1. I cleaned my room. I mean really cleaned my room.
2. Carmen and I finally opened up and used the little sewing machine she got for Christmas. She had been begging for um, well, months. We have almost completed sewing up a little tote bag. Her joy and enthusiasm is infectious and I'm sorry I waited so long to do this with her. I'll post a picture of the finished product.
3. I had the brilliant idea of doing a Summer Reading Club just here at home. Maybe not so original. Still, it gives me the freedom to assign books and the kids freedom to pick rewards that have real value to them. Besides, at the height of summer around here it can be unbearable outside, especially considering we have a young baby. The hottest parts of the day will be set aside for some comfy cool reading inside.