Thursday, March 13, 2014

Waiting For Spring

We celebrated Steve's 35th birthday this last week.  The kids made cards for him and wrote things that they loved about him.  We wrapped and gave him an assortment of gifts.  His birthday fell on a lazy, sunny Sunday afternoon and we so enjoyed spending the day together celebrating him. 

These last few weeks Steve and I have been able to go out on some dates together.  We usually don't get to go out as often, maybe once or twice a month, but these last few weeks we have been going out weekly.  One of our dates out was to the Portland City Grill, on the 30th floor of the Bancorp Tower.  Yummy food and an awesome view.  I just love spending time with my guy, for the awesome conversations and relaxed evening shared, taking time away from work and kids, chores and responsibilities.  I highly recommend it.

I'm working on a gallery wall, collecting photo frames and other items.   I started putting it up in the stairwell.  I liked how it was coming together, how the items coordinated, but it just wasn't working there.  I'm going to try to move it to the laundry room wall.  How fun to collect these items, a lot of them leftovers from other decorating adventures, and put them together to make something new.  So much of what is added are things that I really love.  It definitely reflects my evolving style. 

My baby is looking so big.  This little guy with the big eyes and the serious expression.  He keeps me on my toes.  Lately he has had all his molars coming in and has been getting over a cold.  With all this going on, he has determined that sleeping is a bit overrated and has forgotten the definition of a schedule.  Add in daylight savings time this last weekend and my little guy isn't quite sure what to do with himself.  We are refocusing on bedtime routines, full bellies, and warm, comfy blankets. 

The sun has finally come out around these parts.  I'm anxious to get out in the garden but feeling that there is always so much to get done indoors.  I've been rearranging spaces and organizing cupboards.  I'm hoping to work on the kid's toys next.  I'm scheming and planning on creating a system that will keep the toys in their proper place and off the ground.  I'm looking for the perfect containers.  If any of you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them.  I do hope to get outside though.  The sun, dirt, and fresh air are calling to me.

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