Monday was a calm and busy day. We all accomplished a lot in a peaceful and focused manner, a nice shift after a couple weeks of relaxing and not having much of a routine.

E wrote a letter to his cousin on Sunday. Looks like he wrote her name exactly backwards. 😉/home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/18b/23088059/files/2015/01/img_4189.jpg


The boys built a fort from styrofoam packing trays, chairs, and a mattress cover. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/18b/23088059/files/2015/01/img_4195.jpg


Then they moved on to cutting and shredding the styrofoam. E kept asking for a towel since the little pieces got stuck to his face. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/18b/23088059/files/2015/01/img_4203.jpg



Crazy kids. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/18b/23088059/files/2015/01/img_4200-0.jpg


The beginning of cutting the box. After 30-45 minutes, this thing was demolished by C and his sharp knife. E loft interest halfway through and moved on to cuddling in my lap while eating carrots and celery. We watched C and I brainstormed how to clean up the Styrofoam bits all over the house. Ended up using a shop vac and house vacuum. /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/18b/23088059/files/2015/01/img_4211.jpg

E is vastly entertained by wearing my glasses. Prevented me from playing “Maw-yee-oh” (Mario) very well though, not being able to see. The boys called our guest room “The Mario Room” now that our TV lives in there and the TV’s primary function is to occasionally play Mario Bros (and watch Curious George). /home/wpcom/public_html/wp-content/blogs.dir/18b/23088059/files/2015/01/img_4193.jpg


I started folding the mountain laundry and folded for 1.5 hours and still have 3-4 loads left to finish.