Ok so we had one sunny day and I freaked my freak out and didn't know what to do with myself. Totally neglecting the blog in the process. Don't be too worried though, it just started raining again. :) That sunny day I had a total burst of energy. Bj and I have been reading this and it really made me want to get organized and purge/rotate some of our things, including Tuesday's toys. I happened upon an antique mall while trying to get around Portland last weekend and found this little gem:
I'm sure who ever was selling it found it for much less than the $32 I paid for it, but I could not resist. I have been wanting to get something like this for Tuesday, and the book sealed the deal on my thinking that her toys should be out of the big bin and into something a little more organized. The top will hold a little tray for nature bits we find, when we venture out again. This is in our dining room:
That I cleaned up after this picture and managed to squeeze in space for a family art cabinet:
Tuesday was just a bit excited when I showed it to her the next morning (after staying up until 12:45 baking, cleaning, organizing, and doing laundry... I could not help myself!). Knowing she was going to want to explore the cabinet I had to dress her in this shirt made by her Aunt Sciarrino:
I bought her fancy fabric paints for Christmas and I am totally reaping the rewards, yeah!
I love that Tuesday can pull what she wants out of here (the cabinet has a baby lock on it, so it's only open when she is supervised):
coloring, a favorite:
Mark on one page, then flip to the next! Notice the crayons...
She decided the paper on them was just too annoying. I'm thinking we're going to have to get a booster soon for one of the seats because having the arms come on to the table is the one draw back of her "high chair" (we got rid of the wooden one after she started trying to climb it).
A good start, but I've got lots more ideas for the house...