in the kitchen.  I made a TV chart so Lauren can keep track of how many shows she’s watching.  She gets six half hour shows from the Disney channel or Nick Jr. per day.  She’s been really good about marking the chart after each show.  The hardest part for her has been managing her morning shows so she has a show to watch in the evening.  Since Dad is home with her during the day and she’s not in school right now, she tends to crawl into bed with Dad in the morning and watches Disney channel before they get up for the day.  She can kill three shows right there.  If anyone else has ideas for how they manage TV watching, I’d love to hear about it. 

The other side of the fridge holds a few cups mounted with magnets so Lauren can grab one and get her own water whenever she wants.  I got kinda tired of hearing “Mom, I need some water”.  Now she gets her own.  I borrowed this idea from Made and it’s been working great.   


I haven’t had time to sit down and work on our yearly photo albums, but with Shutterfly’s new on-line scrapbooking software I put this book together quickly to send out to Grandpa and Grandma to show them what we’ve been up to so far this year…

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