Friday, June 30, 2017


I was so tired so I tried to put Miles in the middle of the bed and let me sleep a little. Miles didn't tolerate it long but I still try all the time.

Every time he sees me taking his picture, he starts to crawl to me.

I stood on a chair to take pictures of the mommy bird feeding her baby birds.

I heard Miles struggling and then I look over and see him like this. I left him on the other side of the chair on the rug.  I guess he can move if he wants to.

Here's a better picture that shows where he got to.

Not only does Ella love her new petticoat but she likes to wear multiple dresses and multiple tops over it.

Here are some pictures of the nest by our front door.

I put Miles in the den when Dave was in there. He liked all the toys in the pack n play.
I got a pic of Ella during quiet time. She stayed in her room and the little bit of quiet time helped.

My parents went to Ikea for us to buy the dresser we wanted to save us time. Then my dad and Dave started putting it together. They didn't finish so that my parents could be home to watch the Penguins game. They still left later than my mom thought they'd leave. I think they missed some of the game.

Miles loves food.
Ella was a helper while they put it together.

The drawers weren't done but it looked more like a dresser. They did mess up on all the 4 little drawers and installed some things backwards and then had to use a drill to make new holes. (You can tell. The drawers don't work so well.)

Once they left I got Miles to sleep.
I didn't take pictures after this screen shot but I know I was up late with Ella and when I got Ella to take off her dresses, she just wanted to wear more dresses.


I took the kids to the library for their dance party and craft time. The crafts are once a month and the dance party is weekly.  Ella wanted to do crafts first.  She was slow and crafted the entire time. The dance party was over well before she was done crafting.  I'm so glad I met someone at the park who told me about the Shaler Library and their crafts on the first Thursday of the month.

Ella was still working on her ice cream cone and some kids finished all 4 art projects.

 I tried to have Miles do his first art project.
First Ella did the ice cream cone. Then both kids glued tissue paper on a bach ball.  Third Ella used a sponge to paint ice cubes on a cup.

The 4th craft was tracing a hand then cutting it out and adding eyes and clothes pins.  I traced Ella's hand and she cut it.  I traced Miles's hand and made his.   Then Ella wanted to make another. This time she traced her own hand and cut it.

Ella loved it. I need to find more events like this.
After we got home, I got Miles to sleep and then Ella could do beading.

I made her the one bracelet she's wearing. She made 2 more bracelets and a necklace.
Ella was a ghost!

Miles likes his toy.
Ella was tired but didn't want to sleep of course. She watched her iPad on the couch.
Just a random picture of the progress or lack of progress in the master bedroom.
Here's the kitchen that is mostly clean.