Busy, Busy, Busy

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Wow!  It's been a crazy--WONDERFUL--week at our house.  Summer is rolling on and so are week.  We got so much accomplished this week and made a lot of strides with Lucy's PT/OT.   Our typical day looks like this:

8-9 Ella swim team
9-11 OT/PT
Ella tumbling on Wed.
2-4 tutoring

8-9 Ella swim team
9:30-11 Swim Therapy for Lucy and swim stroke lessons for Ella
Afternoon school work

So, um, yeah.  We are really busy.  In between the scheduled activities we are getting in some play swimming time and play time around the house.  I am doing some deep cleaning around here and purging. Today Ella and I tackled the upstairs, including her bedroom.  As she was cleaning she said "Mom, I think I'd like a room makeover for my birthday."  After I held back my laughter I reminded her that she had a room makeover just two years ago.  What she really was trying to say was that she wanted to get rid of the doll house bookcase and she wants a grown up bookcase.

Luckily for her, I took a painting class last night with my girl Amanda and I am ready to do some cool projects around the house.  Have you heard of milk paint?  If not, check out the Miss Mustard Seed website and you can see what beautiful creations are about to happen in my house.

While we were cleaning today, Ella started emptying her piggy banks; she had three scattered around her room.  There was a lot of money piled up on her floor so I told her we would go to the bank and make a deposit to her savings account.  I was floored when we figured out how much she had saved!

A bit over $200.  I am so proud of her.  She is becoming such a young lady and we are enjoying so much time together this summer.  After our money adventures, we hit up one of the local antique shops in search of the perfect bookcase.  We didn't find one, but we had a nice lesson in rotary phones.

And never fear....Jack is still going strong.  We are potty training so if you don't hear from me every day, you will understand why.  Potty Training Book Camp 2013 is in full force!

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  1. Good luck... boys don't usually potty train as easy as girls.

  2. Hi Kate, what a wonderful update!!
    Ella, nice job on the saving bit!! You are an adorable young lady, it is such a joy to hear how you are thriving and growing. Praying for you girl. :)

    Way to go Lucy!! Such amazing strides and what a beautiful girl you are. :) Keep working hard. Always praying for you Lucy.

    Yo Jack! Congrats on the potty training. Keep mom busy and keep on smiling at her, you are a heartbreaker.

    Praying and praying often.

  3. Kate, I love hearing such great posts coming from the Krull house. I also love Jack's HUGE smile!!

  4. Yay for summer! :)
    I don't usually read your posts on our computer (usually I am on the ipad or my phone)...but I must say I need to do so more often. I LOVE the music you have on your blog...makes my heart smile. :)

  5. We are in full-on potty training mode over here too. It is by far the hardest thing I have ever done. I'll be praying for you!