Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Spring has sprung

I know it's spring-time and all, but "Rain, rain, go away"!

This time of year I find myself anxious about the impending warm weather and frustrated when Mother Nature doesn't cooperate! The Chicagoland area has been hit with precipitation off and on for the last week. Luckily the weekend wasn't a complete washout. The sun poked out for a couple of hours at a time and kept us pretty warm!

During one of those dry spells on Sunday, Hailey went on her first outing with Grandpa & Grandma (a.k.a. my Dad & Cheryl). There are so many Grandparents! It's even hard for us to keep track.

Anywho...my Dad and Cheryl picked Hailey up and took her to the downtown park along the river to play and feed the ducks. I was worried about how she'd do on her first outing with them because she refused to nap that day, but they said she was very well-behaved. They even took her out to dinner after the park!

She came home about 8pm happy, but tired. Daddy to put her to bed right away and she was out like a light. Which is surprising because she had ice cream for dessert. I guess her sleepiness took priority over her sugar rush.

While Hailey was on her outing RJ got the new door to Hailey's "big girl" room hung and the bi-fold closet doors installed. I supervised. Clearly that is what I am best at when it comes to handywork.

The room is coming together now. All that is left is the closet organizer, which we have yet to buy, and some art for the walls. So far we have some cute fabric butterflies, which we are going to hang from the ceiling and walls. And Auntie Lisa is going to make some artwork using the butterfly stencil I used for the walls. So exciting!

If you have any ideas for butterfly-themed decor, email them my way. I'll be on the scout for the perfect pieces!


Kareer Woman said...

Hailey is growing up, sounds like she had a blast! Oh and I can't wait to see "Auntie Lisa's" artwork!
I've heard about all your rain, wishing you lots of sunshine from here on out!!

Nata-Leigh (Lubbock's Mom) said...

Do you realize who you just extended a challenge to?

I love butterflies!