Sunday, March 7, 2010
Today we took an afternoon walk and met a few new neighbors. We have quite a lot of kids on our street, which is very exciting especially since spring is right around the corner.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Seems we're a bit behind on our reading... This is two weeks worth of Sunday papers. Untouched.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Two Tired on Tuesday. (How about that alliteration?)
Because of the position of the sun in the sky right now, and because the nursery has an arch at the top of the window that is not covered, look what I have to do to keep the sun off Atticus's face!
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
If you'll remember, we've had a shattered refrigerator shelf since before CHRISTmas. We've been dealing with the FUN of stacking stuff all this time. Ugh. Well, after finding out that a new shelf would cost us upwards of $80-90, Paul called Frigidaire's customer service department and told them what happened. And look what came today!! They sent us one free of charge. Yes, ma'am! It never hurts to ask. I'm a very relieved mama to be able to organize my fridge easier.
When Mommy's happy, everybody's happy. Look! Some of us even did a little happy dance.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
It was my turn to provide the meal for the Pre-K through 2nd grade teachers at Homeschool Academy. I made chili to go along with a "chuck wagon" theme. Mrs. Boykin (the teacher I help) brought the dessert and some "crunchies." It just so happened to be the day that the kids were having a cowboy-themed music program. Nice how that worked out, huh?
My "tablescape," as Sandra Lee would have called it, was actually a lot of fun to throw together. I pretty much decided on the whole theme based on the fact that I had this checkered tablecloth and the fact that my mom suggested I make chili, since it's easy. Sounded good to me! I dug in the attic and found a lantern Paul and I bought on our honeymoon.
Then I found a list of cowboy sayings online and picked a few cute ones. They are printed (in a Western font) on regular copy paper, which I crumpled up, smoothed back out, and chalked with a brown pastel. I grabbed a bag of peanuts and sprinkled them all around the table. Funny how "sprinklings" like that always add so much flair!
Atticus's horsie joined the fun as well and seemed to enjoy himself...all day!
And here was my very own little cowboy waiting to "go on" at the program. "Whoopi-ti-yi-o, get along, little doggies."
Friday, March 12, 2010
Today I caught the most precious impromptu moment. (I promise, nobody asked Gabriel to help. He just jumped right in there.)
Saturday, March 13, 2010
This morning Paul took three children with him to get some repair work done on our car. I mostly rested up before the "Consignor's Only" sale at Rhea Lana. I intended to get a lot done, but I was just beat. Still am, frankly. Anyway, I thought for today I'd share photos of my kefir grains. (If you don't know of what I speak, then click the link and read, my friend.) They're growing like crazy!
What do you think? Look yummy? ;)
Alrighty-roo! Now I think I'll just head over to Sara's and check in with everybody else on the project. Bye for now!