Saturday, May 2, 2009

18 Hours

Long, wonderful, rainy day yesterday . . . worth documenting:

2 a.m.
Terrible thunderstorm. Lilly ends up in bed with mama and daddy.
8 a.m.
9 a.m.
10 a.m.
Play with rice and seashells on deck
11 a.m.
Short break in rain -- go for a walk, bubbles in tow (air so heavy the bubbles stand still; kids squeal with delight)
12 p.m.
Lunch, Larry Boy video, naps, yada yada
5 p.m.
Dinner at McAlister's
5:30 p.m.
Art Show and Circus at Ian's preschool: Tiger Ian steals show, hopping up on platform and screeching, err, ROARING for the crowd. We were proud!
7:45 p.m. Ian and his good buddy, Andrew, play with the lightsaber on grandpa's iPhone after the show. Instant Ian popularity (wish it were that simple for me)!
8 p.m. Head home.

Anyone else look at those images and see LAUNDRY?

I promised to write more today about Amanda Soule. Visit her website here and link to her blog, too. I bought her book, The Creative Family, last year, but am just now reading it cover to cover. It is full of ideas to nurture the creativity of your children, focusing on the less-is-more concept.

Mental note: clean kids' rooms; throw away unnecessary plastic and Happy Meal toys
Obvious confession: I'm a total Amanda Soule wannabe

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