Saturday, July 25, 2009

Never Under Estimate...

A Sanity-Saving Trip to Ikea.

We filled up the van with all the cheap, Swedish goodness we could buy with a good conscience, including that rug which we got in the As-Is section for more than 50% off. I still can't find what is wrong with it. Go us! And we finally broke down and bought the kiddos a children's table. We figured, you know, we have three now, so...anyway.

And above is a random picture of Phillip because, well, why not? He's been diggin' the exersaucer that my grandma bought for Hannah. So again, more third-child goodness. He loves to hangout in the backyard in there while we water. And do you see behind him the car in the background? We are de-cluttering. That sucker is for sale. It's been good to us, Lord knows. I hope she never gets stolen again. Goodbye Rhonda Honda! I'll always love you...
And here you have what you can get at a thrift store for ten bucks, providing endless entertainment for the fam. James and I put the puzzle together. The Sunset books are perfect for help with our gardening endeavors and I just love Sunset. Ever since I can remember, my parents have had a subscription to the magazine. And that other book, Everybody Needs a Rock, is just a gem. Here's what you do if you want your kids to leave you alone for five minutes so you can fold some laundry and refill your husband's depleted sock drawer:
Read the book.
Tell your kids to go outside and find their very own special rock.
Refill sock drawer. You rock.
Now, go to Ikea, if you can. If not, at least you can tell your kids to go rock hunting.


Blogger Yara said...

funny thing.... we were looking at kids tables this week, cuz well, we have 3....
I just hope the one I want is still there Friday ; )

car de-cluttering, hee hee.

And the kiddos- gorgeous as always

6:31 PM  
Blogger elizabeth said...

sounds like a lot of good things. :)

6:56 PM  
Blogger Jamie said...

Well my goodness, yes you DID need a children's table! After all, not only do you now have three children but you're homeschooling too. An excellent purchase indeed.

10:55 PM  
Blogger Xenia Kathryn said...

Your house looks great! Yay for Ikea runs! I'm due for a visit there, myself... :)

Hope all's well with your family!

1:13 AM  
Blogger tifandtheboys said...

great finds! I love tyhe "goodness" coming from the simpsons....
have to say, just bought the melissa&doug puzzle for O's bday, and you got a steal!!!! a real steal my friend....

3:29 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love your posts Lauren, always so fun and uplifting. And creative too, who would have thought to send the kiddos on a rock hunt. You creative mom, you!

8:06 PM  
Blogger Maria Nichole said...

You forgot to mention how Hannah sleeps with her "special rock" book. :) That was so cute how we found said rock in the couch the other night. Love you guys!!!!

8:11 AM  

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