Clothes, Vacuums And Solids, Oh My!

We've had a good week. We visited Grandma Marva, K-- and the W--s down in Utah Co. We got the "bones" of our cabinets/wardrobes in. All the prep work for the insulation is done. We got most of Ruby's new school clothes, and everyone is excited for the family reunion at Bear Lake next week.

Ruby and I managed to pick out plenty of clothes that we're both happy with. She was SO, SO, SO excited---she couldn't keep still and practically shouted the whole day. I actually took her straight to the boys section to start off, and she couldn't have been more pleased.

"I'm a girl, and I'm buying boys clothes!!!" she shrilled so that anyone within a 200 ft radius could hear.

I don't think you need to be too scared for her. Her button-up shirts and "suit pants" are actually for girls, but the real jewel in her crown is a scout shirt covered in patches (one of the patches says Old Navy).

She insisted on wearing it home, and let us all know, "I really, really like my scout shirt! I've always wanted a scout shirt!" 

Herbie has practically taken over our new vacuum. I just assign him a new room every day we do chores and let him loose. He'll vacuum the whole room (in kind of a haphazard manner, but it all gets vacuumed eventually), and then he'll take out all the attachments for a more thorough clean.

He loves that thing and most of the time would rather vacuum then go out and play when chore time is over. I have a hard time vacuuming anything when he's in the house. As soon as he hears it, he's next to me wanting a turn.

The new vacuum is light enough that I've even been able to get Moses to use it to clean up a few of his messes. He vacuumed up (with a little of my help) a box of septic system powder (basically a huge pile of sand in the bathroom), a million pieces of torn up garbage bag, and a handful of dirt in the carpet.

Linus turned six months and started solids this week. He's the only baby I've ever had that actually ate his first meal. He did squish a little out with his tongue, but it was minimal, and I managed to stuff a full meal in his mouth that made it down his throat.

I've been doing a lot of relaxing in the evenings. I'm kind of in limbo right now, since there's not a whole lot I can do until the cabinets are finished or the sheet rock is done. Of course, they'll probably be done at the same time, and there will be too much to do all at once, so I've been trying to enjoy my break.

Woo gave his debut lesson today. He was a little bit nervous, and (surprisingly) a little concerned with what he should wear. I vetoed the first outfit on grounds that it didn't match very well. The second was fine, but when he walked out the door Moses started laughing.

Then all the other kids started laughing, and Woo hung his head in shame. "Everyone is laughing except you, who says I look fine! Who should I believe?"

Well, that's all folks! I hope that you all had a good week. Talk to you later!