So after posting pics of our new playroom, I received a few emails asking if the girls ever mess the room up. The answer to that question is a big, fat, resounding...
YES! Of course! They're kiddos! Besides, what fun would a playroom be if you couldn't play in it?! :)
Perhaps I should post more pictures of the messes and real life situations on this blog, because the last thing I want to do is try to paint this picture that my life is perfect, and that my children are always perfect, never throwing any sort of fit or aren't annoying to the point I'm ready to lock them up in their room for the night just to get some quiet time!
(Because those blogs and those type of people seriously make me want to gag myself with a spoon.)
Take Miss J for example. See this look? Yeah, she's currently in this stage where I get this look a lot lately.
But seriously. I'm real. I get fed up sometimes. I lose it sometimes. And sometimes our house is just downright messy. And, I'm trying to do better about not apologizing for the messy status of our house when friends come over. (Anyone else have a problem of doing that?! lol) Afterall, with 3 littles living in this house I want them to do just that--to live, to be creative, to not feel like I'm constantly on them to keep it in tip top shape (though I honestly do love a clean house). Which reminds me, have any of you seen this mom's brilliant idea of how to help train their kiddos to clean up after themselves? Brilliant, I tell you!
But I will also let you know that I also don't like to dwell on the negative, I'm naturally a pretty upbeat person (most of the time), and I like pretty things, so I guess that's what you'll mostly see here.
So there you have it. That was one long answer to your short question if our playroom ever gets dirty.
I've got a winner for the 500th Post Giveaway! #9, you're it! Congratulations Angela--email me your address and I'll ship your gift asap!
Many thanks to all of you who entered the giveaway and for the many thoughtful things you had to say about me and my creations. I swear, sometimes your kind words are what helps prod me along in my creative jewelry journey, so thank you!!
(Okay, I tried and tried to figure out how to crop a closeup of the picture of the winner but CANNOT figure out how to, so sorry about the huge screenshot. I swear that itty bitty number is a 9! lol)
I love nights like tonight. Beautiful warm, sunny evening weather. The park was calling our name, so we went.
Oh, if you could've smelled the sweet, fragrant iris we found there. I swear it took me back to my childhood.
Then little Miss Avery wanted a picture of her mommy and daddy, so she had some fun on her daddy's iphone. Why not mine? Because I don't have one. Don't want one either, except to take pictures on. (Portable internet to constantly distract me? No thanks. But I'm glad Aaron has one--that gps sure does come in handy. Go ahead--call me old fashioned. I don't mind.) Man, that phone can take a great picture. It's also fun trying out the different filters on instagram.
Then Miss Avery showed me a new hiding spot she found--right in the middle of a bush!
After playing awhile we headed back home, with Jane pedaling as fast as she could to keep up with Avery, and then with Clara, too.