Thursday, July 2, 2009

Small Successes

Celebrating the little things in life that add up

1. Finally, after nearly a week of waiting for sunny and warm days, we got to use the pool again. We've been in it every day for almost a week now. Ellie once again has the confidence to jump in the pool unassisted, and she's jumping in far enough that I don't have to cringe and pray that she doesn't hit her head on the wall with each jump. She's even going under the water with each jump. Maybe she'll be swimming before Summer draws to a close.
2. Since I couldn't find the size pet bed I wanted for Oscar, the pet bed destroyer, I brought a bed that I liked at Target and altered it. I turned one bed into two, and not only do they match my family room furniture, they look pretty nice. I've also come to the conclusion that it's more satisfying to do this type of stuff for my kids vs. the family pet.
3. I saw my first wild snake this past Saturday at my cousin's pool party. It was a rat snake. If I wasn't afraid to get bit, I would have tried to pet him (his head was in a mole hole).

Bonus: I actually decided on a date for Ellie's birthday party and brought invitations. With 11 days to go, I really need to get those invites filled out and sent out.


  1. What a great list!!! Thanks for the wonderful distraction and fun reading all your activities. Good for you!!

  2. so glad you guys can enjoy some pool days! always a nice, fun, relaxing family event!! hope the weather cooperates this weekend so you can have fun in the sun!

    (I don't think this snake in our yard is poisonous but have no idea what kind it is; the neighbor next door says he thinks its a gopher snake)

    Happy Fourth!



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