Friday, November 30, 2012

Ella’s Room

Over the summer I officially moved the kids into separate rooms and gave Ella’s new room a makeover. There are still a couple of finishing touches I’d like to do on it, but here it is!




Thursday, November 29, 2012

Impeccable Timing

If you are a parent, you probably know that kids have impeccable timing. Like, the NEED something the moment you step into the bathroom or they come down with the stomach bug the weekend you have something major planned.

Today was a prime example in my house.

After trying to switch cell phone rate plans online (without the system working properly), I finally decided I’d chat with a  representative (online, thankfully) to try to get the problem resolved. I know this was a risky thing to do because the kids weren’t sleeping, but they were in the other room playing and I thought maybe I’d be able to get the problem fixed without much interruption. Wrong. About midway through the chat, they are both running into the room and Ella is yelling at me (which is only one of the reasons I’m thankful the chat took place online and not on the phone). She’s yelling because Troy has poop on his hand. And, then she sneezes and has snot all over her face. Two kids needing my attention right in the middle of me trying to fix our cell phone plan.

Despite that kind of timing, it also seems that they have impeccable timing in other ways too. Like Ella knows just when to tell me she loves me or Troy knows just how to smile at me to melt my heart. I love them so much, and I hope that I don’t get caught up in the little frustrations of the moment – because they are just that: little. And they really mean nothing in the scheme of things.


Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Drafting Dinner: Weekly Menu Planning

Wow, what a crazy month! I’m thankful for a little calmer week this week (I hope anyways!).

  • Roast with parker house rolls (hopefully I won’t forget the salt in the recipe this time!)
  • Country style steaks with black eyed peas (and left over rolls if we have any!)
  • Grilled chicken, pasta, and broccoli
  • Fried fish with left over black eyed peas