Sunday: After a big, gooey pizza, we had birthday cake.
I know, the cake was tiny! I bought it at a bake shop and I knew he would love the football and decide that it would slice into 10 pieces just fine. We each had one piece and then the cake was gone.
Monday: I knew we were about to get some snow so I took Seth and Sarah downtown to get some groceries. There is nothing like that “prepared” feeling.
After I got the groceries in the house Sarah and I ran down to the chicken coop.
We asked them to come out and play but they said they were barefoot.
Parker is always ready for some playtime.
Actually, I think this face is saying, “Do you have an egg in your pocket for me?”
Here is a laundry tip for mothers with a large family: KEEP DOING IT. No matter what, do your laundry every day, even weekends. Go around the house in the morning and pick up any dirty clothes, take sheets off a bed or two, pick up towels in the bathroom and gather up the kitchen laundry, too. Remember to wash coats and jackets every once in a while, too. If I keep up with the laundry I only have to do, at the most, three loads a day, and sometimes only two. I wait until they are all washed and dried and then I stand at the couch and fold everything (or, I have a child do the folding). As soon as they are folded they are put away in the proper place. I’m usually all done with laundry by 1 o’clock every day.
Snowflake photography next to the open door of a snowy day.
Quiet moments during Seth and Sarah’s nap time.
My latest thrift store book: Things to Make and Do, full of doable, cute crafts for little ones. We made puffets!
The living room toy basket.
Our stack of reading by the armchair.
The fire is so delightful.
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow.
More snow pictures from the front porch.
When Seth woke up we played his sock monkey game from Grandma.
Someone hides the monkey while the other one covers their eyes. Then, we read the questions in the game for clues to where it could be. Then, we GO LOOK.
Once, I hid the sock monkey in my plant.
Seth looked and looked.
And looked. Finally, he found it!
He was so happy. Then, it was his turn to hide it.
But when it’s my turn to look he cannot stand the suspense and usually tells me where it is before I can find it.
The boys came home in the snow.
Caleb spent the evening reading his book and finally finished it. The smile.
Tuesday: This was the view this morning from the porch, at about 7:30am. Fog was drifting toward me from over the trees, as the sun rose. And the trees were heavy with snow.
The children had school at the regular time but there are rumors of a snow storm tonight and a possible snow day, tomorrow.
I’m writing this in the bathroom while Seth splashes and sings in the bathtub.
Oh, I almost forgot to show you the puffets!
(They are really puppets but Seth and Sarah don’t say it right).