Sunday, October 26, 2008

The New Bedroom

Bridget's room is a-l-m-o-s-t complete. Shawn had me help him install the ceiling light fixture and put on the outlet covers, and help him haul all the furniture into her room---nah! Just kidding! He did all that stuff by himself. He was a busy little bee this weekend. What is not done just yet are the baseboards, moving her clothes into her closet and dresser, ordering the new blinds, and some small finishing touches, like what toys are going in her room and what is staying in the living room. 

We were both surprised by the amount of space left in the room after getting all the furniture in. There should be no problem having the 3 girls eventually sharing that room. Next step is to put the finishing touches on the nursery. The crib needs to be set up, and clothes moved into the dressers, and the closet needs to be cleaned out, because I don't even know what's in that closet anymore. 

So what did we do today? A few days ago, Bridget saw a commercial for Grands biscuits and she said, "Mama, could we make those together or something?" ("or something" is her new catch phrase. She adds it to all of her sentences now.) I said, "Sure." so today was Grands biscuits day. In fact, it was yummy real breakfast day. I started making bacon and sausage. When I got tired of standing on my feet, Shawn took over and finished up the meat and made some scrambled eggs. He also put the biscuits in the oven too. We each had our favorite juices: Bridget had apple juice. I had orange juice, and Shawn had orange-strawberry-banana juice. It was nice. We've been in a cereal rut lately.  

Funny Bridget quote. Shawn gave me a piece of sausage, and I said, "No thanks, I don't want any sausage." Shawn said, "Why?" I said, "Because it looks a bit underdone, and I don't want to take any chances." Bridget said, "Why, Mama? Why don't you want sausage?" I said, "Because it could make the babies sick if I eat it." Bridget said, "Why? Will they choke and die, or something?" Ah, kids!

After breakfast was when Shawn finished up the ceiling light, outlet covers, hung some signs on the wall, moved the bookshelf, moved the books onto the shelves, moved her kitchen and dollhouse in. Bridget helped out a little too. After everything was moved, Bridget must have spent an hour or two just playing and reading in her room. It was kind of nice! We're trying to teach her that if she takes a book off the shelf, she needs to put it back. She is responsible for keeping her room clean, which means no toys on the floor. So far so good. Sure, she needs some reminding, but she's not complaining YET. 

Since we had a big breakfast, no one was hungry for lunch, so we just had an afternoon snack of cheese, crackers and grapes. Everyone was doing their own thing for awhile after that. Then we went to Target to buy a lamp shade for Bridget's big-girl lamp. Bridget fell asleep in the car, and somehow Shawn managed to get her into Target in the wind-storm and she didn't wake up. So we brought a blanket in with us, and let her sleep in the shopping cart. She probably slept for another half hour or 45 minutes while Shawn and I selected a lamp shade, and bought a couple Christmas presents. 

After Target, we had some dinner, then Bridget and I put the lamp together. She played with a white board and dry erase marker, and got black marker over her brand new white polo shirt. (That's not coming out!) Then it's rub-a-dub-dub, Bridget in a tub, and off to bed with her. Overall, a very busy but very productive weekend in the Morris house. 

Be sure to check out Tina's blog to see what Kaitlyn and Bridget did during their sleepover this weekend. Very cute, Auntie Tina!

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