We have been enjoying the beautiful early spring weather, and I love it. I loved how we actually got fall last year, and apparently we get spring too. I fear what summer has in store for us though, as I'm already sweating when we go outside...can't be a good sign. Harper loves to play outside, particularly in the dirt pile by our gate...good times. It's too bad we have no other toys for her to play with outside. She also loves bubbles, and playing with the basketball. Mainly yelling at Erich while he plays. Cute stuff.
Let's see, what else have we been up to? Saw the Hunger Games last week. It was good, and I don't have a lot of complaints about the movement from book to movie. I can say thing one thing and not spoil the movie--they weren't dirty enough. The main character comes from a poor, coal mining town, and ends up in a two week long fight to the death. You wouldn't look that fresh! Your nails would be dirty! OK, that's my biggest irk about it. I also think if you haven't read the book, you will enjoy the movie more, but that's probably always the case.
Erich and I broke down and bought a king sized bed...I finally won an argument that resulted in a prize! Yay me. So in preparation we are cleaning carpets this weekend, and the bed arrives on Monday. The Harper is spending the weekend in York with Gma and Papa, and I am sure were a distant memory by the time they get to the highway. We got the prep work of moving furniture and vaccuming done before dinner last night, and the living room, dining room and our bedroom complete before we went to bed. Now I'm just waiting for the sun to shine in to see if we need round 2 before moving more furniture to clean Harper's room.
Harper is going to be 2 in a few short months, and thanks to pinterest.com I've already gotten some good ideas, assuming she is still into Sesame Street by the time June rolls around. She has kind of taken a mini hiatus to watch Shaun the Sheep, which is a claymation cartoon about a farmer, his dog, and their sheep. Shaun is their leader of sorts. There is no dialogue, which is part of the appeal. They get into hijinks and have funny sound effects, and she loves it. Her favorite part is in between episodes Shaun will sometime dance, and he ends with the splits...she mimics the whole thing, and it's so stinking cute. Need to get that on video.
We ended up finding some pieces to make her crib into a toddler bed, and once we added a guard rail so she'd stop rolling out of bed, she is doing great. I am the only one who can do bedtime, which is probably for the best since she wants me to sit in bed with her. We read the same books every night, and end with a Curious George book. I asked my mom if she ever felt the same way since I am certain this was one of my favorites when I was little.
She also did well at her haircut, although we really didn't cut much. My mom went along to help and Harper ended up with painted nails once we were all done. Good trip!
So plans for today are to finish up carpets, put rooms back together (ugh, I am dreading the reloading of my hutch, I have too much crap!) going suit shopping for Erich, and maybe convincing Erich to go to the Mother of all Garage sales taking place today at the event center. I have been aching for garage sale season to begin! And tonight joining some friends for dinner and drinks to celebrate a birthday. Good times! I leave you with some random shots, mostly from my phone because a. it is readily available when cute stuff happens and b. I think it takes better pics than our camera. Kants Out!