Monday, March 23, 2009

Happy boy.

At least much happier now that a tooth has finally come through. One down, how many more to go?

By the way, this is a typical expression of joy for this kid. I can't get enough of those gums and squinty eyes.

Productive Day.

Today is what I like to call Productive. This morning, I made Kolaches for breakfast (rare because I don't like to cook first thing in the morning, I'm usually too hungry and too impatient)
Then, Angie came over and she helped me to make some jam. I took C to school and E to the Dr. for an appointment and lab work. Then to pick C up from school and to the grocery store. We ended up at 2 different ones because the first one didn't have what I needed. Then home to make Peanut Butter pie for FHE tonight. Then to finish the jam that was started this morning. We had dinner, cleaned the kitchen, FHE, and treats. Somewhere in there I still managed to do 2 loads of laundry and put the kids to bed by 8:30. And, I have 15 pints of jam for my freezer. I love days like today!

Friday, March 13, 2009

Checking things off of the To Do list...

C asked me back in November to make him a bag for the scriptures that he received for his birthday. We went and picked out material in late November or early December. It has been sitting since then. I have been putting it off and putting it off. Finally, tonight I decided to finish the project that I hadn't even started yet. Why in the world did I wait so long? It took me about 30 minutes from start to finish to make it. I should have done it a long time ago. Here is a picture of the final product.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Bedtime and Splinters

About a week and a half ago I started to do something a little bit different at bed time. When I tuck the kids in bed, instead of just tucking them in, I go into their rooms and sit on their beds. I ask them questions about their day, and we just talk. I have loved learning some interesting things about my kids this way. I hope this new tradition continues for year to come. It gives them an opportunity to open up to me, and I get a chance to learn from and teach them. Sometimes, if I'm really lucky, I may even get to hear a joke, kind of like the one I heard tonight from C.

Mom, what do you get when a splinter jumps in your eye?

I don't know what?

You throw up! And then of course, hysterical laughter.