Sunday, March 22, 2015
Shoes, a New Bike, and a Story
I desperately needed to redo my doll shoe collection. They used to be sorted by color until I dropped the container a few months ago. I never got around to resorting them. The shoe collection has really outgrown this container, so this weekend I was looking for another system. I found what I needed at Aldi's food store. Aldi's has a section of household goods and I found the perfect containers.
Using interlocking containers.
There is one strictly for sneakers and one for boots.
I bought this bike from the thrift store a couple months ago. I totally forgot about it, and ran across it in the trunk of my car today. It was $2.50.
And yesterday I found the perfect BMX bike for Julian at the Dollar Store.
Here is the package. If you look closely, there is the cutest little screwdriver in the package.
I wonder if Julian will be working on his bike.
Rod is outside with the kids. Danielle is off to the airport picking up her mother. Julian is trying to show off his biking skills to Ciana, who is visiting from next door.
"See, no hands!" (Julian)
Ciana sits in awe.
"Ut oh!" (Jacob)
"You okay, Julian?" (Ciana)
"Are you okay?" (Rod)
"Yea, I'm okay." (Julian)
"Where's your helmet?" (Rod)
"I can't find it." (Julian)
"Well maybe you should stop being Mr. Daredevil. Remind me to buy you a new helmet." (Rod)
Julian gets up and picks up is bike.
"You want my helmet?" (Ciana)
"Your helmet is too small and it's pink!" (Julian)
"What's wrong with pink?" (Ciana)
"Pink is for girls." (Julian)
Back on his bike, Julian starts hatching a new plan.
"Dad, can you take us to the park? There's not enough room to ride here." (Julian)
"Leaving the area means you would need a helmet. Besides, your mom will be here soon, and she has a surprise for you guys." (Rod)
"A surprise?! What is it?" (Julian)
"You will have to wait and see." (Rod)
The last thing I wanted to share with you are my new trees. I picked these up from Ikea. Don't they look real? They aren't. They had several different kinds. I think they were $5 each.