Saturday, July 13, 2013

Peek at our Week {July 13, 2013}


Peek at our Week Mudpies and Makeup


I love a man in an apron.


As un-masculine as it may seem, this chic loves seeing her man in a floral apron.  Mostly because it means he’s cooking.  And I love getting a break from cooking!



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Plus he cooks up some mean fried eggs.  Winking smile

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It could be also because I had to do this all week.


This makes week 5 of no dishwasher.


I know I probably sound like a big ‘ol baby, but washing dishes by hand is a big ‘ol drag.  At least I have some pretty cute helpers!  Winking smile


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Our family from Wisconsin stayed until Monday.  They were so sweet to invite us and treat us to a trip to the Cliff Dwellings and a yummy lunch out after church on Sunday.  The kids had a blast walking through the dwellings.


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On Monday they took the older three kids to mini golf for the first time!  They loved it!  Olivia and I got to relax at home and get some much needed down time.  We all ended up napping later in the afternoon.  Winking smile


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The cat got a bath this week.

Like I mentioned before, he seems to have given up on grooming himself.  He came back after a two-day long romp outdoors completely black with dirt.  I had to wash his white fur twice before the water turned from dark brown to clear again.  He’s fluffy and soft now, and smells a ton better, though his tail is rather scraggly from having to cut out some large matted hairballs.  Hopefully it grows back soon.

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Isaac has been super chatty lately.


I’m sure that I am paying my dues, since my knick-name when I was his age was Magpie


He’ll talk about just about anything that pops in his mind, and does so very freely all day long.  And I mean all.day.long…We bounce from topics like light bulbs, legos, and cow-poo. While I’m sure there will be a day when I am begging him to talk with me, right now at the end of the day, I am just all talked out! 


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We did a bit of school work, just to keep up on skills and routine.  Elaina did her reading and the boys did a few writing projects.  Nate wrote up a paper titled “How To Fish in 5 Easy Steps” and included a cartoon of his experience while camping.  It was pretty cute!  Both boys have completed their math books, so we just practiced multiplication skills.  We’ve been using these Wrap-Ups.

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Olivia did some practice with counting, colors, and shapes.

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Three times in the last two weeks, I have found Elaina to be missing an earring.  Friday I found her sans one earring again and even though I sent her to hurry and get another pair, it had already closed up.  Sad smile



I’m not exactly excited about rushing out to get them re-pierced.  She is way too dramatic and will have to wait.  Plus, it costs around $50, and she has already had them pierced twice!

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Good Eats Mudpies and Makeup


There wasn’t a whole lot of cooking.  We ate off the leftovers from the weekend until my fridge looked like this:

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I’m feeling in a major food slump so I raided my cookbooks.  I came up with some new ideas, but time will tell if the kids will like them or not…

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Out of desperation, I made homemade tortillas.  I haven’t made them in a while, but they turned out pretty yummy anyway.  I used this video in case you want to try and make your own.  Winking smile

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They were perfect with the big pot of beans I made. 


We had Creamy Sun-dried Tomato Pasta one night and pizza another.  The rest was fend for yourself.


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I did make Saul a huge pancake for breakfast this morning!  It was bigger than his plate…

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Saul is off this weekend and I am hoping we can do something fun.  We do have plans to celebrate my grandma's 80th Birthday!



Next week is VBS.  While it’s always a really fun week, it’s also super exhausting.  I’m glad I got to relax a bit this week beforehand.





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1 comment:

Zoe Celeste said...

Wow! It looks like you guys had a great week! I wanted to take Faye to the Cliff Dwellings before we left, but I ended up never having the time to squeeze it in. :( I think Elaina's earring falling out is an important lesson to Faye...hopefully. That girl is always nagging us to get hers pierced, but I don't think she'd take care of them. Isaac is a chatty guy and I always loved that about him! He kept me so occupied on the trip up to the Aquarium! The rest of the family is looking great and I agree, a man in an apron is a beautiful site!!! ;) P.S. I love your camouflage hat! Kick butt!