Life is beginning to resume. And with the older two at school, I get to spend more quality time with Baylie. Which she really responds too and acts darling for it. We have enjoyed our time today, especially the quick nap I got in, both of us squished in Darby's bed. Paisley has been super cute too, just didn't get any pictures of her. She might be near my favorite age, just not for church :)
Two of those we grew! Who knew. Next year my goal is to grow them all with plenty to spare, we shall see. Much cooler than flowers in my opinion.
Today we had lightning and thunder. When was the last time we had that? A long time. Us silly Southern Californians get all excited when there is a storm since its so rare. Secretly it makes me nervous, but can't let my kids know, moms have to be brave.
So don't freak about Baylie using a sharp knife, this is not her first time. She has practiced a bunch. She did great. And totally loves it. A cute boy from church came over for the first time today and freaked out when he saw her do this, which she thought was even cooler. He said it was creeping him out. Funny Shane.
Today, Baylie and I made chili. I love chili. Kids usually, not so much. Luke doesn't like beans. Tonite he asked if I could make it with green beans instead....ya, no. But my wonderful Darby had three helpings! I kissed her for it! Tonite they must have been hungry cause they ate it okay.
Guess what, I'm thinking of breaking my no cooking for 2010 a little early. Still haven't decided completely. But just itching to for the holidays. Even busted out a couple cookbooks to peruse. I've really cracked once I start making bread again. We shall see. Only if I feel so inclined. Maybe its cause I've blown my diet and having a hard time getting motivated cause I'm a quitter :) Really all I want is to shove a spoonful of homemade cranberry sauce in my mouth, is that weird? Can you even buy cranberries yet?
Here's my hot dinner tip: if you don't already know this trick, feel free to steal it. I don't really care for those genius women who come up with their own stuff anyway, so boring and original. Idea stealers are much more my crowd ;). Okay, back to the hot tip, am I giving this the most worthless drumroll or what? Haha....Okay...so..... If I want family for my dinner, it usually needs to be prepared during nap time or when kids are at school (or as much as I can get it prepared and chopped) cause dinnertime is usually nuts around here. So that way when everyone is crabby and hungry and tired, I just have to reheat. Thats it. Seriously. Got any for me?
We watched How to Train Your Dragon tonite, the kids just had been great today. Love that movie.