Monday, August 2, 2010
I had no idea what I would blog about today. The bazillions of baking mixes that I made yesterday (5 bags of bread mix, and two 10-cup bags of baking mix. AND banana nut muffins)? How I almost couldn't mow the lawn because of how hugely pregnant I am (I did it anyways though. I love mowing)? How I spent hours making peach cobbler for the entire family (minus me, of course, dang fructose) and then my husband ate almost all of it by himself in less than 24 hours? ...none of those things seemed blog worthy. Not an entire posts worth at least.
But oh thats right, I could do a Manic Monday entry! All I have to do is take pictures of random things that we did throughout the day. Just give everyone a little peek at our day to day.
Sounds good, and problem solved.
I didn't want to be doing this at 10:00 tonight, since Christopher switched back to day shift this week, so I figured I'd document just our morning, and that would probably be good enough.
Manic Monday- August 2, 2010.
When I first picked up the camera, both of the kids were sitting as far apart from each other as possible, reading to their best friends. In Charlie's case, it was Lovey, of course. And in Eleanore's case, it was her imaginary friend Piglet.
On Sunday we had picked up two of these card making kits from the dollar spot at Target (I know, right? Only one dollar! How fun!). And since I spent the morning unplugged from the computer, I figured it would be a good time to do some crafting...
Not bad for a cheapy little craft project right? Some things we had to tape on, and the way that they were packaged left sticky parts on the outside of the envelopes (that I had to cover up with tiny pieces of paper to prevent from sticking to other articles of mail as they go through the post), but the kids loved helping me press everything into place.
After we were finished making our cards, I thought maybe we could make some peanut butter chocolate chip chunk cookies??
Go get your aprons, kids!
My Grammy had sent these character aprons to Eleanore when she was around two. They've gotten a lot of use.
Also, if you turn them backwards, they double as a cape. FYI.
So we gathered in the kitchen, and we made cookie dough!
Well, I made cookie dough, while the babies ate chocolate chips, at least.
Can you blame them though, really?
Within an hour, we had 3 1/2 dozen peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies, all ready for us to gobble up.
Too bad they didn't have as much sugar as the last batch we made, and the kids weren't nearly as pleased with them. Spoiled.
Well hmmm, now what to do...
After the cookies were finished, the kids ran off to play, and I sat down to fill out some thank you's, using our freshly made note cards (thank you's are a big deal, in my book). I was hoping I could get these off into the mail today, but turns out we only have 3 stamps. Lame.
Soon Christopher came home for lunch, and when everyone had finished eating (I was laying on the couch, having eaten too much potato salad while making everyone elses plates), it was story time.
Christopher is a huge help, on his lunch breaks. Hes always offering to take care of the kids in one way or another. Today he got them all cleaned up, read them stories, and then tucked them away for naps (which of course, Eleanore is skipping).
Oh, and if you're wondering why Charlie is giving you the stink eye... its because Daddy wouldn't give him his motorcycle key, haha.
Christopher I love you.
Alright, last picture...
Who is that? Oh right, thats me- faking a smile and standing awkwardly in front of the laundry room door so that y'all can see how giant I've gotten over the last couple of weeks. Sometime yesterday morning, the baby dropped down into my pelvis, which is something I've never experienced before. Neither of the other two ever did that, they both stayed high. I won't even attempt to try to describe the kind of discomfort I'm in. I have to just keep reminding myself that it will be soon soon soon, that I get to meet Miss Evelyn.
Who knows how the rest of our Manic Monday will go.
Maybe a baby?
Ok or maybe not.