Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Picture of the Day: Grad School Living for Toddlers

We're starting a new feature on our blog called PICTURE OF THE DAY. We will share one photograph each day, depicting a favorite scene, experience or adventure from our time here in Virginia. We will still include occasional stories but we thought this would be a fun way to document our summer in the South. Enjoy!

We made it here Monday to Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia. We left Ericlee's aunt and uncle in Greenville, South Carolina about noon and pulled into our "new" apartment around 8:30 p.m. The trip was long and Meilani was calling for "home" a lot. When we arrived at our new digs, we had a whole new adventure before us. Our one bedroom apartment consists of a kitchen with stove and refrigerator, a front room with that lovely industrial dorm furniture and scratchy, plaid cushions, and a bedroom with a single bed, dresser and chair. Of course, we had to get creative on the sleeping arrangement. We borrowed another mattress from a friend and set up a "king-sized" bed on the floor. Our cousins gave Meilani an indoor tent from IKEA for a gift and she's declared that her new bedroom. A pile of blankets and a Dora sleeping bag make this new tent quite the snazzy set up for our toddler. (Yes, we are raising a resilient child.) She's already calling our apartment home!

1 comment:

The VM Family said...

Wow, Meilani you have the coolest room ever! You get to camp out the whole summer!

I think you're all pretty resiliant.

I like the Picture of the Day feature, too. Looking forward to daily blog updates!