Remember when my kitchen looked like this?
As of last week it looks like this:
And as of a few days ago it looks like this:
I've been hard at work with a few of my amazing, smart, talented, selfless friends (Cat, Carly, Jess). I'm only half-way done but I am LOVING IT! The transformation is amazing and the many many hours and hours and hours of work I (we) have put into it are paying off!
Can't wait to reveal the finished product : )
That's not the only project I took on this summer. First, I decided to get organized with my kids and come up with a really great reward system for the summer. I put a lot of time and effort and thought into this and was super excited about it.
It failed. Big Time.
But that was ok. I worked out the kinks and came up with a new point chart for my kids to earn those amazing dollar store prizes (and some fun activities with mom and dad).
This one has worked out well for us.
Meanwhile, lots is new around here.
We got pets.
The first pet, a Venus Flytrap.
Sent to Noah by Grandma Hunt (jar of dead flies included)
(Noah refused to pose, Alex obliged)
We figured if we could keep a carnivorous plant alive we could an animal alive too.
Actually, the kids have been doing chores (and other odd things like taking family pictures) and saving their money for months in order to buy a fish (and tank and accessories).
They finally did it.
Our beta fish, and the best pet ever.
The kids love him.
They have also loved staying busy with all kinds of different activities this summer:
and nature camp so far.
Much more to come.
And, last but not least, Avery is crawling!
And she got her first two teeth.
The crawling and the teeth are pretty much the cutest ever.
And she still has red hair.
p.s. next week...the kids and I are headed to Chicago to see my sis. Can't wait.
can you keep up??