Before we did that, I took Ryleigh and Rugger shopping during naps to find a few things I thought we were missing. Shorts, dresses, a few dressier shirts for the little boys. This is the first time ever, that Ryleigh has shown any interest in picking out her own clothes. She's so low-maintenance! She picked out some adorable outfits, and she was pretty excited to bring them home. Such a fun girly thing to do, and I loved it :)
So, out came the tubs, and off went everyone's clothes. We started trying on items in a sort of mass chaotic way, Mitch handled Rowen and I barked orders at everyone else. It was fun! :) Half-way through this, Reise got Biggie (the rat) out of her cage and I realized we needed to spruce up her living quarters a little. Rugger went into the garage to get the big bag of cedar chips to refresh her bedding and said "something smells really weird in there". Uhhh, like what exactly?? Dead cat? Cat poop? Thawing chopped onions? ... Mitch, from the garage "the freezer isn't working!!!" ... Me, running wildly down the stairs ready to freak out because there's so much $$MEAT$$ in there!!!!
Remember my cleaning schedule? I'm off by ONE weekend, due to the big birthday bash, and I thought the freezer would be fine. How hilarious. Praise the Lord that sucker didn't fail a week ago, when we wouldn't have noticed it right away.
"Snow" in the yard when it's 60 degrees outside. (Truly, for Nebraska, not that weird.)
Naked kid on the deck? (Well, let's be honest, not that weird for our house!!)
So, that's why we have "snow" in our yard, and our child is in underwear, playing on the deck on Sunday afternoon. We had to defrost of our deep freeze, and our 3yr old was left to fend for himself half-way through the Great Winter-to-Summer Clothing Switch of 2011.
On the bright side, the closets and dressers are in order, the tubs are back in the totally reorganized Big Black Hole, the freezer is good to go for another six months, and the $$MEAT$$ stayed frozen rock solid.
Choosing to love,