1. Call it nesting, call it frenzied purging and cleaning, but this past weekend I spent most of Friday night and Saturday morning organizing the garage. I simply got tired of waiting for Bryan to get around to it. I went through the containers that had some college and high school books and notebooks and found plenty to recycle. I also managed to gather up plenty of old toys and household items that will be finding new homes once they've been donated to Goodwill or some other charity. I even found a few items that we can currently use in the process. The garage isn't totally organized yet, but it's getting there. I'm sure I'll be out there again cleaning like a crazy nesting pregnant woman. I am very happy that I was able to get both of my new strollers out of the house and stored in the garage. Now I just need to bring myself to part with one or two of my ten year old strollers. Convince me that I really don't NEED five strollers for one child. I do know that I am hanging on to three of them no matter what.
2. Despite a total deluge on Saturday, we managed to safely make it to my cousin's wedding/renewal ceremony. Ellie was one of the flower girls and she did a meticulous job carefully making sure the white runner was evenly sprinkled with rose petals. It was funny how serious she was about doing her job.
3. I forgot to mention it last week, but Ellie is now riding a bike without training wheels. She still needs help getting started, but she can ride a couple hundred feet at a time on her own before she starts to get wobbly. I've been meaning to blog about this since Wednesday of last week and I kept forgetting. We're hoping she'll learn how to push off and start pedaling sometime during the next week. I'm very excited for her. She's not exactly thrilled that riding a two wheeler means she's going to have to exert energy and go for bike rides around the neighborhood with Bryan and Madeline. I thought she would have been really excited about that since she always wants to go with them.
4. I added more finishing touches to the nursery on Saturday. The walls are looking more inviting. I also found a book bin and a shelf for the baby's room. They're both scheduled to be delivered today, so I suspect they will be on the walls by this weekend or before. I'm really impressed with how well the room is coming together. I had my doubts that I could take this particular room and arrange it to fully meet my needs because of it's size, but I've managed to make it work. Now I need to focus on getting a ceiling fan and someone to install it and a switch for the wall.