Sunday, March 14, 2010

Makes My Monday: Kites and Bunk Bed Surprise!!

Wanna know what makes my Monday???!!!

Dakota mastering the art of kite flying!!
The kids sleeping in their new beds..their new bunk beds!! That's right...the bunk beds came in yesterday...we weren't even expecting them until we were surprised!

Saturday morning was spent going out to the lake and flying kites....On the side of the lake near the dam, there is a clearing...that is where we flew the kites while Jed dropped a few lines. No fish caught...but we still had fun. Kota seemed to get really good at flying his kite. And we found out that Lily really likes to "reel in" the fishing line.


Dakota...intent on flying his kite!

He got it up there....he loved flying his kite

The rest of the afternoon was spent putting the bunk beds together. Can you believe that almost every screw required an Allen wrench? I have seen baby cribs put together using an Allen wrench, but never a bunk bed set.

It was slow going..but we got it all put together

All finished
I was so excited to get the bunk beds...that while Jed was putting them together, I was taking down Lily's crib. Never did I think about Time Change (Daylight Savings Time...the whole spring forward an hour)....I was just excited about the new beds. And never did I think about this being Lily's 1st night in a big girl bed with no confinements. I seriously thought that Lily would crawl into her bed (after our day outside) tired from playing and go right to sleep. Never did I think that she would climb up and down the steps to see what her brother was doing..or that she would pull out all the toys...just to play...because she could. She exercised her new freedom...It was right after midnight before she finally closed her eyes. I guess the excitement of FREEDOM was a bit too much for her to handle.

Bedtime tonight went a bit smoother. The kids still played around...crawling up and down the stairs to see who was doing what...and played around for a bit. Numerous times we would walk back in their room and remind them to "get back in bed!" This time, their little eye lids shut around 10:30pm....woohoo!! I am hoping that by the time their Aunt Tammie comes for her visit...that they will be back to their usually bedtime! I can hope, can't I?!

Linking up with Cheryl from Twinfatuation for Makes My Monday.


monica said...

That sky is beautiful in the first picture! The learning to fly a kite is fun! Wow the buck beds look great and I can't believe you had to do it with an allen wrench!

Cheryl Lage said...

OMIGOSH!!!!!! The kite flying pictures look like pages from FamilyFun magazine! Great work on the bunk beds, that your Monday Makers will be wonderful fun to look back on in the future. :)

Thanks so much for playing along!

Annie said...

Flying kites is a great time and everyone like fresh air.

Oh, their beds are cute. I like the stairs,safety.

Hope both kids are doing great at night.

Did you received the bows? Do you like it?

Sharon Spiegle said...

I am looking for bunkbeds like these. I know that it has been a few years, but where did you get them?

Meet the Smiths said...

We bought them through a resale shop. She orders furniture from the wholesaler and they were about 1/2 the cost of what you would pay at a Brand name furniture store.

They have some online

But a bit pricey for me. Maybe you can find a Local small furniture business owner that could order similar for you. Good luck.