Today was a FAN-TASTIC day! I started out with a shopping trip to the outlet mall with my mom, sister and brother. I don’t really remember the last time it was just us – without my kids running around like crazy boys. I spent most of my time walking around with my brother – helping him pick out new clothes for school. My baby brother is going to be senior in high school this year! I remember changing that boy’s diapers! And here he is, way taller than me, with a girlfriend and planning to go to college. How on earth did this happen?
I don’t get to spend a lot of time with him anymore. He is busy with sports, friends and a job — and I don’t need to elaborate on what I’m busy with. When I lived at home after I graduated college I remember watching Hannah Montana with him every night before falling asleep. I slept on a day bed – so we usually pulled out the under mattress and would have sleepovers. (sorry Jake if I’m embarrassing you with these stories!) I just look so fondly on these memories – bonding with my baby brother. I miss it. A lot.
After some amazing sibling and mama bonding, I headed over to a dear friend’s house to help her paint her on-the-way-baby-girl’s nursery. Patty is a woman who I actually met through the blog, believe it or not. She has proven to be a supportive friend with a deep faith, who can understand just how crazy it can be to raise a 20 month old boy(s). Her son Tucker, was born just two weeks after the triplets. This time she is having a baby girl – and she’s coming in about a month an a half! Not like I’m excited or anything 🙂
She’s a planner — so a few months ago she asked me if I would be her daughter’s godmother (along with her brother and sister-in-law). I was thrilled to say yes! I wanted to help in some way to prepare for this little girl’s arrival. When she said she wanted to repaint the nursery, I offered my services. Little did I know it wasn’t just going to be just painting four walls – it would be painting stripes on a wall! Together we managed to get the taped lines pretty darn straight, along with two coats of crayola yellow paint AND hundreds of laughs.
I can’t wait to see what our master piece looks like without the blue painter’s tape! I’ve got a few more pinterest projects to finish off the Sunshine theme … gosh I love crafts 🙂
What can I say … it was a good day! And tomorrow I get to head to a birthday party for the kids of another dear friend of mine. Is it legal to have this much fun in one weekend?