Saturday, February 25, 2012
And my beautiful, funky, wild babies. They challenge me each and everyday to be better and my oh my do I fail often, but, they are always happy to snuggle and give kisses even after I lose it. Today, I just felt the beauty of my life so keenly and I was reminded that while many days feel long and full of endless work, if I take a step back, I remember that the Savior is with me and that this work is precious. Nurturing my husband and children is precious and I am very happy with the work at hand. I am one lucky girl.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Oh, and guess what? It's snowing...I have a feeling March might give us the winter that has eluded us so far this year...sheesh.
Sunday, February 19, 2012
All the kiddies have been sick this week. They have been droopy and feverish making for slow/long days. I don't like them to be sick. I always wish I could take it away...it breaks my heart to see them hurting or miserable. Today I went and did some much needed grocery shopping and when I came back I took them on a little nature walk around the neighborhood. It was 45 degrees, sunny, and I knew all three needed some fresh air. So I bundled them up and out we went. We made it a block and a half...they were all coughing...their noses were running and they were drooping fast. So we turned around and went home. Oh well, we did find a couple of interesting sticks and a rock to add to to nature shelf. :) I hope they will be better tomorrow, as I have hopes of taking them to the Children's Museum for the new construction exhibit. We shall see.
I hope your weekend was everything you hoped it to be!
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
These cookies were yummy.
They didn't last a day.
Some of the fat is replaced with applesauce...now if I could replace some of the sugar that would be a win, win. I have heard that frozen orange juice concentrate could work for that...I must Google it. I think that subing out half of the regular flour for whole wheat would work well too. They are soft and a little cake like, which I adore.
I got caught up on Downton Abbey this afternoon...love that DVR! There is some good discussion going on over here. So much to think about...so many twists. I am over the moon that this show will continue into a 3rd season...however, there had better be some happy endings for some of the characters is all I can say.
Tomorrow is Valentine making with the kids. I did break down and buy a store bought package for each of the kids as I was informed at story time last week that each child would need to bring 15 each, including a treat...45 more handmade valentines were just not going to happen. However, the kids and I will be making some cute ones for Elijah's pre-school class and for close friends and family. It's one of the things I look forward to doing every year and I start planning what we will do as soon as Christmas is over. Somehow it has turned into a tradition that I hope will continue for a long, long time.
Sunday, February 5, 2012
I also took some time this week to look for good deals on kids clothes. I do this every year in August and in mid-January. I hate to pay full price for anything, especially clothes. So I scour a few stores for good deals on end of season clothes for the coming year. Target and K-Mart always warrant a stop as well as Goodwill. Thanks to this strategy I have all the kids outfitted for the coming Summer and coming Fall and Winter. Most of their school clothes are also bought, washed, and tucked away in tubs, bigger winter coats are ready for next year, and shorts and t-shirts are all ready for warmer weather. I love being able to pull out clothes as needed instead of having to run out and buy things as the seasons change. I don't mind used clothes one bit, as I am picky about what I buy, but I always seem to find some amazing things. For example I found Elijah 4 pairs of basically new shorts for .99 cents each. And then thanks to sales last August, he is ready to go for Summer. The only things I will never buy used or try to buy in advance are shoes, underwear, and socks. These things tend to be needed at weird times of the year and I just can't deal with used for what I hope are obvious reasons. :) Oh, and yard sales can have some good items as well...you just never know.
Oh, and I had a birthday last week. 34...hmmmm, I feel pretty good about it. It was a nice day, my babies spoiled me with jewelry and chocolate. This week is David's and my anniversary and then Elijah's birthday. February is a short yet big month in our family. I've always been partial. :)
I hope things are as they should be in your neck of the woods.