another lazy Monday
Well, it’s just about over. Monday that is. So my sister wants to know what I am so busy doing that I don’t have time to update my blog (love you Lau). Sooooooo, here we go.
Up really late getting everything ready for the Carnival. I steamed up all the veggies for my pasta salad (broccoli, carrots, corn, snow peas and green beans) and made a second batch of my soon-to-be-famous "Almond Joy" brownies (recipe by request, I haven’t written it down yet). You might be wondering why I needed to make a second batch. Well, I left them on the rack to cool before cutting them but unfortunately my oldest little darling raked his grubby fingers through half the pan! So I head to bed at around 4AM. Oh, can’t believe I almost forgot, I went out to the store for more brownie mix around 11PM and hit pay dirt. I found a few bottles of Baby Magic baby bath and lotion, YEAH. So you’re probably wondering why that would make me so happy. Well this is no longer made, Playtex changed the formula and the packaging and I LOVE this stuff. It IS baby smell to me. Vince thought I was a bit nuts for bringing home 4 bottles of baby bath and three of lotion, but I am happy! If I can find more I WILL continue to stock up!
Woke up the next morning to find Evan feasting in the second pan of brownies!! Yeah, out of two batches I got maybe one batch untouched… I boiled up the pasta and mixed it with the veggies before running out the door an hour late with Cesca. Yup, I had to leave Vince with the criminals, I mean boys. They met up with us a little later after picking up their mess. The carnival was fun, a good close to the MOPS year. Francesca was all excited about the animals a couple of (gross) goats and a baby cow.
My toe-picking boys on the tractor-pulled train ride.
Vince surprised me with the special edition Napoleon Dynamite DVD to watch and we received our prize package from WGTS for me being on-air for their name game. I said lots of good things about Evan and they sent us the Narnia DVD and a book for the kids. Very cool stuff.
Sunday was our normal packed day. The race to get everyone ready and out to church on time. This Sunday was AWANA Day a celebration of the year-long program the kids participate in. Evan graduated from the Cubbies. He has learned so much about the the love of Christ and has memorized a lot of scripture. It is amazing how much these 3 and 4 year olds have learned. I worked in the nursery and read lots of stories and picked up crushed Goldfish crackers from the carpet.
After the service we had a cookout (more pasta salad and brownies from me) and lots of games and ended the day with an awards ceremony. Evan was all excited about his certificate and ribbon.
I LOVE a good lazy Monday. It was too chilly to even try to go to the La Leche League picnic today so we stuck around the house. Vince was up in NJ for a meeting. I caught up on some of my weekend laundry and had fun making up some iron-on transfers for the kids’ tee-shirts.
They were very fun too make. I have a few more ideas but I need to get some more transfer paper.
Well, that about brings you up to date. Satisfied Laurie? As you can see I really don’t do much all day…
These are all "before" pictures. He already has been working on it. The carburetor is out and cleaned, the gas tank is off and he was able to check the lights (all operating except the turn signals). Will update more about that soon.
Now off to update the Photo a Day blog. Be sure to check it out if you aren’t on overload already!