Well. More than three if you count the “friends” who were along for the ride. :) Kenny took the girls camping (they go once a month with a group of dads and daughters) so it was just my little boyfriend and I left at home (the only boyfriend Kenny is cool with).
I know! I’ll make a list! Nothing like a good to-do list and time to actually tackle it. Not a long list, but each to-do was a major time sucker. Plus I did still have my little man to tend to who is known to be a bit of a to-do list sabotager. :) But despite his best efforts, I managed to cross off most of my list (and a few things not listed!) which has left me starting the week both tired and happy. There was also a lot of train assembling, pillow fort building, and Peppa Pig watching that went on but I didn’t take a ton of pictures. Time was of the essence! Here are a few I did snap…
Quick fridge clean out. I’m wishing I would have taken a “before” because it was so bad. Not a lot of upkeep lately on my part and my organized spaces were falling fast. After a good 45 minutes we were back in business.
Summer essentials I keep in a bucket for easy access (I added sunscreen after I took this picture). This is next to our beach bags so if we are heading to the beach or pool I can have us ready in no time. Well. Not no time. It still takes us some time. Nothing happens at light speed with three children. But now we can be ready in less time! And less is more if you ask me. But you didn’t ask me so I’ll stop rambling now. At least about this picture.
When I cleaned out our van (our van requires a major clean out before I can even take it to the car wash!) I realized that our front console was a mess. I emptied it only to find three umbrellas. THREE! And it doesn’t even rain here that much. Funny. So I rounded up all of our umbrellas that were living in random places throughout the car and the house and grouped them together in this green bucket I had on hand. Now when it does rain we will be ready in no time! Well. Not no time. But less time.
Our bougainvillea vine over the garage is looking stunning as always but I have to say that while this vine and I were once in love, we have now become mortal enemies. I decided this as I swept out my garage for the 3,267th time this year. I also decided that I can’t plant one over the garage in my new house like I thought I would. Bummer! As beautiful as it is, it is just way too high maintenance. These lovely little pink flowers blow off and end up everywhere. I will have to find a better spot for one in the new place.
There are a couple of things left to accomplish whenever I find a minute. Girls’ bathroom cupboards are in need of some tweaking and as you can see on my list – I didn’t organize blog posts for the week. Nothing new there. Oh well! I’m a better fly by the seat of my pants kind of blogger anyway. :)
In between organizing spurts both days my little buddy and I went to the park. I got a run in and he got some swing/slide/sand time. Win win! We both enjoyed the fresh air.
He also “helped” me prepare meals. The two of us had a fabulous time together but after two full days of “where my Ellie go?” “where my Addie go?” “where my daddy go?” we were both ready to see our campers again.