Monday, September 16, 2013
We had a lazy morning around here. Up and working a bit on scrapbooking and making button wreaths and frames with the kids. Toast for breakfast. Steve off to a meeting at 11am. Feeling lazy today. Working on doing some dishes and getting the kids ready for church.
Sandwiches Steve made yesterday for lunch. Sunday for us is just a grab your own breakfast and lunch kind of day. Beckett down for a nap before church. Trying to get a bath and out the door with Isabelle to help set up for a display table for our Fantastic Friday in a couple weeks. Church at 2pm. I only stayed with Beckett for the Sacrament and brought him home. His voice started sounding raspy yesterday, like he was getting sick, and I just thought he should have a solid nap if he was getting sick. Steve came home before the 3rd hour of church to switch places with me so I could go back to conduct Relief Society.
Church ends at 5pm. I'm not a fan of the late church. I tried to gather my crazy kids and keep them contained while I helped take down the display table. We headed home and Steve had dinner all set up. He reheated the stew from last night and the spaghetti from a few days ago. I headed to my room to nap, couldn't sleep, but rested. Kids played with Steve. I woke up to put the kids to bed. Jakob and Steve played chess. I did dishes and cleaned up the kitchen. Kids in bed. Steve and I planned and talked. We headed to bed.
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Slept in until 7am and stayed in bed a little longer. Steve got up with Beckett. Threw together a stew to simmer in the crockpot. Helped kids eat toast and get ready for the day. Bathed and got ready. Happy I chose not to wash my hair, there just wasn't any time. Left for soccer at 925am with three of my kiddos. Steve stayed here with Karter and later headed to the RV show with his parents. Enjoyed a fun game of soccer. My girl did well, with a few other parents commenting on how good she was. Came home. Babe to bed, so tired.
Warmed leftovers for lunch for the kids and made a gluten free mini pizza for me. Let the kids watch a show while I took a nap. Got up and straightened up the upstairs, dishes, and then headed down to work on photos and organize my coming weeks. TV off for the kids. My oldest guy got to head out to a friends house. They took him out to dinner, his favorite. Steve, his parents, and Karter came home. We chatted for awhile. My girl played outside and Karter played with trains. Steve had work to do before we headed out for a date. The babe woke up from a long nap and cuddled and played with Grandma for a bit.
We left for our date a little before 6pm. We stopped at a Postal Annex to send off a work related package. We sat close in the truck with the windows down. We headed over to Aaron and Melissa's house for dessert to celebrate Aaron's birthday. We had a fun visit. We left and headed to the Reedville Café for dinner. He ordered a Reuben Sandwich, I ordered a Cobb Salad. Crème Brule for dessert. We headed up to a favorite spot that overlooked the city. Talked about our house and the kids. Came home to Grandparents and Jakob talking on cozy couches in a quiet house. I got ready for bed as quickly as I could, said goodbye and thanks so much to Steve's parents, said goodnight to Steve and Jakob, and crashed in bed. Steve stayed up and watched some TV.
Saturday, September 14, 2013
Up at 6:00am, baby awake too early, kids off to school, a stop at New Seasons for canning lids, quick clean up of the kitchen, friend over with all her canning gear to help me can applesauce, another trip to New Seasons for more canning supplies, taking my Kindergartener to the bus.
Finishing up the applesauce, hearing can's pop and seal, straightening up and getting things done around the house with my babe in tow, showering late in the day and getting ready, picking up the kids, picking up the sitter, driving to Portland to meet an old friend that is in town for dinner.
Meeting at two different restaurants not realizing there were two with the same name in Portland, telling her to stay put and driving to meet her where she was at, eating, talking, laughing, reconnecting, remembering, having a great time, taking a walk around town and enjoying the sights and sounds the local nightlife in Portland brings, driving home, finding friends here visiting with Steve and the kids, putting kiddos to bed, eating a treat and watching a movie with my guy, falling asleep during the last 20 minutes, heading to bed, chatting a bit before we fell asleep.
Friday, September 13, 2013
Out of bed at 545am to go walking with a friend. Back home to get the kids ready for school. Eggs and toast for breakfast, getting dressed, fixing my girl's hair, made cold lunch, checking if they have PE today, scripture study at 715am. Taking kids to school. Cleaned up the house and packed up our bags for a day of appointments. Dropped the boys off at a couple friend's homes. Off to my appointment with my Naturopath at 1100am.
Picked up lunch at my favorite Thai. Back home to pick up my babe at 1230pm. Drove to Erin's home to have her color my hair. Babies playing together on the floor. Drove home with color in my hair, no time to wash at Erin's. Picked up kids from bus stop. Came home to kids not getting along. Everyone in time out and baby in bed. Shower to get hair dye out of hair. Let kids out of time out to watch a show. Got dressed after my shower. Kids watching My Little Pony. Trying to take a quick nap without much success. Turned off TV and worked to have the kids to do chores and practice piano.
Steve came home and made grilled cheese for dinner. I left to Curriculum Night at the kid's school.
Between the younger kids and older kids presentations I headed to Great Clips to get my hair cut. Headed home to get Jakob and attended his class's presentation with him. Came home to Steve reading to kids before bed. Steve headed off to an evening church meeting. Put kids to bed. Worked on prepping apples for making applesauce the next morning. Cleaned up house. Tried to post on my blog without much success. Steve home at 1045pm. Chatted for a bit and headed to bed.