1 – My beautifully colorful flowers I got for my birthday 2 days ago.
2 – Big little man using his sippy cup and enjoying a leisurely breakfast, and probably being entertained by his brother and sister.
3 – I’m in charge of centerpieces for Girls’ Camp. Yes, that’s right…centerpieces. The theme is “Finding Hidden Gems” so these are plastic plant pots and Burger King cardboard crowns spray painted gold, soon to be embellished with plastic jewels. These are for the tables at Head Shed and will be filled with candy. It’s kind of fun now that I’m actually doing it and they’re turning out cute. Yes, we decorate the wilderness for camp…it’s what we do.
4 – While I was spray painting and working away, Seth and Lydia were decorating our own “wilderness".” They kept me company outside by drawing elaborate pictures and scenes on our driveway. They’re quite the little artists!
5 – After his morning nap, Peter came out to join us. He’s sporting his Johnny Cash onesie that says “Crawl the Line.” Thanks, Gerilyn!
6 – This afternoon the 14-year-old neighbor kid Joseph came over for a little hangout time with Seth watching a Wild Kratts episode. Sometimes you just need to come inside and have a little quiet break with your buddy.
7 – They’re tiny, but I managed to put a couple of braids in Lydia’s hair. It was a fun departure from the usual hair-clip-on-the-side hairdo.
8 – After dinner, Matt brings out the “birthday bowl” for Peter. He’s done it ever since Seth was a baby. I don’t even remember why we call it that, since it didn’t originate on a birthday. He fills up a bowl with warm water and carries it to the high chair to wash baby’s hands and face. I think he carries it kind of slow so as to not spill it, and it looked like he was carrying a birthday cake, so we started singing “Happy Birthday” when it’s time to clean up. Peter likes it (and I think Matt does too).
9 – Peter’s helping Matt fix some kind of little plastic toy that came apart or something. Daddy’s little helper!
10 – For Family Home Evening, we played beach ball volleyball. These kids would have stayed out past dark playing it if we had let them!
11 – After the kids were in bed, I finished binding another t-shirt quilt for one of my quilt customers. Now it’s ready to deliver!
12 – Time for a little reading before bed. Do I choose serious and inspiring non-fiction (“The Undaunted”), or will it be funny yet still non-fiction (“Parenting Illustrated with Crappy Pictures”). Yawwwwn…maybe it’s just lights out. I’ll read something tomorrow.