Sunday, September 27, 2009

Play Dates

I love play dates. Tonight we had the privilege of having a really great family over for dinner and some play time. She brought a few things, I had a few things, I mixed up bread earlier in the day, and we put together potato soup. Yummy! we had potato soup and homemade bread, with fresh honey from the Native American Tribe in our area.
It is so nice to be able to talk to another mom while the children are playing. So, her four, with our four, equals fun times! I sent some soup and bread with her for her husband who was not able to join due to work. A great ending to a great day. Wonderful worship this morning, the service was just amazing. I love when God's word is spoken in black and white.

I also got permission to share what few photos I took from another play date we had recently with MckMama!!! :) We had an amazing time, amazing food, an amazing cake that Amanda made that MckMama also blogged about here. MckMama made the most amazing wraps!
The kids played so well together, and I'm almost sure we probably over stayed our welcome! I had a really hard time getting the children to leave, as they stated that they were staying all day. I was pretty sure however, that if we stayed all day, we would definitely over stay our welcome. hehe So, here are the photos. I don't have a lot, since I was so content to just sit in the country and smell the fresh air, and listen to the great conversation.


Hopefully we have more playdates in our future!

Applesauce and This mornings Musings

This is what it often looks like at our house when it is a rainy day.

Michael is learning new things these days. at 7 months he is crawling, using his forearms not his hands though, and pulling himself up on shelves!

I love this little boy he is such a delight, along with our other children. What a blessing they are in our lives. I made tortillas again, and apparently Elyana knew just what to do. Go figure.

We made applesauce yesterday with the Tieben family. What a very fun time! We took our stuff over there, started in on the apples, and Tony made us breakfast. The children barely took time to eat! they didn't want to eat all day, but when we got home, they were begging for food! Leah took some pictures, Tony took some pictures can you tell which??

Hmmm..Looks like Leah on this oneUmm.. I'm thinking Tony!

Yep, it was definately Tony.

Oh this one??? This was was definately Leah. I think she took it for Steve though.

Leah took this one too. Glad she took some!

Leah canned some of her apples, and I canned some of mine, together we got quite a bit of applesauce! I left in the middle to do Gabe and Gini's preschool screening, in which they passed! Then we made more sauce, Leah made a dessert, which was amazing, we had lunch, we cleaned up, we won't say how the toy room looked. :)

The children and I thanked them for a great day, went home, unloaded everything, cleaned up the kitchen, and tried to figure out something for dinner, since I had forgotten to put the roast in the cooker. Like I would ever do that!

Steve commented on how well the kitchen looked, we tried to cook dinner (yes I said we) while I had two water bath cookers on as well. We ate a late dinner, had some fellowship, I made apple bread, and sausage gravy.

This morning I made him scrambled eggs with hashbrowns and biscuits, sent him to work with that, leftovers for lunch, and a loaf of applebread.

So, now I'm up alone, thinking, listening to music for this morning which I don't normally get to do. It will be so awesome to have my piano moved into the house, and tuned. I'll get pictures when it happens.
So, for now, I had better go get ready for church, so that I can wake all the children up and get them ready as well. Can't wait to go worship the Lord, and see what He has for me!

PS We also had another play date as well, recently, and hopefully I'll be able to share photos of that. For now, here's the link to see the Hostess's photos!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Lazy Day

Today was a lazy day for us. It was rainy, and cool, and we hadn't had much sleep last night, between both babies, so when Michael and Elyana woke up at 5:30 I woke up with them, and let Steve sleep, then both babies went back to sleep at about 8:30, so I went back and laid down, and Steve let me sleep till about 10:30. Woohoo!

I managed to get most of my coupons out of the accordian file, and into my baseball card holders, and is it ever easier to find them now! I let Gabe and Virginia go play in the mud. They came in black, so Steve rinsed them first, then we let the water finish going down the tub, and rinsed it, then gave them a bath. :) fun fun!

We had my version of Chipotle for dinner. I marinated the chicken yesterday, and grilled it today, with rice and lime (bummer we were out of . Black beans (which I made a huge pan of the other day, and the rest of them are safely in the freezer) While we ate, I finished making the tortillas, made some baby food for Michael. Rice, black beans, avocado, and cantelope, mixed berries, apple and yogurt. it's freezing right now, then I'll pop it into freezer bags and label it later.
We bought 2 bushels of apples the other day, so now the plan is to go to Tony and Leah's (some good friends of ours) and make applesauce in the morning, and then at 10:30 Gabe and Gini are going to do the preschool screening. We are homeschooling, but I thought it would be nice to see where they are at.
So, we are going to bed now, an early morning, getting up with Steve and getting him off to work, then getting everything packed up to go! Busy, but fun. :)
What are your weekend plans?

Monday, September 21, 2009

The Things I didn't do this week

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I was not going to let my daughter go out in public like this until my husband made her change before we left. I would never do that!

I did not climb into an apple tree with Michael sleeping in the wrap on my back.

I would never have let my 18 mo old daughter climb up on the back of the couch while I was filling out some paper work, and let her fall out along with the screen. Not me! Then when we got home from the ER and errands later that night, I would not have let her wear her shirt over the back of her head like so.

And never ever would I spend so much time looking for material to make curtains and telling the children to settle down, only to realize when we got out to the car, it had been 2 hours. Wow. I would not then go fill the car up with gas, and while inside get some zoo juice, one for each child, a 32 oz fountain dew, and 3 $.99 bags of chips and 2 bananas in order to keep from going home for lunch only to make another trip out with all four of them again to finish the errands that I needed to run.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Not me Monday

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

I did not run out of diaper covers for Michael and use the periwinkle from Elyana and pretend it's blue since it is so close to blue. I also did not use cloth diapers at church and forget to take a wet bag with me! I would not stop using disposables cold turkey because we ran out of them and I didn't want to spend the money for more.

I would never pick up a small bookcase off the side of the road and use it as a shoe shelf in the closet by the door. Not me!

I would never ever laugh at my 3 yr old daughter when she tells me that " God said I didn't have to wear a pretty right now"
Or my 4 yr old son when he says " God told me to hold the kitten".

So, what have you been up to??

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