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I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Friday, January 25, 2008
Another One of Those Weeks
Well, we're finally all on the mend. At least for now, not sure how long it will last. Now I just look at the house and shudder. Ever wonder how much a house can be destroyed in a week and a half with 2 sick kids? Come on over and find out.

I do want to share the added organization that was added to our playroom in early January. A while back, we put up a long shelf to put games on. Since we didn't have many games at the time, it got eaten up very quickly by arts and crafts supplies. So after Santa came, we were in desperate need (well, desperate by my standards). So J put up a new shelf. I also ordered these WONDERFUL Organizing Bags. I got the sample back a while back and loved them. Let's say, after Christmas, they saved me. I'm all into storage containers too, but these take up less space and work wonderful for some of the things they got. I have some magnetic toys in the car that they are stored in. The teeny tiny ones are great to hold a small box of crayons. In their playroom, I have games and puzzles in them. Then I got J to hang some pegs on the wall to store them. They don't stop the girls from dumping multiple bags during a day, as well as other stuff. But I think they look great at night when every thing's neat and tidy. :) Here are a few pics of my newest bags in action. You can also see in the pic that there is a handy spot to put a label in it. I put the name of the game or whatever, as well as a pic so the girls know what goes in each one.

All my bags and my beautiful shelf [please excuse the mess of toys...]

My arts and crafts shelf

My last "masterpiece" is a calendar I got back in October'ish. Kayla loved doing it with me or J every day. I figured it was good to help her learn the days and passage of time. But...it was more made for teachers and when you touched it, the days would fall off and she couldn't really do it herself. So instead of spending more money on a new one, I decided to (for now anyway) make this one into one she can do. So I bought a whole bunch of Velcro and put Velcro on the calendar and all the pieces. Now both of them love to do it each day. I will say though that Kayla gets upset when Alysa puts the days on upside down. I think it's cute. ;)

Tomorrow we're having our annual White Elephant Party. And with all the sickness destroying my house, I'd better get back to it. Not to mention this took forever to write with the kids interrupting me every 2 seconds.

posted at 3:35 PM  

At 8:59 PM, Blogger Christine said...

Awesome! I have a bunch of those bags and I love them too!

At 9:21 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

What a great idea!! I'll have to check out those bags. The room looks awesome. Have fun at the White Elephant Party :)

At 5:30 PM, Blogger Happy Momma said...

I love those bags! I am going to have to get some.


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