Tuesday, December 10, 2013
There are also really nice things about having bigger kids. Last night we went to the library to hear a free musical presentation by Maria Musica. They were amazing. All three kids sat quietly and listened. After we went to A&W for ice cream floats, and we didn't have to unbuckle anyone's car seats or stop to change anyone's diapers, or rush home because a little person was cranky and tired.
Every season is special. It's important to enjoy where you are and who you have with you right now, not to wish for those you love who aren't here now, or look forward to some future time.
This morning we got the 5:30 schools cancelled call. There is no snow. What there is are extra kids swarming the house, boys in the basement playing video games, girls in the kitchen. Tonight we are having company for dinner. My plan was to clean the house and cook the dinner and walk the dog. Instead my plan is to try and keep the damage under control, and nothing broken until dinner & to be grateful.
Monday, December 9, 2013
We got the call that sends joy to every moms heart! A school delay!! Yay! Unfortunately we got the call 4x, one from seminary and then once for each school. Still better than getting up in the dark and cold!
Sunday, December 8, 2013
The girls and I wrapped presents.
Friday, December 6, 2013
There was a lot of screaming and running around and shrieks of laughter and singing, and then we turned on Disney channel fa la la la holidays with a line up of insepid shows that they all love.
special footnote: I told Rob that I really needed his help, often when we have kid parties he is there and then escapes to the sanctuary of our bedroom, and really that's fine. This time we had many tasks to do and I could not have done it alone. Anyway I asked him and he was a great assistant party princess. He made food, ran the timer, walked the dogs in the middle (per my request and of necessity), and stayed in the party area the whole time. He did wear his ear plugs :) and he was amazing! Thanks dear.
|Ethan, John and Sar|
|Ethan explaining his project to someone|
When we got home we worked out his field trip report. That's where the bottom picture comes from, they had to construct domes and this picture was in his report. That's him in the middle with the red stripe across his shoulders, next to Gerig whose shirt is all red.
|field trip dome building|
In other news it was book of mormon morning and this week we met at Joann's. She made delicious wassail and scones for us. I really enjoy our mornings. The discussion is so uplifting. It's been a gift to me to be able to go and enjoy that each week. Then Jennifer and I had visiting teaching lunch, and talk about cub drama (insert sigh)
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
|Tatum and Rosie in the snow|
It's a minimum day today. The kids are thrilled! Grace, Genevieve and Elle are at the playground. Ethan, John and neighborhood boys are at the green playing football. Hannah is in her room "doing homework". I am doing laundry.
Yesterday I drove with Katherine to Annapolis for her doctor appointment. It was a kind of a long drive, although I always enjoy her company. Grace had Brownies in the evening and earned another patch.
Today Monique and I had our 2nd annual visiting teaching breakfast. It was really fun. Noreen, Malia, Tracie, Jodie, Lindsey, Sarah, Darlaina and Monique and I were there. We ate delicious french toast and fresh fruit. Mo gave us a sweet lesson and made pretty necklaces for each of us. We laughed and were so happy to enjoy each other's company. It was a gift, being together with sisters in the gospel. My life is blessed by the sweet people I know.
Monday, December 2, 2013
And I didn't buy anything.
My lesson was fun and alarming. We trotted and every muscle in my body is sore. Posting is hard. Balancing is hard. My stirrup was everywhere. Annie wanted to jump and it was a muddy mess. Loved it. Also good news my red coat smells like horse! I have barn clothes! And I need to start wearing depends to ride. Too many muscles to keep track of!
Cute picture of newlyweds Jenna and Clayton is unrelated.