Another quick phone check-in. We are still working in floors and painting, and haven't really begun unpacking yet, but hopefully that's on the agenda for the weekend. The painting is very nearly done, with just a wall of the kitchen and two small bathrooms left.
Yesterday my mother-in-law brought over our kitchen table and chairs. This is the first time we've ever had two eating areas in a house, and I'm so excited about it. I knew for the kitchen that I wanted a round white table, and my mother-in-law was able to find a table secondhand which she painted for me. Then (my favorite part), she found six mismatched chairs and painted them all white, as well. It looks perfect and I'm totally thrilled.
Swimming has been going great this week, as well. Fiona has suddenly had a boost in confidence and is jumping into the water independently and bobbing and blowing bubbles all the time, which is a huge transformation from just 9 days ago! Elisabeth has been practicing with the teen age group this week due to scheduling, and I think it's been good for her, both in terms of the harder workout (which she's been keeping up with!), and the fact that she's so serious about swimming she sometimes gets irritated with younger kids who just mess around. Next week she'll be back with her own age group, though, so she'd better not get too used to it!
Well, that's it for this Wednesday afternoon. Be back soon!