Maddie and Izzie eating Dip 'n Dots ice cream. That's what the birthday girls chose instead of a cake. I didn't get any photos of the birthday girls though!
Izzie working hard on decorating the cul de sac. Luckily we have pretty cool neighbors who don't mind a little temporary art in their lives.
Izzie showing off all her boo boos. These girls have been playing hard.
There is a giant princess in the cul de sac.
The girls walking Ripley around the cul de sac. That's all about this old boy can do these days.
So, a few days after the birthday party, I had a great coupon for new skates. The girls were really enjoying skating and have been asking to go a lot. So I bought them each a pair before our homeschool skating meet up. Izzie thought when she put them on, she'd suddenly be an expert at skating. Probably because I kept going on and on about how bad rink skates are versus owning your own. Well when she couldn't magically go out in the rink and do pirouettes and such, she was mad and sad and frustrated. She pretty much spent the entire time bawling her eyes out. It was so hard to watch. She didn't give up, she skated the entire time, she was just crying the entire time. We both got a lot of weird looks. I think other parents were thinking I was making her skate.
Maddie and Izzie playing statue in the wall cut outs next to the front door.
And the kitchen remodel BEGINS!!!!
First piece of granite to go in.
Getting the large piece off the truck.
This was nerve wracking. It had to go in at precisely the right angle and of course it was HEAVY. They were worried it'd snap at the sink part and boy was it pins and needles watching the install, but I couldn't walk away! Oh the drama!
But it went in fine. Whew.
My "temporary" kitchen in the laundry room. I'm so glad I kept this one pot burner from my college days! It meant we didn't have to go out each night. The project was supposed to take 3 days max. Ha! Of course it was more like a full week.
There was a bit of drama with the backsplash install, but we finally got it to a point we were happy with it.