Author: Lala
•Sunday, July 22, 2012
(This was in regard to ward campout scheduled for early June. We wrote this in June and just didn't post it.)
It was definitely not fun to hear that the ward camp out that I had been excitedly waiting for was cancelled that day due to the bad weather. I was anxiously looking forward to using our new tent and cooler we bought just so we could go camping. To lessen my disappointment, I set up my old tent in our living room so our girls can play with it and so did I. It was a hit for a while.

Our girls are big climbers. They climb on everything - chairs, tables, bookshelves, couch, counters, bed, cribs, desk, actually anything they have an access to. We recently rearranged our furniture and their sleeping conditions to prevent any injuries from fall. We said goodbye to their cribs few weeks ago and they now sleep in their little tents, which works pretty well. We decided that it was time to use the tents when Mikelle started climbing out of her crib for naps and spent her nap time walking around in their bedroom, thus keeping Rianne awake. Sleepless kids equals cranky kids and cranky mama. We took one of our bookshelves into the bedroom and kept the other one in the living room with the three lower shelves empty. I put many of their books and toys away too to minimize clutter and make tidying up easier for us. We moved the couch away from the counter by the kitchen. They had been lying on the counter top and watch things fall as they throw them into the kitchen. We cannot really stop them from climbing or throwing things, but there are things that we can do to make it safer for them and manageable for us. They still climb onto the couch but it is not as dangerous as it used too be.

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On July 22, 2012 at 6:09 PM , Melinda said...

So cute. Love the tent in the living room. We'll miss you guys a lot when you move.