Sunday, September 25, 2011

Being "Single"

So, I have a few minutes before I Skype with my I thought I would jot down some happenings.

I have been a "single" parent for 4 days....and I'm ready for my sweet hubby to be back.

Thursday: Soccer Practices. Every Thursday, Emery and Ethan have soccer practices. Ethan has his at 4:30 and Emery's at 5:00. It is nice that they overlap a 1/2 hr...but that means I have to entertain my two youngest for an hour and a half. So bring on the snacks....and craziness.

Friday: Went to Movie Night at the kid's school. They showed National Treasure. They just had it on the football field. It was actually pretty fun. If you call playing Tag with six 2nd graders...then wohoo! Yes, I had to take several time-outs. haha. There was Chick-fil-a, a jumping castle and kids to play with. We didn't stay for the whole movie...but Miles was so interested in the stars. He kept on pointing to them and making me look with him. Cute boy!

Saturday: 9am-Soccer Game; 11-Lunch; 12-Soccer game; 2-Birthday party; 2:30-pick up apples for applesauce; 3:30-Pick up Emery from Birthday Party; 4-Diaper run; 5-Pizza and Movie

Sunday: Went to church. Sang in a duet for ward choir. It went well. Skyped with my parents. Made applesauce. (So this applesauce is a recipe that Ethan got in kindergarten) The applesauce is awesome!

10 apples, peeled and sliced
1 lemon, juiced
1 Cinnamon stick
Put in crockpot for 3 hours on high. Smash apples. Eat and enjoy!

Totally yummy.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

...I love

...I love that every morning, Miles cuddles with me. He has his routine of getting a pillow and putting it next to my head. After he gets his pillow next to mine, he puts the "boppy" (the nursing pillow) and puts it on top of his pillow and then we name off the parts of the body he knows. (eye, ear, nose, head)

...I love how Miles is starting to repeat words. Balloon (th-oon), drink, pillow, ow, no...are some.

...I love that Ethan is learning his alphabet and the sounds to the letters. He spelt fox all by himself and then Emery played a game with him. She thought of three letter words and Ethan had to spell them out. And he did great!

...I love how Emery cleans her room up every night. She says she can't sleep when it is messy.

... I love that Emery insists on having a salad for her "sack lunch." She saw a friend who had a salad in her lunch and thought it was a good idea.

...I love how Preston prays that he'll be happy in his prayers. But not only does he pray that he'll be happy...but Mom, Dad, Emery, Ethan, Miles will be happy on earth.

...I love how Jac works unbelievably hard for his family. I love that he works hard so that I might be able to stay home and be with my beautiful children. Yes, difficult sometimes...but my treasures.