This dress-to-shirt alteration
I found the awkward length dress at a garage sale during my parent's weekend visit for $1, and while I did kind of want a denim dress, I wanted a short sleeved denim shirt more. I love love love my old navy denim number, but it is just getting too hot out for the button down long sleeve look. So I took off some length, hemmed it right up, then took down the sleeves from their weird rolled and buttoned up look. I am wearing it right now while the girls play in my next favorite thing...
Don't worry, there is less than an inch of dirty swamp water in there. And what are they doing? Playing bed time, of course. What else are you supposed to do in a baby pool? Seriously, this thing has kept them occupied with non-destructive play for over 2 full hours in the last two days. It is incredible.
While I am not a huge fan of wrangling all three girls and the energy that it takes, I do so love the South Bend zoo. There is a great assortment of animals in a really small area so you can get super close to them. 90% depressing, 10% fun, but still fun. Yesterday we were feeding some rather sizable fish in one of the zoo ponds and some sort of crane bird with an enormous beak swooped down and devoured one of the fish right in front of us, like we were watching the discovery channel. 90% disturbing, 10% awesome, but still awesome.
Both this writing desk and my new dishwasher were given to us by my parents this past weekend they are both favorites. This belonged to my mother's late parents and they had it specially hand made by their favorite wood-worker. The top part folds down to cover all my junk and there are lots of fun compartments to put even more of my junk in. The prettiest junk holder I have ever seen. Yes, that is a cocktail sitting on top.