The snow and the new bedroom are not the slightest bit related, but they both factor heavily into the contents of this post. Not my most creative title, I realize. I tried to come up with something witty but no such luck!
It was a busy but fun weekend around these parts. Jordan and Rio went for their first ski trip of the season and Rio had a blast. Apparently it was freezing so the only photo of her is trying out the new "magic carpet" beginner lift. Only a few times though (had to give it a try - it's brand new this season), before getting on the real lift and tackling some serious runs.
The boys and I had a fantastic weekend on our own. Because I was left without a car we were pretty much home bound (other than the beautiful sunny, snowy walk we took Sunday morning) so I planned a bunch of projects for around the house. As always, the boys were little stars, picking up and moving from room to room with me so I could work on whatever the organizational task at hand was.
Our big project for the weekend was a re-do of Rio's bedroom. For months we have been talking about moving Rio's single bed to our rec room and our double bed up to her room (her room is big and the rec room is getting crowded, so it worked better for both places to make the switch). Rio was very upset at the idea - for some yet unknown reason. I decided that the best thing to do would be to surprise her with it so she couldn't protest.
It was a big undertaking. Beds to be moved, rooms to be cleaned, and a whole lot of new decorating to make her room extra special. Luckily I had a friend over to help me and it felt like Trading Spaces. We were rearranging furniture, hanging art in different places, and I even made Rio a fancy new pillow. In the end it looked absolutely adorable. I was so excited! But as it came closer to home time for Rio and Jordan I started to get nervous. What if she hated it? She was coming home from two days of skiing, close to bed time, and likely exhausted. That could make for a very grumpy girl.
It turned out that my excitement was warranted and my worry was for not. She absolutely loved it, especially the new bedding I had bought right under her nose last time we made the trek to Ikea. She told me over and over how great it was and how happy she was and when I asked her why she didn't want the bed to move in the first place, she said she was scared she would have to have the ugly grey duvet that was on it downstairs. Kids are so funny, the things they get in their heads. No, the old duvet cover got tossed in the donation pile and she got lovely floral girlyness instead!
She is back to school today and we have more snow than we bargained for. We had to run out and get her new snow boots today, as unbeknownst to us, her old ones don't fit her. Sketchy parents had to send her in gumboots today, and unfortunately the only boots I could find at this late winter date were a bit big. Oh well, more room for socks! At the moment I am trying to decide if I go get Rio from school early, before Jordan goes to work, or if I try to brave the snow with a double stroller at the actual end of day. Either way, I think we're in for some snow play after school! Another baby eagle perhaps?