Sunday, October 04, 2009

Our September

It was Plano Balloon Festival time again in September! Luckily the weather had just turned nice and it was a lot of fun to sit outside and watch the balloons.

When it got dark they lit up all the balloons. Next year hopefully we'll stay for the fireworks. This time Charlotte had had it by that time.I got a new soft green cover for my Boppy pillow which Charlotte really likes. I found her looking so comfortable reading her books that I picked up another Boppy at a garage sale (for $2!!!) just in case we need two of them.

In other news, we have decided to reclaim our living room from the Toy Takeover that has dominated our first year in Texas. I didn't take a picture, but visitors will remember that toys were pretty much all over the room (the room you first see on entering our house no less), and at their best shoved against the wall or all in big toy tubs. No more!! We got an IKEA shelving unit that holds all of them and I can't believe the difference. Charlotte can find all of her toys and everything has a distinct spot. I'm wondering why I didn't do this before. I think it was so hot this summer my brain fried, and now it is [somewhat] emerging again. So... this Christmas, since we will have to stay at home, we're going to be able to enjoy a nice living room to sit in once we get some furniture, which is in process.

Helaman is on his family medicine rotation now, which has been a lot kinder to him schedule-wise than surgery and the tales are less harrowing than neurology.

I have been busy this month with home organization/furniture research, cub scouts, book club, playgroup and as always deal seeking. I feel sooo much better now that it has cooled down and my energy is back. I love fall!


Steve said...

Does the tent also go into that new toy file system?

Sheralie said...

I would love a picture of your toys and shelves. I love organizing and decluttering. I am glad you are feeling better. Such a good feeling.

Eva said...

I agree, shelving with separate compartments are great. We reclaimed our living room with that last Christmas as a present to ourselves. Eric's on surgery right now- I hope Helaman is home more than he was and Eric is!

Eryn said...

Hey Christina,

I just popped on your blog and noticed you are expecting a little girl! So are we and according to your counter it looks like we may have the same due date. I'm 27 weeks and two days =)

Eryn Todd