Friday, August 20, 2010

Pics for Keetha

Elisha and his Solar System Puzzle

Some of Elisha's Lego creations

Celebrating Josiah's second birthday - April 2010

Elisha earned some money and I mentioned tithing to him. He was not on board at first and stated that he did not intend to give God any of his money. He soon reconsidered and agreed to give ten percent, so we put it in this envelope which he appropriately labeled "God."

Two-Year Old Talk

Overheard Wednesday in the van on the way home from the sitter's

K: Ma-ee (Maddie)
Josiah: Gacie (Gracie) my sister...Lisha (Elisha) my buther
K: mommy
Josiah: that my mommy. your mommy at home.
K: no. my mama wen (went) hiking. (Which was true...her mom did go hiking.)

So there you have it.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Pics from our Spring Break Trip to the Children's Museum

A Few Things...

First of all, to the two of you who commented on my blog: I am really sorry, but I accidentally deleted your comments when trying to delete the annoying spam comments. Please know that I appreciate your comments and your friendship and would never intentionally erase your kind words.

Second, I have tried a couple of new things this year to help make school and work easier for me and my family:

1 - I select 5 outfits for the kids each weekend and lay them out on their dresser/desk. Each night they (or I) pick an outfit for the next day and have it ready to go so all they have to do is put it on. This may seem silly, but it seems to relieve stress for us, and I do not even have to think about what 3 kids will wear for a whole week. I should try to do the same for me, huh?

2 - I am forcing myself to do one load of laundry a day. It may be a small load, but I am finding that getting in the habit of doing a load a day has kept me up on our laundry. Pretty cool so far.

3 - My new goal is to cook two meals a week. Monday night and Thursday night. Tuesday can be leftovers from Monday or breakfast for dinner, Wednesday we will usually eat at church, and Friday can be leftovers or something easy (sandwiches maybe). This seems less overwhelming to me than thinking of cooking 4-5 times a week. We'll see how it goes.

4 - I refuse to even attempt to dry and straighten my hair until cool weather sets in. The humidity (and rain!) make it impossible to produce good results; and,, let's face it, who am I trying to impress? A room full of 7 year olds? I think not!

That's all for now. Good night.