to do (before 9am) list



(Caleb’s first birthday)  He turns seven today.


1. wish Caleb a happy birthday and give him a big hug

2. kiss hubby goodbye (he left for work)

3. hunt for tape and scissors; wrap Caleb’s presents

4.  clean up dog p**p from upstairs (a production which involved a lot of scrubbing)

5.  put in a load of laundry; have David empty dishwasher and Grace clean bathroom. 

6. clean up shards of glass (David was playing tennis in the house and smashed the glass cover on the ceiling light), take out trash

7. take a shower and get dressed

8. serve breakfast to the littles

9. make big brothers wake up so they could watch Caleb open gifts. clean up wrapping paper.

10.  make myself a big bowl of oatmeal w/maple syrup and butter (share it with Sarah) while posting blog.




Happy seventh to my dear son.


0 thoughts on “to do (before 9am) list

  1. Wow! my head is spinning! Sorry about the broken glass and the dog mess! I have sat on my butt all morning my back is sore and that is my excuse, but I did make my bed! šŸ™‚ Your post made me feel so very lazy LOL! Give Caleb a hug from me!!!

  2. Love this post, but I am already weary from the long list you finished. All I did was kiss Cerwin goodbye (he left at 6:30 this morning), have a cup of coffee and a delicious piece of maple/nut toast, started a load of laundry, cut down the shasta daisies in one flower bed, watered flowers, and put fresh water in the bird bath. Now its time to get up from my break and begin straightening up the house from a whirlwind weekend and get to work in my office. Blessings on your day.

  3. You need this on a card…to give to people who ask…”What do you do all day?” šŸ˜› That was a regular question for me…back in the day. :/Happy B-day to CALEB!!!!

  4. Happy Birthday, Caleb!!! Have a super fun day!!! Mrs. P.Shanda – Just gave my children an educational science lesson using your snake skin post!!! (Many oooohs and aaaaaws)

  5. Happy Birthday to wonderful, loveable Caleb!! We are blessed to know you and your family and love you all. Happy to know that you are SEVEN YEARS OLD! Looking forward to hearing about your day. Mary and I think that Caleb was “our first baby” of yours Shanda. We have looked back at your other posts, but really started following you when Caleb was a babe…so in some ways it seems impossible he is so old. But having met you all, and having “watched him grow up” on here, in other ways is seems perfectly natural. Anyway, have a fabulous day or week celebrating Caleb!

  6. PS  Your music brought back a memeory for me.  George Winston.  We love his music too.  I am not sure how to explain it ~~~but I have never experienced a concert like it before.  The only way I can describe it is that Mr. Winston seemed like he had a gun to his head or that he was being tortured.  I wans’t sure if I should feel bad for him or if he just did his own thing his own way:)  Anyway,  he would barely turn around to address the audience, he would mumble the Title and then turn to play beautifully.  A couple of times he didn’t even bother telling us the title, he just turned slighty and then started to play.  My husband and I still talk about what an intersting time we had a his concert. Thank you for the memories!

  7. cannot believe he is seven already…I remember seeing your blog before you had Seth, and Caleb was so little still…I think Sarah looks a lot like Caleb when he was younger…I have always thought that…I so love your family. I wish for my future children to be as well rounded as yours. I have always wanted to be a mommy. Someday I will get that wish…I think I will be a fun mommy…like you

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