I made scrambled eggs for the kid’s breakfast this morning and since I already had the eggs out I went ahead and mixed up cupcakes, too. (from a cake mix)
David was ready for school so early that he was able to take a trip to the chicken coop with his sister and they came back with such a heavy, big egg that I took a picture of it, and two others as well.
Then I read David a book and the bus came and away he went. I took my cupcakes out of the oven.
Seth started getting fussy.
I had the older kids start their schoolwork and I held Seth for a while, to relax him.
He likes the edges of his soft blue blankie.
I chatted on the phone with my sister as I mixed up frosting for the cooled cupcakes and then I got off the phone and decorated them. They are an original creation by me. I had the kids help me because I got tired of decorating after about half a dozen.
They are called cowpie cupcakes. The sprinkles are cow-shaped and the mini chocolate chips represent the cowpies. I didn’t decorate all of them though because I don’t like crunching on sprinkles when I chew.
Then I took my shower and the children finished up their schoolwork. Caleb vanished to the basement to build legos.
I was so tired that I scooped Seth out of his playpen (where he had fallen asleep) and I went to bed with him and I read a book while he snoozed by my side.
Oh I forgot to say that I had dinner in the crockpot by 7am (it was one of those frozen dinners that I defrosted).
I took a catnap with Seth until he woke up with a smile, to find himself in bed with mama.
Later on, I decided to go out to the vehicle to get my notebook so I could do a journal page. I took the camera with me, so I could take a picture of the weather we are having today.
I fed Seth a peanut butter and jelly sandwich and frozen berries for lunch.
While the older children ate their lunch, I sat at my desk and wrote in my journal and Seth was right with me.
I decided to tip him over and lay him on my desk so I could take a picture of his FIRST TOOTH!
He hates showing people his tooth. I had to put the marker he was holding in my mouth to get him to hold still and look my way.
Then I got up for some reason and Seth did his climbing act so I took pictures.
First he gets on the chair and stands up on it.
Then he gets on the table.
He found some old dry cereal….a prize.
And then he gets into mischief.
Time went by and I was so bothered by all the noise my older children were making that I sent them outside and told them to stay out there for hours. It was so calm and nice in the house after that….Caleb watched a Pooh video and I puttered around in the kitchen, cleaning. I even changed out the curtains over the sink.
After I cleaned, I sat on the couch to rest and Seth came along. It was at this moment that I realized something for the first time about my camera.
The light on the front of it, that shines when the camera is focused, is BLINDING!
I’ll have to cover it up with black electrical tape.
I am wearing crocs and Seth, at this moment, is flat on his tummy poking his little finger in the holes of my crocs. I can feel his finger tip poking me in the toes.
The children are still outside. The last time I checked they were shoveling “roads” on the pond.
The smell of dinner in the crockpot (smothered steak: steak with garlic, onion, green peppers, and mushrooms) is making me wild with hunger. I think it’s almost time for a taste test.
I’m happy because tonight for the first time this week we will be eating dinner all together as a family. Yup, it’s been one of those weeks for my poor husband.
Only 4 more hours until he gets home!