Every single thing was cleaned and in the appropriate compartment.
That's all the poetry you're getting. Sorry to disappoint.
I've been cleaning and organizing all week. All week! And that's not an exaggeration. It's like we've finally moved in to this apartment, for real. The "garage" room has become a perfectly usable playroom/office/guest room. Dave's office is functional. It's really, really nice :)
Most of the cleaning was done as of yesterday so that today could be spent doing the shopping and as much food prep as possible---I really want to be able to enjoy tomorrow, and not to feel so busy that I miss the day. Although Maya's real birthday is Monday, she thinks tomorrow is the big day, and basically, it is.
Dave has been a big help---he's been taking Maya out to the playground so that I can work in peace. Today he also tried to help by making a pot of coffee for me. Despite explaining to him the new bean-grinding system (the grinder button bent and requires a special manuever) he thought he could figure out a "better way".
His "better way" caused a coffee explosion, which caused me (and every exposed surface) to get pelted with an onslaught of projectile beans. I had put a cake into the oven mere seconds before----I would have flipped out if it had become coffee-bean-filled.
After Maya woke up we agreed that the best way to help would be to just leave and let me work :)
In other news, Maya received a totally sweet (and simultaneously totally creepy) gift from a lovely family who reads the blog, and who I then "met" on a message board. Thanks to Laura & Harmony (from The Wagner Three) for the fabulous vulture puppet!
Yeah, a vulture puppet.
It's actually so weird looking that I thought Maya might not recognize it as a vulture . . . but oh no, she loves it!
I love this new vulture!
I push him in the stroller and read him this book.
Vulture, you make me laugh!
A kiss for my new friend :)
I'm so excited for her birthday tomorrow! We'll be up early to decorate :)