Celebrating the little things in life that add up.
1. After four years in this house, we FINALLY got new carpet for Madeline's room and the baby's room. Thanks to a generous gift from my parents we were able to get their rooms carpeted. The gift was something my brothers and I got because my parents recently sold the house I grew up in and they wanted to give us all a "little something" from the sale. Madeline is quite happy with her new carpet and I'm thrilled that I no longer have to wonder when we'll get around to having the baby's room completed.
2. At long last, the new kitchen table I ordered from Wal-Mart came in. The first one we ordered arrived at the store damaged and the store refused it and cancelled my order. So I had to reorder the table and wait for what seemed like forever again. This Monday the table made it here. On Tuesday and Wednesday I spray painted the legs and apron of both the table and the matching bench (they were off white and my kitchen chairs are white). Yesterday I put two coats of glossy polyurethane on the tops of the bench and table. They look pretty good with the exception of each of them having a mark where two rather unintelligent mosquitos decided to commit suicide. I'm contemplating whether or not I need to sand it down again and do a third coat. I'd prefer to be done at this point to be perfectly honest.
3. The kids are likely the ones who'd call this a success. Last night, I wanted funnel cake and cotton candy, so I mentioned to Bryan after dinner that I bet the carnival our church was hosting would have them. So we managed to find a parking spot that was only a block away from the church (We can call this the adult success.) and we took the girls to the carnival. Most of the rides look like the type where a priest should be standing by to offer last rites prior to you getting on, so I saw no point in buying the girls the $20 ride all night passes. Instead, we got a sheet of tickets and the girls each got to go on about 5-7 rides (depending on the kid). I was going to ride the carousel and stand next to Ellie but apparently pregnant women aren't allowed on the carnival rides. At first, I had no idea what the woman was talking about until she pointed at my belly. Yep, at 25 1/2 weeks along I momentarily forgot that I was pregnant. Talk about pregnancy brain! Bryan stepped in and got on the carousel with Ellie while I stood on the side and took pictures with my phone. I did get my cotton candy and the funnel cake. The cotton candy was good, but the funnel cake left much to be desired. To add to the carnival success, I also touched base with several of the VBS volunteers while I was there and found out how their planning was coming along. Not too shabby for a spur of the moment decision.
Bonus: I'm on top of the laundry. Two more loads to go and everything will be washed. I also need to tackle all the clothes that need to be folded. Perhaps with my parents taking the girls for lunch a a movie will give me enough time to get some of that completed.