We were making cookies the other day and Isaac loves to help me in the kitchen, so as the ingredients were mixing, my little chef asked what would happen if we turned it to level 4? So in the spirit of education, I said, "go ahead and try it". He followed the instructions, and got a mischievous look on his face and said, "what about level 10?" I was afraid of the outcome, so we compromised and went with level 5. I just love the look on his face!!!
I'll have Thanksgiving pictures soon, I hope everyone had enough turkey and dressing!!!
There is a long standing tradition in my family.... it is one that involves biscuits and homemade strawberry preserves. My mom has made these my entire life and they are the only preserves/jelly I will eat. They make the best strawberry milkshakes and pb&j's in the world. They taste the absolute best when mixed up with butter and served with warm biscuits to dip in the mixture. My husband finds this disturbing, unnatural even. What does he know? If you've never tried it I highly recommend it. Here is Isaac enjoying some strawberry "beserves". He likes it so much there are times he forgets to eat the biscuit.
I call it, "toddler on the leg syndrome". Poor Miss Meg has her first real cold. It's getting better, but she is still super cranky and clingy. I took her to the pediatrician just to make sure it was "just a cold", which it was, but to add insult to injury, she got a flu shot while there!! Poor baby. Feel better soon sweetie.
I didn't discover the "blogging community" until this summer... I know, I know was I living under a rock? I had our first family blog, but I never knew just how many blogs there were out there. I'm not sure how I stumbled upon this (new at least for me) frontier, but I am so glad I did. The first blog I really started following was Alicia Paulson's Posie Gets Cozy. She is an amazing artist and I remember being so impressed by the fact that she was having a book of her work published. Well, that book came out yesterday!! Stitched in Time: Memory-Keeping Projects to Sew and Share from the Creator of Posie Gets Cozy I can't wait to get it!! Congratulations Alicia!
There are times that being a mom is so hard and frustrating that you just feel like screaming, or running away. Then there are times like today that make it all worth it.
Early this morning, before I had my first cup of coffee, Isaac asked if he could sit in my lap and cuddle.-- My heart softens.
Later on our way home from our very first trip ever to Whole Foods, we sang and played "I spy". Our fun little game soon turned into a very silly one the closer we got to home. Instead of the regular, "I spy something the color red," We started getting crazy and spying things instead of colors, for example, "I spy something the color two!" This unleashed the giggle monster which in turn unleashed the smaller giggle monstress. To hear my two babies laughing hysterically at each other is the most wonderful sound! -- My heart is melting... no really, I can actually feel it melting.
During lunch we were serenaded by the little guy. Isaac has been making up songs a lot lately, (my favorite song so far, "I love my family, I lllllloooovvvvvvvvveeee my familyyyyyyyy). Todays piece was, "I love my baby sister, she is so cute, I love her!" Seriously, almost started crying! (Note, I said almost, the moment was ruined by his trying to tackle her, which he knows he is not allowed to do, yet just can't seem to help himself.)
And to top it all off, now it is nap time!
It is definitely mornings like this that pull you through all of the tough parenting times, especially when they seem so unrelenting. Hope everyone has a great weekend and can relish in the good moments!
I had planned all along to write about my voting experience, complete with pictures, however, once I got to my destination, I felt a little silly asking a stranger to take my picture, so I left the camera in the diaper bag.... so thus, no pictures. My sincerest apologies.
I was excited to get to the poles, I almost got dressed up! After dropping Isaac off at preschool, and returning books that were due at the library off and grabbing a cup of coffee, Meg and I headed to vote. My handsome hubby called me to let me know he had just driven by my voting location and that there were parking spots available, it just didn't look like it so to park in the actual lot -- (thanks babe!) Cars were parked everywhere and the line was out the door.... thank goodness that it is such a beautiful day out!!! I put Meg in the stroller grabbed my diaper bag full of "waiting in long line goodies" and got in line. Word on the street - literally - was that it was an hour and fifteen minute wait. Then it happened... a lady with bright white hair came from inside and said, "If you live in M. Township, your line is over here!" So off we go to the new line, (avoiding the glares of the people who had now been waiting an hour and three minutes) and low and behold! There were exactly three, yes three people in front of me! I get checked in and move to my longest line yet which is a total of six people. After about fifteen minutes I was casting my votes that I had carefully and prayerfully decided on and grabbed my sticker, (which comes with the benefit of a free coffee from Starbucks, a Chik-fil-A sandwich and dough nut from Krispie Kreme)! Hot dog! I don't know if the candidates that I voted for are going to win or not, I guess we'll know late tonight, but I do know that I felt empowered and fortunate that I live in a country where I can have my voice heard! Sometimes I feel apathetic about how things are going, but not today because today I voted!!