Sweet Simple Day

Yesterday was such a sweet and simple day.  It started with a quiet morning of playtime with Aubrey while the girls were at school.   I know the quiet mornings  in the house are quickly going to be replaced with chatter and activity...trying to savor the last few days of it. She is starting to cruise along the furniture and even let go of things to stand for a split. second.   I love watching their feet when they are learning to stand!  Is that strange...anyone else share in this simple joy with me?  I love to watch them as they flex and tighten to try and keep their balance...their little toes curling...

simply adorable

Then we were treated to a late morning puppet show at Riley's school.   I have to say, she made the CUTEST Little Red Riding Hood I have ever seen...but I guess I am a little biased!

simply impressive

Then, I found these two little goodies in my mailbox.  Does anyone else heart Pottery Barn Catalogs???  I hardly ever order anything...but I still love getting them and flipping through page after endless page of design inspiration.

simply beautiful

After lunch with Janey, Aubrey went down for a nap and Janey and I did some work in the basement play room.  I guess it was all the inspiration from the  PB catalogs!  We organized the art area and we were both pretty pleased with our work.  Janey's idea was to make cute little labels for the drawers full of art supplies...I love that girl!

simply organized

{big plans for this space this summer...but that's a whole other post....}

Janey spent about an hour playing with her new friend Splash.  He needed a  home and some goodies to eat and play with.  Riley made one too...a dog named Cody...but he fell victim to the hands and mouth of Aubrey...sorry Cody!

simply creative

Next, I spent two wonderful hours alone getting my hair colored.  Reading magazines I never normally read and enjoying the quiet.  Not to mention losing that grey strip down the top of my head!
{lucky for you no photo here} :)

simply alone

Finally, we spent the evening outside with our friends enjoying some ice-cream and watching the kids play.

simply together

I'd say all of that makes for a pretty sweet and simple day.
Hope you had a simply beautiful Tuesday too!


  1. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog. Nice to meet you! Yes! Simply adorable is right!
    Your basement playroom is awesome too!
    I especially enjoyed the post about the Girl Party! Looks like so much fun...and lots of creativity!
    Love it! I'll be following so I can come back often!
    :) Jen

  2. awe, I love it! love how you are taking it all in... it's what us mammas do best! it's the only way we can freeze time... if for just a little bit....

  3. and I love Pottery Barn catalogs as well! yyyyyes!!! just to look, of course ;-)

  4. Simply magnificent post & day! Glad it was good for all. Your daughter is SO CUTE!!!!!! Hope tomorrow is just as simply sweet. :o)

  5. I love baby feet, baby toes, baby legs... babies... ;)

    after reading your post I realize that PB stopped sending me catalogs... I guess b/c I don't order??!! =)


  6. What a sweet and simple day. I'm glad you were present and able to take it all in. I think us moms sometimes get busy with the day to day "stuff" and forget to take in the simple moments that we will later look back on and know they were the best moments of our life.

  7. baby feet are my favorite!!! your playroom looks mighty organized.... makes me think i have some work to do downstairs!!

  8. Got my PB catalogs too. Can't wait to leisurely browse through them. And 2 hours alone getting your hair done. Perfect day!

    Oh, and those baby feet. I could just eat 'em!