Since my parents are coming tomorrow, we've taken time to clean and organize things that normally get neglected. To accomplish this, I allowed two of my kids the week off school. My other two kids are only playing catch-up this week with subjects they are behind in. I now realize that my theory has been truth: If I wasn't a homeschool mom, my house would be clean because I would have the time to clean it!!! But whatever. At least it can be clean sometimes. :)
As things became clean, I got in the mood to put up the meager fall decorations that we have. I'm not a decorator. I will tell you that in a flash. I have cousins and sister-in-laws who are A-MAZING with transforming things, creating things, and decorating. Somehow, I missed that gene when it was being handed out. But I try to do things for the kids' sake. I want them to always be able to be excited about holidays and birthdays. I had bought some window clings back in August, but I never put them up. I did today. Also, I pulled out my door sign and my little mantle sign. Youngest daughter was given some fall paper decorations at her last co-op class, so I found a way to use those, too. Oh, I also bought a tablecloth I really liked a few months back but never put it out. I really hate trying to decorate a dirty house!!! The kids were tickled with the few changes. I will post pics, but mind you this is nothing that you will find Pinterest-worthy. LOL
Then I remembered that my mom had given us a framed collage photo of her and Dad. She ordered each of her 4 kids one just in case something happened to them soon, we would have a recent picture. Well, we immediately hung it up behind our bookshelf and it immediately fell to the floor! Sadly, we just left it there. LOL The bookshelf is heavy, and we were tired because I remember it happened late one night. So suddenly I felt the need to hurry and dig out that picture and display it! Haha It wasn't that I didn't love the picture. It just fell and then we forgot about it! I had a few other items that I have been buying to make a collage wall in my kitchen. It hit me that the framed picture of my parents would fit right into the collage! So I started working on that. I'm gonna need some more pieces to add to the wall, but it's a good start. Yay! I had to take the pics at weird angles because our chandelier lights block some of the pics if I take a straight-on shot. That's also why there's a glare. Sorry!
So there you have it. A look into the full extent of my decorating!!! :) But at least it's a blog post, right? Better than nuttin!
So while I was blogging, my son just came to me with the most wiggly tooth ever! I was able to get it out in a flash. My kids are always older when they lose their teeth. My first born was 6-1/2, and my next two daughters were both 7 years old before losing their first! Our son is only 5-1/2, so he set the new family record. He is SO excited.
Well, there are still a few things to do so I'm off. Once again, Happy Thanksgiving!