What’s been happening at home? Well, as you can imagine, in a household of our large-ish size, there is never a dull moment.
1. We’ve been putting on make up and fixing our hair.
I was standing in front of the sink, getting ready to go, not really paying much attention to Sarah’s new heights and then…..when I saw what she had done to grow “so tall”, I snapped a picture of my littlest best girlfriend.
2. We’ve been hugging on the couch.
This occurs daily.
3. The boys drew masks on their faces.
It was funny the first time but not the second. Or third. I never want to see another marker again.
4. We made pancakes on Saturday morning.
In our pajamas. I love flipping cakes for seven!
5. We got new coats.
From a children’s consignment shop. Sarah’s is BabyGap, Caleb’s is camo fleece.
6. They painted pumpkins.
But we did not carve any.
7. They played with my spices.
It’s one of their favorite things to do. Imagine, these blocks NEVER get scattered throughout the house and lost.
8. I got over a fear.
I haven’t had a panic attack in over a year but I do sometimes worry that I will.
9. Seth finally discovered the joys of Thomas the Tank Engine.
And it didn’t take him long to think of making repairs on Caleb’s old trains.
10. Seth read Sarah The Jolly Pancake.
He had Caleb fooled until I told him he had memorized it.
11. I made homemade bread and cinnamon rolls.
12. Sarah had tea with her roll.
“Is it my birthday?” She asked.
13. David started another weaving.
He learned how to do it at school.
14. They played my phone.
Sometimes I wonder if it’s their phone, or mine?
15. Ethan got his hair cut.
Don’t worry, it’s just a BB gun.
16. I made a quiche.
Into an unbaked pastry crust, pour a mixture of 4 eggs, a cup of cream or milk, a half cup of chopped ham, 1 1/2 cups shredded cheese, 1/2 t. each of salt and dry mustard. 375 until done.
17. I made bean soup.
Combine 1 pound dry navy beans (rinsed and drained), 6 cups chicken broth, 1 chopped onion, 1 chopped celery stalk, 2 cloves garlic (minced), 1/2 bay leaf….into a crock pot. Cook on high for one hour and then on low for 10 hours. When beans are tender, add one can diced tomatoes. You may also add a ham bone to the mixture in the beginning. A very fragrant soup. The children turned up their noses but I said it was “special soup that will produce magic sounds later on.” Ha ha.
18. I relaxed with my cat and some new books.
I love to read to the sound of purring.
19. David made a spaghetti dinner all by himself.
He is just like his Dad.
20. We went out on a date.
I love him.
Life is not
measured by the breaths you take, but by the moments that take your breath