stories of the Mix family lovin' the country life

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

We have started a new routine this last week.  Our house has an unfinished basement that we haven't really used.  I do laundry down there, and put wood in the fire (we heat our house with wood), and that's about it.  Our basement is old and creepy--spider webs, dirt, water, and you never know what else.  This past year we were able to get new siding for our house, and that took care of the water problem.  The last couple of weeks, I've been cleaning it a little at a time.  It was a big job, and it's still not pretty, but it's clean enough that I could take the kids down.  I took a rug and some toys down and let them have a little playroom.  On the other side of the basement, I set up a little table for Abbey to do her "schoolwork."  She hasn't started school yet, but she has a tower of plastic drawers with preschool workbooks and flashcards.  She likes to practice her letters and numbers, so much that she can already read a little bit and do simple addition. 

So now, we spend each morning downstairs.  I help Abbey get started, then I play with the other two for a little bit.  The whole time I have soft piano music playing on my phone.  It really sets a relaxing mood even though we're in an unfinished basement.  I have plans for making it prettier.  I'll probably show pictures when I get something done.

Here's Abbey's little table.  My grandpa made it for my brother and sister and me when we were little.  It's very special.

Like her cowGIRL boots?  She is insistent that they are not cowBOY boots.

I can't show you a picture of the playroom because Lizzie decided to take her skirt off.  I have to go get her dressed...again.

'Bye for now  {smile}

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