Friday, June 29, 2012

ten happy things friday

Coconut almond chocolate chip ice cream (do not tell my doc about this one)

I got my sneakers yesterday and they... fit! I also got a work out dvd to counteract #1.

Planning on filling up the kiddie pool in a little while so the kids can play in it this afternoon. I might join them.

I am so enjoying not having TV. The kids sit and "read" books, I read lots of books to them. I do find their favorite shows on youtube and we watch them together a couple times a week. I haven't really missed it at all either.

I bought this cool lunch box container system (50% off!) that looks like a great thing to take with us to the park to fill with snacks. It all snaps on a blue ice square. I got this one.

I found a recipe for oven fried pickles and kind of regret it because now I want to make them and eat the whole batch. I like pickles, but it's never been like, "Yay!!! Pickles!!" until recently. I make sure I have the mini Claussen Kosher Dills in the fridge at all times.

The boys scrubbed the pool so they could go swimming. I didn't have to do it.

Strawberries and watermelon

Gummy vitamins.

My family. I am glad I have them.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Banana Muffins

(from Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook 12th Ed.)
 Makes 12 regular sized muffins
(dry ingredients)
1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1/3 cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
(wet ingredients)
1 beaten egg
1/2 cup milk
1/4 cup cooking oil
3/4 cup mashed banana (or a cup for more banana-y flavor)
Optional: 1/2 cup chopped nuts (I didn't use- picky eaters)

Also optional: Streusel Topping
Combine 3 tablespoons flour, 3 tablespoons brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon. Cut in 2 tablespoons butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. (Again, didn't use, was not in a sweet food mood.)

1. Grease 12 regular muffin cups, preheat oven to 400

2. In a large bowl combine dry ingredients, make a well in center of mixture, set aside.

3. In a medium bowl combine wet ingredients. Add to four mixture and stir until just combined. (add optional ingredients now.)

4. Spoon batter into muffin tin (2/3 full). If opting in favor of, sprinkle streusel topping over batter, if not, that's okay they taste great without. Bake at 400 for 18-20 minutes. Cool on wire rack for 5 minutes (if you can last that long). Serve warm (with butter and a cold glass of milk).

Make, eat, repeat. You are welcome.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Random Ramblin' on Tuesday

Guess what? I just ordered a pair of sneakers from Amazon. My foot is somewhat of a monstrosity (long and skinny) and I rarely find shoes in my size (12) that I like or am even willing to try on. I believe a majority of shoes made in my size are designed for cross dressers... so finding nice flats or sandals is always a challenge. Sneakers are nearly impossible. At one point I broke down and bought mens, but they are just ugly. The ones I've had for the past 6 years finally broke down and I am left with flip flops and a pair of brown flats. I searched the stores and unless I wanted to pay a ridiculous amount of money for good looking, comfortable sneakers I was out of luck. I am a little anxious about ordering shoes online, but the reviews were all good and now I can't wait for Thursday to get here! I hope they work out.

Have you ever tried chocolate soy milk? Same price as my coffee creamer, but way healthier. I had my banana milk shake with it- so good!! The boys don't notice a difference between it and the regular chocolate milk they sometimes get and there's no artificial food dyes or preservatives to worry about.

Yesterday I decided to buy guacamole instead of regular avocados since it was the same price. Terrible decision. Only after I got home, opened the quac and started reading the label did I realize I was eating FLAVORED guacamole dip. "Made with skim milk, soy beans... contains less than 2% avocados" lesson learned- always read the ingredients in the store. It tastes gross, too. I ate my last avocado yesterday for lunch and now I am just sad. (I know I just said how great soy milk tastes, but soy guacamole is a fail.)

I am thinking about making some flourless peanut butter cookies. It's too late for that today, but maybe tomorrow morning.

I just read that watermelon has more lycopene per ounce than tomatoes. What?! And it's super beneficial during pregnancy because it eases heartburn, reduces swelling and helps prevent muscle cramps during the 3rd trimester. I should have bought a watermelon yesterday! It's on the grocery list for next week now.

Okay, so sneakers and food is all that's on my mind today! Now off to tackle the laundry mountains...

Monday, June 25, 2012

our weekend

Saturday we went to my family reunion. They had a catered chicken fried steak lunch (pizza for the kids) I can't remember ever having it catered growing up. Usually everyone brings a meal and we have a potluck style lunch. This was way better! The place where we have the reunion is an old schoolhouse that my Opa and his siblings attended. The town is named after one of my great grandfathers that came from Germany. It's neat hearing stories about growing up there.

That evening we had to run into town for an errand and ended up taking the kids to the park that we hadn't been to yet. It's even cooler than the park we usually visit. The play scape is about 4x as big, it's surrounded by oak trees and there are plenty of picnic tables and benches in the shade. We were the only ones there, though, which I found odd. It must have been because it was around dinner time.

Sunday we packed the kids some extra clothes to change into after church, picked up lunch and headed back to the park. Again, we were the only people there for about 30 minutes when another family showed up with their own picnic. We left a little while later to check out the pool... there was no one there but the lifeguards so we drove home, changed into our suits, packed a pool bag and headed straight back to town to swim. We had the whole pool to ourselves for almost an hour! I stayed in the kiddie pool (fine with me- I'm not a great swimmer) with the kids while T took them individually to the big pool and tried to teach them some fundamentals. We really had a great time. We left after about two hours, but Ry learned how to go under water and hold his breath! We were really proud of him.

We made it home, exhausted! By about 8pm I was barely holding my eyes open. Rose took a long nap and then I let the kids watch Wild Kratts while I cleaned up the kitchen. (T and D went to help my brother with some hay during that time.) It was a long, but really fun day. We hadn't been to the pool in years, at least since I was pregnant with Rose, so it was a big deal. The kids were kind of mad that we left, but we will definitely be going back!

Today I went grocery shopping and school shopping for D. We got his backpack and almost all of his supplies that were on the list. I'm excited for him to go school mainly because he is so excited, but I'm keeping myself from thinking about it too much. I have a feeling August 15 is going to be a really hard day for me. 

I hope you are all having a good start to your week!

Friday, June 22, 2012

ten happy things friday

I'm glad we have a second laptop. Mine is running verrrrrry slow.

Our no TV policy has been going fairly well. The kids are still able to watch their favorite pbs show(s) online.

Tomorrow is my family reunion (dad's side) and we'll get to spend close to four hours traveling, but I plan on reading my Kindle and "resting my eyes" if the kids let me. I'm sure we'll have a blast.

Banana milk shakes (just a banana and milk).

I got to hear the baby's heartbeat (first time!) on Wednesday. Super Baby was moving around a lot and the doctor had to chase him/her with the doppler.

Reading 101 Dalmatians to my kids. Did you have the books on tape growing up? The ones where you followed along in your book and turned the page when you heard the chime? I had a lot of those and the book I read from is the one I had growing up.

I went into Old Navy this week expecting another round of disappointment shopping, but actually found 3 things I liked and they were all marked down considerably.

Ice cold water.

Since I am feeling better I am going to start exercising again... (again, like I was doing something previously- ha!) anyhow, maybe it'll help with my lack of energy. (Encouragement is welcome.)

Modern conveniences. They are nice.

Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

So much for thinking I had problems

Sometimes when I don't make it around to posting (usually on Tuesday) my husband will come home from work and ask, "Did you not post anything today? If you did it never showed up." (He's really sweet and reads my blog every. single. day.) I usually give him this blank look and kind of shrug my shoulders wondering when he will notice that the children are actually climbing the walls. Kidding.... Some days I just don't have anything to say.

Yesterday he asked and I just told him I found where his great-great-great-great grandparents were living in Germany. The exact house. That was in the 1700s, but it was bought by an even greater grandpa in the 1500s, had to be sold and then his great great? grandson was able to buy it back. How intriguing. And then they sold it again and came to Texas for a better life. Here we are today.

I really admire those women who came over, especially his grandma, Johanna. She was one tough lady. After arriving in Texas her husband couldn't find any work in Galveston so he made a deal with some guy for a ride to their destination. In exchange he would work for him for a year and receive a cow and horse. The guy allowed T's gr. gr. gr. grandparents to work a little piece of land and keep whatever they could grow... the owner did this because he knew that piece of land was worthless and nothing would grow there. Obviously he didn't realize that Johanna had a green thumb, she wasn't stupid and she wasn't going to let a bunch of sandy soil ruin it for her and her family. She hauled a ton of pig manure out to the field and planted turnips. They ate a lot of turnips that year. She was able to grow two bales of cotton and sold them making just enough money for them to purchase their own piece of land. The cow and horse they received after a year of working 6 days a week for this guy.... a half blind horse, a gimpy cow and two bum steer. I bet they were thankful anyway. I would have griped and complained. They moved to their own place and didn't have time to build a house or really any sort of good shelter before they needed to plant and clear land. They leaned some boards against a hay stack and called it home. Johanna cooked in the great outdoors every day. When it was too cold for them to do anything they huddled up under blankets and nibbled on corn kernels. Nibbled on corn kernels?? They ate all the rabbits they could catch and other "critters". She had a baby in the wilderness and they finally moved into their house when the baby was eight months old. I love that when her kids would say they were hungry (and I am sure they were) she would simply tell them, "No, you just have a big appetite." My kids eat all day and they are always complaining that they are hungry... I'm going to start telling them that same thing.

I came from hardworking German immigrants, too. Compared to them I live a posh life. I have indoor plumbing, hot water, a bed, refrigeration, instant communication with people around the world, doctors and hospitals to simply get a check up, my children live past the age of two, a variety of food practically at my fingertips... and I still complain about things. My Opa, who is 96, finds it amazing that now days people own so many different pairs of shoes. He had one pair a year and wore them only when necessary, like to church and during the winter. His mom made cornbread every single day from corn they grew and ground at the mill. A lot of days they just had cornbread and some vegetables for supper. Beef and pork were rare, I think they only bought it, from a next door neighbor/farmer, once or twice a year. They only ate what they could grow. Opa says he remembers planting acres of tomatoes and potatoes... ACRES and tending them by hand. I can't even maintain six tomato plants and two rows of potatoes before saying that it's too hard.

I know our times have changed and I sacrifice different things for my kids, work hard in different ways, but can we just pause and be thankful for the hard work of our ancestors, who petitioned their government for approval to immigrate, saved every cent they could for 6 years, made the 13 week long journey with the promise of nothing but "opportunity" to a foreign land so that their children and children's children could have a better life? Because, if you give it any thought, you'll realize you wouldn't be here if your gr. gr. gr. grandparents had said, It's too hard. So... mainly this is all directed at myself so that I will be grateful for what I have and not complain about what I don't, but I also think it's an amazing story to share.

Monday, June 18, 2012


We had a busy weekend, but a good one! Saturday we went to a beginning farmer & rancher seminar thing that our friend was asked to speak at. I got to chat with Holly during all the breaks instead of wandering around "networking". Holly and I were there to keep each other company (and we haven't seen each other in months!) while the guys actually had people to talk to. That evening we picked up Chinese food for dinner (special early Father's Day dinner for T) and a couple redbox rentals.

Sunday we went to church and then to my parent's house for lunch. My dad got a grill and we had steaks as well as a lot of different veggies, but really... steak. The kids went outside and literally covered themselves in sand, rode a skateboard down the sidewalk and T fell asleep on the couch. Because that is what happens on Father's Day. Then we went over to his dad's house and hung out with him for while. It was a nice day.

And just to leave you with a little excitement... we have decided to disconnect our one television from receiving any broadcasts. Anyone else not have a TV?  We don't plan on subscribing to Hulu or Netflix either.

Friday, June 15, 2012

14 weeks

Today I officially entered the second trimester- yea!! I am "showing" a lot sooner than I did with the other three. None of my normal pants/jeans/shorts fit anymore and they haven't for about three weeks. I am stuck with one pair of maternity jeans, the shorts I bought last week that have a ribbed waistband thing and elastic waist skirts. None of my maternity tops fit right so I wear loose fitting shirts when I go out in public and feel frumpy looking. I haven't really felt like showing off my "bump" since I'm pretty certain strangers would think "beer gut" or "awe, she really should do some situps".  So... here is picture I took with the self timer. This is just one of approximately 30 very awkward posed portraits. Lucky for me I was able to edit it so you can focus on the belly instead of my weird side glance (and my new second chin).

And now for those you who enjoy the details of symptoms: nausea from just about the moment I took the test... pretty much prevented me from doing anything, eating anything and occasionally kneeling on the bathroom floor (I really don't want to exaggerate on that particular one). The all day "sickness" seems to be subsiding, although it did rear it's ugly head last night and this morning probably because I realized I had been feeling almost normal again.

Hunger strikes at any moment- especially right at bedtime and when I don't have access to any food, such as in the car or during church.

Aversions- up until about two weeks ago nothing looked or sounded good. I especially didn't want Mexican food (bean burritos from Taco Bell were okay, though), salads sounded like the most terrible thing in the world, ice cream actually made me sick...
Cravings- Throughout all that the only thing I ate that was perfect and hit the spot was steak and potatoes. I could eat eggs, cereal, shrimp, pasta- but didn't really like any sort of tomato sauce, cheez its (of all things) and something I'm not proud of at all... chicken mcnuggets- only gave into that craving once and the other was a spicy chicken sandwich from wendy's. (I'm sure it won't be the last time.) I can finally eat fruit (especially red grapes and strawberries) and veggies again (avocado and carrots are my favs so far).

Emotionally- I have started crying at the most ridiculous things. For example, we rented We Bought A Zoo and I bawled during the scene where there is a flashback of the guy's wife. Normally something so incredibly cheesy would simply make me roll my eyes. We watched some new extreme weight loss show and I found myself crying again. I cry when I read happy or sad blog posts. So... anything is game. If T says something nice I cry. If he teases me I cry. I really feel for him... especially this past Sunday at church when he looked over at me during a song and saw that I was crying yet again. He had no idea what was going on! He handles it all pretty well, though.

I feel like I've said way more than enough and will let you go on about your lives. And don't get all freaked out about having to read something like this every week... weekly updates won't start until the third trimester!

ten happy things friday

Yesterday went well. I wrangled the "terrible two" (I probably shouldn't call them that) at the t-ball closing ceremonies (we arrived 40!! minutes early). Ry only lost me once and while I watched him wander off in search for me was kind of concerned when, after not seeing me when he stopped and looked around simply continued on his merry way, never showing a bit of fear at being completely alone. (He was never out of my sight, in case you were wondering.)

The t-ball team loved the cupcakes I made. I spent at least an hour + all of nap time yesterday (2 INterrupted hours) making these topper things. I saw several of the kids collecting them because they were "so cool!" Totally worth the effort.

My tomato plant and the pot of herbs that my sister gave me for my birthday are still living despite my erratic watering tendencies and Rose's attempts to "plant" them.

We've whittled our baby name choices down and are very set on a boy name... the girl choices are very similar sounding, but I am not sold on either yet.

Lunch today was a cupcake, a whole avocado and half a tomato. Yep, the cupcake was first.

I am very possibly maybe going to get to see my friend Holly and my Goddaughters today!

I picked some wildflowers/weeds this morning... I'm already suffering with some sort of allergy so if they make me sneeze I won't notice if it's them or whatever is in the air already.

T stopped on the way home from work one night and picked up ice cream for me. That's a sweet guy I've got there.

I found some cute and comfortable shorts that will fit me for another 3 weeks or so. I might go buy the next size up I like them so much.

This weekend holds the promise of good food.... always something that makes me happy.

Have yourself a great weekend!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

this all happened in less than 60 seconds

so.... a little confession time today. My kids aren't perfect. I mean, they're perfect, of course! They just don't always behave or listen and sometimes they make me feel insane and I think that they are definitely conspiring to give me a heart attack.

Take for example last night: We have a class we're attending at church, it's 90 minutes long and the kids get to play the entire time we're there. The kids were not happy about leaving last night and were also suffering from a lack of daytime sleep... we call that a nap around here. As we are leaving the two year old bolts out of the door and runs half way down the sidewalk refusing to hold my hand yelling, "I do it my own self!!" D (being five and sort of trustworthy enough not to be forced to hold my hand) has also walked that far ahead of me (although he has no intention of walking out in the street alone) which is why Rose has followed that far, but she insists on being an independent wild child and doesn't stop on my command. I am trying my best to do the "not chasing you down the sidewalk" fast walk to catch her before she commits toddler suicide as I juggle my purse, Bible & lesson book, wild child's cup and blanket. The same moment I am trying get her to stop running and hold my hand because please God don't let that truck hit her if she makes it to the street before me! Ry is giving Daddy a bit of trouble, too. His problem is that he doesn't want to hold Daddy's hand he wants to hold Mommy's hand- cue four year old meltdown that I don't get the fine opportunity to witness because I'm running after Rose who has now made it to the curb. We all love a good game of chase, yes? It's even better when danger is involved!

Naturally, upon being in arms reach of the runner, I basically yank her back from the curb (essentially saving her life although the street is totally empty now) while she lets out a startled cry. Being very aware that the pastor and other members of our class could definitely be witnessing this whole ordeal (oh the embarrassment!!!!!) I quickly turn my arm yank into an embrace while we are both trying really hard not to fall backwards on our butts. By this time I am hearing Ry whining/crying very loudly about the injustice of not being able to hold my hand while my sweet husband leads him to the car while I watch as he throws an epic tantrum. I meet eyes with T as we cross the street and we give each other looks of "They are out of control!!!" I am carrying Rose as she struggles violently to be put down to walk again (not happening) while she screams at me and Ry is putting up a good fight of his own. If anyone was watching I bet they had a hard time looking away.

The entire time that his brother and sister are losing their minds, D has calmly watched it all happen and simply follows us (probably embarrassed, too- I don't blame him) to the car and sits very quietly. He really knows when to pull out the "I am on my best behavior, I hope you're noticing" card. Yes, we did, thank you.

I'm still recovering this morning and trying not to panic about having baby number four and what s/he will bring to the mix. And because I obviously don't really value my sanity I made cupcakes and left them out in plain view this morning. They are for our t-ball team to enjoy after Closing Ceremonies tonight. So... only six more hours of telling the kids they aren't for them.

If you made it through all that you deserve some sort of award that I can't really provide, so go do something nice for yourself. I'm going to face plant in some chocolate ice cream as soon as I can get the kids to take a "nap" or as they know "time to ask mom 639 questions" time.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

lab work, target, baby stuff...

This morning I had to get some lab work done (because I am pregnant, in case you've missed the announcement). Anyhow, I am not afraid of needles or getting blood drawn... I just can't watch it happening. Lucky me I had a large window to stare out of while the technician took four vials of blood from my left arm. This lady was really good, too, I didn't feel a thing. And that was it. Afterwards I rewarded myself with a stroll through Target. I got T a father's day gift and D a pair of shorts. I couldn't believe I made it out of there spending less than $15. (I went all out didn't I?) Everyone knows Target rarely lets you leave the red doors without spending a minimum of $75. I could have spent that much if I would have found shoes in my size, known the gender of the in utero baby, found season one of Swamp People and been impressed (even a little) with the maternity section. (Thank the Lord for all the things that I didn't find.)

Since I mentioned not knowing the baby's gender yet (although I have a very strong feeling) I will be putting up the mandatory "Guess the baby's gender" poll. I believe it's a requirement if you have a blog. Also, I know a lot of expectant bloggers post pictures weekly or monthly of their growing bumps... not sure if I'm going to do that. Maybe. (Shirt over the belly- I promise I won't show skin.)

My time seems to have expired here as I am suddenly being forced to open applesauce pouches, yogurts and water down three cups of juice. More words tomorrow. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

the weekend

Yesterday was busy and I never made it to posting about our weekend. A weekend that wasn't preplanned is always something I look forward to. Saturday morning we decided to go to Ikea and look at some things that interested us in person rather than relying solely on pictures from the web. We ended up actually enjoying our trip (I was prepared for the worst, Ikea on a Saturday with 3 kids and a husband who sort of had a terrible time there previously). The only annoying part was when I told T that I liked something (couch and bed) someone would appear from nowhere and sit down and test it out which made it a bit awkward because we just stood there and waited for them to leave so WE could try it out. I tried to be really discreet about everything I liked the rest of the time. We got a lot of ideas and inspiration out of it and didn't buy one thing.

After Ikea we headed over to a sandwich place and I picked up lunch while the kids played on the playground. We made it home with some Redbox movies and spent the remainder of the day (evening) hanging out.

Sunday I helped T work on the roof at the other house out here. We are slowly fixing that house one evening and weekend at a time. Oh, T found a snake skin next to the chimney and threw it at me. I was not happy about that. Gross.

Yesterday was grocery shopping day. I really don't think I need to elaborate on that one. Today I'm knee deep in laundry which also needs not to be explained in detail. Lots of excitement around here. Lots.

Friday, June 8, 2012

ten happy things friday

Went through my dresser drawers and cleaned them out. I got rid of a lot of stuff, found a couple things I can wear and now I have two empty drawers! (I won't be refilling them either.)

Homemade guacamole. Avocados, cilantro, jalapenos, salt and some lemon juice. No, I don't add tomato or onion, if I wanted that I'd make salsa.

My mom made Rose a really cute dress this week. I'll take some pictures on Sunday.

I promised the kids I'd bake cookies if they all stayed in their beds and were quiet during nap time. This has been the best nap time all week.

I signed the boys up for Vacation Bible School at our church in July. Rose is a year shy of attending so we will have three hours to ourselves in the morning for a whole week. I plan on doing a lot of house purging that week.

After discovering that all six of my flashlights stopped working (at the same-ish time) I finally have coaxed two of them into shining condition. I can't bear to be without a flashlight!

My body pillow.

Looking forward to just hanging out this weekend.

This post has taken an embarrassingly long time to write, but there are cookies in the oven and I had a great little helper in the kitchen.

And ftw* just about any food nowadays. I've really enjoyed pickles lately when I'm usually not that big of a fan.

Have a great weekend everyone!

*ftw - that's for you, Shauna, as you know it.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

going outside is fun

 A nest of baby birds. (This is actually the second nest we spied on.)

 This squirrel let us get good and close. The kids were enthralled and watched him run around the yard for a good ten minutes.

Floating boats across a pond.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

some random thoughts

Well, my wedding band and engagement ring no longer fit due to my fingers swelling. With each pregnancy the finger/hand swelling starts earlier and earlier. I'm sad about that. I'm also debating about whether or not I should buy a cheapo band and just wear that.

I made banana bread this morning and have already eaten half of it. Not by myself, I had three little helpers, but I admit that I have eaten most of it. It's healthy, right? Especially if you also drink a quart of milk along with it.

T and I are working on a big project that I would like to elaborate on, but I don't know that I'm ready to do that yet. I've been thinking that after I reveal it that I'll have to change the title of this blog to "Everyone Thinks We're Crazy". It would just make sense. Trust me.

I don't have much else to say and since it's "quiet time" I'm going to take advantage of that and lie down for a few minutes, mainly so I won't be tempted to eat all the groceries I bought yesterday. This entire post sounds like a "first world problem". Yep.

Monday, June 4, 2012

weekend highlights

Back at the beginning of April we bought some concert tickets to see Jason Boland & The Stragglers. So Saturday evening we gussied up and arrived an hour early at the venue. 
See, this place is in the middle of nowhere, brand new and it's an hour away from the nearest major city. I overheard a lady in the restroom saying she had to google map the place, saw "a bunch of green squares (farms/ranches) and like four streets (the town) and then a tiny dot (the venue)". I was very amused by this since I, um, live very close to this "tiny dot".

We grabbed a place at a picnic table and waited and for the show to begin. Eventually the crowd filled in and the good times started rolling. We listened to two openi ng acts that were impressive and then Jason Boland came out and dang, he put on a good show. One of the best live performances I've seen.

The kids ended up spending the night at Pappy G's house so Sunday morning we slept in since our little alarm clocks weren't there to wake us up. We missed them a lot. It was way too quiet; I didn't like it at all. As soon as our coffee was done brewing we rushed out the door to get them. They spent the rest of the day acting like wild animals while I cleaned up the house. Then around 7pm all I wanted was some peace and quiet... ha. ha. ha. I'm sure there will be plenty of that in about 18 years.

That's about it. The boys are resting and my mom whisked Rose away this morning so she could finish making her dress (she needed her so she could fit the dress since the pattern sizing was a little wonky). I have somehow managed to clean the kitchen, the boys' closet (and went through most of their clothes  since their closet rod collapsed yesterday morning), filled up two trash bags and put away half the laundry. Now I just need to finish the laundry, take a nap, clean Rose's room and make a spectacular dinner that we all enjoy. Take a guess at the one thing that will most likely happen.

Friday, June 1, 2012

ten happy things friday

homemade breakfast tacos

the seven minutes of quiet time I had mid morning while the children were outside
 (and then I got this feeling and went out to find two of them soaking wet)

I'm 12 weeks today

 chocolate chip cookies

going to a concert tomorrow night

it's nap time

going on a long walk last night

playing Scrabble with T


two hours until our weekend officially begins!