"Lo, Children Are An Heritage of the LORD: and the Fruit of the Womb is His Reward" - Psalm 127:3

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Happy Saturday!

It's been a good Saturday.  I got to hang out with my two youngest in a mostly quiet house while my husband went with our eight year old to a ski race in Jackson Hole.  He didn't do so well in his race - fell in both runs because they had over a foot of fresh powder on top of ice, but they had a good time in their free-time skiing.  It was the first time our eight year old has skied Teton Village, and he was impressed.

So while they were gone, the younger boys and I had fun together with running a couple of errands, spending some time at the library, and doing a bit of shopping. The one year old and his four year old brother found a couple of fireman hats in the vehicle today, and couldn't wait to wear them.   I've decided this combination of hats officially makes our one year old the fire dog.  

You can see his lip fairly well in this picture too.  He had his stitches out on Wednesday, which I worried was a little early, and it seemed like his lip was splitting open again this morning, so I stopped up at the clinic and had a nurse look at it.  She thinks it looks like it is healing okay, but that he will probably have a little dip in his lip right where the red is.  Thankfully she didn't think it would require any stitches.

So on to other topics.  See his foot?  Daddy is forever searching for both slippers.  Now I can show him with certainty what exactly happens to them... :)  They walk off.  Literally.

 The other night when I stopped at the grocery store, they had a great sale on paper towels and toilet paper (I had to buy 5 packages to get the deal, but it was worth it.  I just hadn't intended to use them this way...

 The four year old has really started to get into imaginative scenarios in his playing.  He was pretending his dog had a broken leg, and his older brother helped him put a cast on it.  He used two baskets - one upside down on top of the other - to make a kennel ... and we don't have pets, so I'm not sure where he got the idea for the kennel.  Anyway, he spent a good two hours in this same play theme.  He was even taking a string of Mardi Gras beads and looping it around the dog's head and "walking" his dog (good thing we don't have a real one, because it was pretty much strangulation)  :)

 This little guy is our daredevil.  See where his feet are?  I kept missing the shot, but he kept standing up and bouncing.

 Then he would slide all the way to the back - where he was hanging off the back, and rock as hard as he could.  No wonder he's the one who needed stitches.  I have a feeling we're going to be seeing a lot of the doctor with this one.

Well I suppose that's true regardless, considering his allergies.  I'm doing a little better at figuring out options to feed him.  I made him breakfast cookies today with oatmeal, bananas and cranberries.  (That's all.  Just smashed it all together and baked at 350 for 15 minutes.)  He loves them, but the four year old won't touch them.  Of course that's just how the four year old is.  He doesn't like sweets at all.  I have a feeling I'm going to be making these cookies several times a week, with all sorts of variations.  It's one thing he can have at snack time that at least resembles crackers or other carbs that the daycare kids can have but he can't.  I am sooooo looking forward to my allergy cookbooks arriving soon.  I hope they get here next week, because he's probably going to get really tired of the limited things I can think of to feed him until then.

This was so funny I had to share it, though it doesn't translate well through the pictures.  The baby was walking around in circles, singing "Ashee, Ashee ... fall down!"  He had the basic tune right but the words got lost except for the "ashee" part.  It was hysterical in person. :)

He would spin around, sing, fall down, then pop up and do it all over again. and again. and again.

I did manage to get a lot of things done today, though none of it was sewing related, and only a very little bit of time was spent reading.  I wanted to get my homeschool planning for the week done today too, but that didn't happen either.  I usually do that on Sunday afternoons, but since tomorrow is the Daytona 500, I had hoped to get it done today.  We don't have television service, but we do listen to the race online and follow it that way.

I did manage to order the homeschool books the eight year old will need for the next nine weeks though (all 32 of them!)  We're using Tapestry of Grace, which is a literature based curriculum, and I'll use those books for his brothers too, so it's worth it.  And I get them all used, so all 32 of them only cost around $150 on half.com.  I also ordered his birthday presents.  I gotta say I'm loving Swagbucks.  His birthday stuff would have been $53, but I only paid $28 on Amazon because I had $25 worth of credits built up.  Woohoo!

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