Thursday, May 22, 2008

It's a start...

Today, we carved out some creativity time. It was great to see...

Superman painting...

And who can resist this...

I love those little dimples. This kid is the best for just squeezing her all over.

It was a good day. We did a little painting, then the boy dove into a preschool workbook, and then we made some paper airplanes. Then I spent the rest of the day avoiding getting hit by paper airplanes. Which I did. Most of the time.

It started out really good. But let me back up, to where it wasn't so good. The boy had a nightmare at about 4:30. Wonderful hubby got up and helped him calm down. 5 minutes later the boy was at our bedside, mumbling something about not being able to sleep without his baby sister, who at this point is still sleeping in her crib, next to his bed, like always. He didn't believe us that she was still there, until Dad walked him back to show him. Baby sister woke up of course, wanting some mommy time, loudly. Dad talked her out of it, and she went back to sleep for about 30 minutes. After that, she loudly wanted MOMMY time NOW. So, I snuggled with her for 20 minutes or so, and put her back to bed. 5:45 now. At 6:30, I am dead asleep, waking to the boy LOUDLY "asking" if he can get up now outside my door. And very soon, I hear the big sisters giggling in their room, and baby sister wanting more mommy time. Ugh. I'm so not ready to get up. So, I snuggle baby sister and the boy up on the couch together under a blanket, and let them watch The Wiggles, while I sneak back to bed for just a few more minutes. The next thing I know, its 8:oo and they are wondering when I'm going to come out. Oops. Well, I come out to find that everyone has had breakfast already thanks to the oldest, and almost everyone is dressed and the chores are almost done. Wowzers. Guess I need to sleep in more often. The big girls had hatched a plan to pool their allowances and get to school early so they could buy some things at the school book fair. They even had planned to get something for their little brother to surprise him. Moments like this wash over me like a big wave of relief that yes, I am on the right track!

I made these yummy sandwiches for dinner tonight, and they were a BIG hit with everyone. Even baby sister wanted seconds, thirds....

I really want to order this book.

I really want to subscribe to this magazine.

Tomorrow night, we get another date night thanks to my fabulous mother in law volunteering to come over and babysit AGAIN. Its our anniversary this weekend. 11 years goes by fast, and my how things change. :) I'm so lucky.

Today was a good day. I have so many things to be thankful for.


  1. Hello Auntie Em!

    Thanks for coming by to visit my blog! So glad you did because I love your new blog! Great reading, beautiful pictures and darling children! What more could a blogger ask for! Will be back soon! Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!


    P.S. How blessed you are to have visited MaryJane Butters Farm twice! I will be in Idaho next month and hope to drop in a say hey to her. We have exchanged a few emails...mostly about my trailer and Sisters on the Fly...

  2. I finally got your link to save in "My Favorites". I have the sandwich from PW saved to try next week!! :) I'm going to knock out her lasagne this weekend. Wish me many blessings as my cooking skills are about as good as my brown thumb. You must be creative for me dear friend!
    Give the girls a hug for me - they ARE sweet. (not just because I loaded them up on sugar on your visit)