Highlights of the weekend:
Ashley devised two mobile butcher block type units for the kitchen using kitchen cabinet pieces from Ikea with a butcher block top that he cut in two himself to maximum efficiency. Now we have 7 extra kitchen drawers and two work surfaces - yay Ashley!
Theron, through absolutely no prompting on my part, picked out an orange stacking drawer at the Container Store. Though I must say it is very difficult to get out of that place empty handed.
He has started two chapter books: Trumpet of the Swan and James and the Giant Peach. He's doing just great using his imagination where there are no pictures. And then we kicked the soccer ball around a lot.
I'm looking forward to starting cello lessons with a new instructor tomorrow after work.
Oh, if I haven't mentioned this already, we are ready for Christmas lists ANYTIME. I am working on getting our lists on WishList.com and I would encourage you all to do the same and invite us to view it. You can make a list so that you can add to it, but you can hide the ability to see whether your guests have reserved or purchased the items - they, of course, can see this part. I am determined to finish shopping early this year so we can enjoy the season visiting with friends and family, baking cookies, and decorating the house. Not sitting by the mailbox or splurging on rush deliveries. We even bought wrapping paper at Ikea the other day. We can hate that Christmas is so commercial and that the Christmas tent at Ikea is already up even though it is not even Halloween, but we are going down that road anyway, and if there are ways to be prepared early, well, we're there.