Olivia came inside yesterday afternoon COMPLETELY covered in mud and leaves. There was no way to get her cleaned off without a bath. As I was washing her hair, she looked at me and said, "Mom, do you know what it means when you are outside playing and you get really dirty? It means that you're having the most fun ever!" This was really good to know because I can be a little "uptight" about things like that. It seems that no amount of Oxyclean or Spray-n-Wash can get the stains out of their clothes and their feet are always dirty. However, Olivia reminded me of what is truly important. They are KIDS! It's SUMMER! They need to be able to play and dig and be creative and GET DIRTY! I need to lighten up!
We are currently in the throes of packing for our vacation! We leave on Tuesday for Tennessee! This will be the first time all 5 of us will be in the same car for 11 HOURS! We've managed to get a weeks worth of clothes for all of us in only 2 suitcases! Thankfully, there is a washer and dryer in our cabin. Get ready for for lots of pictures when we return!
By the way, I want to thank all of you for your words of wisdom and encouragement with the whole "diet coke" thing! I made it almost 48 hours without ANY! Today I've had mostly water and right now I'm drinking Crystal Lite's Pink Lemonade!
Oh, and one more thing, I'm working on a complete blog make over! Hopefully it will be completed sometime next month. Thanks for your patience.
ENJOY your LABOR DAY!