Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Grace in Small Things

1.  VERY early this morning the thunder rolled.  There were a few really big booms that startled me awake.  My boys have NEVER woken due to storms - KNOCK ON WOOD!  They sleep through it every single time.  Blessed - truly blessed.

2.  Our raspberry bushes will give us a good bowl full of berries this year.  If the boys don't go and eat them before I can pick them.   And our garden, that needs some weed attention, is actually doing well and we have several tomatoes showing up already!  woo hoo!

3.  A weekend at home between summer travel weekends is always a blessing.  We will be busy with a soccer jamboree, a date with some of my girlfriends, and possibly tearing apart one of our bathrooms...but we are home.

4.  My blackberry phone.  It really makes me happy to be able to phone, email, facebook, etc out and about.  I know it is good to take a break but the luxury of sitting at soccer and emailing my sister is such a treat. 

5.  I have two leads on some possible bunkbeds for the boys.  One used. One new.  Both tempting for different reasons.  My worry...when are boys ready for the responsibilty of the top bunk....and how in the hell do you change the sheets up there? 


12 comments:

The Gardiner Family said...

My girls want bunk beds too, but they both like us to snuggle them at night....I don't know if the top bunk woul hold us? That is one of my biggest hesitations. Keep me posted!

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blueviolet said...

I had a house with raspberries once. Oh, you're making me miss it!!!

Busy Working Mama said...

How nice to be grateful for the little things in life! Good luck on the bunk beds and the raspberries! I lived on a farm till I was 7 and LOVED homegrown fruit :)

Danifred said...

mmmmmm.... raspberries... those are the greatest of small blessings!

Jessica Warrick said...

lol its very difficult to change the top sheet on a bunk bed. you have to stand on the bottom bunk and lift the mattress on the outer side first and then climb up there and wrangle in the other side. its difficult to say the least.

Rebecca said...

I love raspberries!!! You're so lucky!

One Take On Life - Heather said...

We love to do home improvement projects as well, I would love to gut our master bath - someday.

We asked our pediatrician about bunk beds awhile back, and 6 years or older for the top bunk. It is also what I had read when we considered them. I say buy whichever is sturdier:)

Kristen @ Motherese said...

"Grace in small things." I love that idea.

And I'm 100% with you on being home during a summer weekend. We've been gone the past two and have visitors coming for the 4th of July, but this weekend it's just us. Ahhh...

Crystal said...

Well, I am in the minority here, but my son is not quite 4 and he sleeps in the top bunk. (the bottom bunk is just used for an extra bed for grandma at this point). The bunk beds we got have a side rail on the top so it'd be pretty tough for him to fall out. He loves it.

Changing the sheets is a pain though. I actually have to get up in the bed and do it because I'm so short.

It Feels Like Chaos said...

We let my oldest move up to the top bunk when he was 6 which also coordinated timing-wise with baby brother climbing out of the crib and needing to move to the bottom bunk! However, we keep the ladder side pushed up against the wall (it is attached on top and bottom to the beds) so it cannot be used. My older son is able to scale the footboards to get to his top bunk but my little one is not able to do that. My toddler is so crazy I had visions of him climbing up to the top bunk and jumping off, so it will likely be a few more years before we turn the beds so the ladder can be used. And, there is no easy way to change the sheets! It's terrible, but because of that my top bunk kid gets his sheets changed more like once every 2 weeks when the rest of the family is on a strict once-a-week sheet change schedule!

Anonymous said...

...and the 'mystery item' from your June 8 post is......???? :) You've got many of us in suspense!

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