By now, you probably thought I was abducted in Dallas but I am happy to report that I made it back home safe and sound.
Unfortunately, we haven't done much on Imani's room over the last couple of weeks. It's hard to work on a surprise renovation when the person you're surprising lives in the house. We will likely work on her room in a few weeks when she goes away to visit her grandma.
We haven't really been doing any home decorating or renovations lately. It's been so incredibly hot, as I'm sure most of you have experienced across the country. I made Jason move our mattress in on Imani's floor because her room is the only one with an air conditioner. Of course, Imani's thrilled because we've been having "sleep overs" in her room for the past two weeks.
I've been so overwhelmed with the heat that I placed an order for central air conditioning last week. I'm so excited because they said it would be installed by the end of this week. No more mattresses on floors for us!
Other than the big AC purchase, we really haven't done much around here in the way of renovating. We've just been enjoying the summer. Every year, we make a list of things we want to do over the summer and try to do as many as possible before it's time for Imani to go back to school. We've been having fun going through that list.
One of the things that's on my list every year is to visit my sister, who lives in New York City, which is about 4 1/2 hours away from Ithaca.
So for 4th of July weekend, we made the trip down to see her.
It's always fun visiting her because there is always something to do. We went to the beach.
Imani always has fun digging a giant whole trying to find water.
Imani and Aunt D decided just to use crayon for their art creations at the museum.
After we toured the art museum, there was a party outside where Aunt D showed Imani some dance moves.
And then we watched the fireworks from the rooftop, which was very cool. I didn't take pictures of the fireworks though because I had no idea I'd blog about this trip and a photo album with fireworks doesn't really sound appealing to me.
Create a backsplash for the kitchen