Friday, October 23, 2009

Good Morning

I was up painfully early this morning. I think that I got 4 hours of sleep. Which means either I will make 2 pots of coffee today or I will be terribly crabby later, or possibly both. (No probably both.) Anyway... I just put an Apple Spice Bread in the oven and I am drinking my hot cup of coffee and so enjoying the peace. In fact I am almost looking forward to when my kids start waking up. I really need to get myself an alarm clock and get up before my kids every day because usually I am not this excited for them to wake up. No excited is not the word that I would usually use, not even close.
So anyway Good Morning to all.

Did I mention the Apple Spice Bread? I am so excited!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

So Far Today...

So far today I did a mountain of dishes. I made pancakes and eggs to nourish my little munchkins before they went to school, and then did more dishes. I put away all of the laundry while dressing and preparing my children for school. I packed lunches for my kids, and then I did more dishes. I dropped off at two different schools. I put deodorant on and brushed my teeth so that I wouldn't scare people away. Then I made 2 dozen peanut butter sandwiches for the school Harvest Festival and then I did more dishes. Then I brought Ella home from school after staying at said Harvest Festival. And it is only a little after noon. By the way do you notice a trend here with the dishes. I think I am going to go take a nap and contemplate how to put a permanent end to the dishes.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Rice Activity

I just thought that I would share a fun cheap and easy activity that we did tonight.

I basically just took a rimmed cookie sheet and lined it with a thin layer of uncooked rice. Then I let each kid take a turn. Bryce wrote his spelling words in it. Ella did letters and her name. Halle mostly just played. And in case you were wondering the way that you spell Halle according to Halle is h..7..8..9..10..11. So we had a good time for about an hour and it was free and educational for all.

P.S. To erase just give the pan a little shake.

Pumpkin Patch with my Pumpkins

We had such a great weekend. We went to the pumpkin patch and we took Mason. I am so glad that we got to take Mase. We got to pet and watch the animals. They all picked out a pumpkins and we did the hay ride. We listened to the country band while eating funnel cake and kettle corn. The kids had so much fun that 3 out of 4 of them fell asleep on the way home. I would have taken so many more pictures but the battery on my camera died.
How hot is this man that gave me my beautiful children?
They were so cute while picking pumpkins. Mason is almost painfully indecisive. Bryce was looking for the biggest. Ella wasn't very picky at all. Halle was easily persuaded. I love to see how each of them is different in a situation like that.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009


Well I realize that it has been quite sometime since I last blogged. There are quite a few things that I haven't blogged about. Truly I have been just trying to keep my head above water.

One of the events that I have missed is our family trip to AZ. We stopped first at the Hancocks. Whom we love and had a great time with. And then we went on to Sedona and had a great family trip.Ella started ballet. I am sure there will be more to come on that subject. The last week we have been baking. The girls love to help me bake. Especially Halle. And since it has been cool here and somewhat fall like we have been baking fools. Too bad that tomorrow we are supposed to be back in the 80s.
This picture brings pure joy to my heart.
Tonight we made chicken pot pie. It was deee licious.