Yesterday my sister told me she's proud of me for sticking with this past three days. I didn't know if it was a compliment or not... Just kidding, I know it was a compliment because I have a few other blogs that were abandoned after not much longer than three days. I'm having lots of fun with this one though, and seeing real effects quickly in my life, so I'm thinking I'll be able to keep it going.
Also yesterday, I got a fun email from my old friend Daynene - NO, she's not old! We've just literally been friends since kindergarten so in this case old means we go way back. Anyway, she sent a link to a fun website where I found a project I may do with my girls soon. www.nestlefamily.com/CraftsAndActivities/Creativeprojects/Default.aspx?ArticleId=0F0C7AC5-1C98-4FC0-8A52-44FB77CAFF71&sc=10087145&utm_source=NF&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Week1&utm_campaign=BackToSchool10 My girls can't get enough when it comes to crafts and this is one that would be useful! I think the girls would love having their own calendar. So, if I find the ambition to go to the store and buy the supplies, I think this one will be in our future. Thanks for the link Daynene!!!
Today's plan doesn't look very exciting when you see it on the calendar, but I'm looking forward to it. First, I'm getting a haircut! Yay! That's a whole glorious hour (maybe an hour and a half!!!) all to myself. I love my stylist, so I look forward to seeing her, too. She not only gives the best scalp massage while she's shampooing, but we have a lot in common so I like visiting with her. Then, for our fun time this afternoon, the kids and I are going to clean up the playroom. We crank up the music and boogie down while we work. Alex, of course, and Madelyn need lots of help staying focused on putting things away instead of getting more things out, but that's ok. I wouldn't expect otherwise.
It's also looking like I'm going to be dolling out lots of reading stickers for Madelyn. She taught herself to read this summer but is self-conscious about reading to people. To encourage her to read to me and try new books I put a bunch of stickers in a baggie and she gets to choose one every time she reads a new book to someone. She must have decided she wants some stickers today because she just got all of her early reader books and read one. That's a nice way to start a day, don't you think?
Now, on with today! Happy Monday!