Monday, August 16, 2010

Daybook August 16th, 2010

Outside my window...Finally lower humidity levels. It was like the tropics here for a while. It was so hot and humid the mosquitoes are in full season. It is so out of control we really can't go in the backyard. I think next year we may start school at the beginning of August and take a month off in the fall.

The other sound outside are cicadas. It is so loud at night that Big Boy said, "I can't sleep with all the crocodiles outside." I guess crocodile is easier to say than cicadas.

I am thankful for Good health. For six weeks this summer we passed pink eye around to each other. It put a damper on a lot of plans, but finally I was able to gain control over it. I gave the perscription drops to the one who had a current eye infection and the rest of us took saline eye drops and saline nose drops 3 times a day for a week. I had to come up with creative ways to get them in the kiddos eyes. I hope not to go down this path again. Princess on the other hand was so excited about the prospect of having pink eyes she excalaimed, "Mommy can I keep my pink eyes forever and ever?" Ummm...No.

Currently we're reading...Many things from our own personal library. Our library's elevator has been out of order all summer and makes trips to the library difficult. On one hand it's been a blessing as we are reaquainting ourselves with some old "friends" we haven't seen in a while. On the other hand as school is approaching, I do hope they get the elevator fixed. Princess also had a huge explosion with reading this summer. She's been reading chapter books to the others. So much fun!

I am wearing...Shorts and a tanktop. I realized as the summer started heating up I did not have much clothes in my summer wardrobe. (Last year I was post partum and the year before that they were showing all those maternity looking styles). I was able to get out and get a few shirts...the downfall is that they do need to be ironed or they look crumply. Oh well...

From the kitchen...Not much from the oven. It's been way too hot. We've utilized the grill a lot. We even grill the veggies on there.

One of Big Boy's favorites are Summer Egg Boats. (Basically, deviled eggs). However, if I called them what they really are, I suspect he wouldn't touch them!

Our tomatoes are starting to ripen so I expect BLT's this week.

This summer, I've realized that wheat and me do not make good friends. I've been wheat free for two weeks and feel much better. If I had a scale, I'd even venture to say that I've lost weight too.

From the schoolroom...Lot's of unopened packages. I finalized what we're doing this upcoming shcool year and am expecting a few more packages soon. I'll update when I have it all together.

I am creating...A peace filled home. This summer was filled with way too much running around between Vacation Bible School and Summer Camp. All of which sounded great in February, but when put into action, fried all of us. I'm hoping to strike a balance with outside activities this fall. We'll see how that shapes up.

What's new with Baby Bear...TEEETH!!! And lots of them. She turned one and still had not a one and then all of a sudden, they are popping out like crazy. She's had a lot of crankiness lately, but who wouldn't when cutting 4 teeth at once?

A picture worth sharing...Actually, it's a video of Baby Bear scooting. Way too precious in this mother's opinion!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday Princess!!!

When I was One,
I had just begun.

When I was Two,
I was nearly new.

When I was Three,
I was hardly Me.

When I was Four,
I was not much more.

When I was Five,
I was just alive.

But now I am Six, I'm as clever as clever.
So I think I'll be six now for ever and ever.

Alan Alexander Milne

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Baby Bear turned one!!!

The Very Hungry Caterpillar happens to be Baby Bear's favorite story at the moment. Princess and Big Boy enjoy reading the story to her over and over again. Princess thought it would be a good idea to have a Very Hungry Caterpillar themed party for Baby Bear. And thus the plans for this party began. There's quite a bit of ideas out there on the wide world web. Here's a few ideas princess liked and helped with...I think she may have a future as a party planner! LOL!!!

The caterpillar invitations read...

We can hardly believe a year has flown by.
Our caterpillar has turned into a beautiful butterfly.
Come join us for some food and fun.
Baby bear is turning one!

The food--how I wish I had pictures--was easy to come up with. We served most of the food the hungry caterpillar ate through in the book. Which minus all the sweets was fairly healthy.

Decorations were all cut by Princess. She picked it out from here, printed and cut it all out on her own. What a helper!

Included in the goodie bags was a box of crayons, notepad, fruit snacks, and this caterpillar to butterfly craft.

The cake was so much fun to make. Princess, Big Boy, and even Baby Bear helped.

Happy 1st Birthday Baby Bear!!! May God's Blessings Be Upon You!!!


Here's our little scooter...