The Weekend at our House

Friday was so busy, I did not even think about getting a post on.  James had trumpet lessons, Zak had a doctor appointment, we did a quick run to the library and then I got groceries for the week.  It was a long and full day.  When I got home - I was exhausted.  Abbey made dinner (Nachos) and I laid on the couch and watched a video with the Littles that we had gotten at the library.

Rob is feeling a little under the weather, so it was just a low key night last night.  I got to bed at a decent time.

This morning was an early morning because I had a very important appointment at 6:50AM.  Skype is a wonderful thing when you have a daughter living half way around the word!  I love talking to her and listening to her stories.  I am so thankful for the technology that keeps us close even though the miles keep us far away.  I think often of the missionaries years ago who had none of what we have.  I thank God often for their commitment to the Cause despite the sacrifice they made being away from their families.  (Some of them never saw their families again after leaving for the field.)  It makes our time apart seem bearable when I think about it that way.

I baked four loaves of bread today.  They are cooking now as write this and the house is beginning to smell really really good!  I love the smell of fresh homemade bread.  I was able to find a place for the gray table in the kitchen.  (We had taken it out to make room for the dinning room table)  I need a little more counter space and I think this will help out a lot.  It is not too much in the way either.

The Littles are the only ones here with me today.  (Feels almost like a day off) .  Zak has been busy petting the dog, exploring the woods behind us, getting very dirty and catching salamanders.  He tries to bring them in the house to show me; but that always brings quite a rise out of me as I shoo him back outdoors with his 'catch of the day'.  I can not imagine what that would be like if he accidentally dropped it and it was scurrying across my kitchen floor!  He uses Anna's old kitchen as a 'cage' for his catches. ( Note to self:  Make him clean that out this week - I saw several dead caterpillars in the microwave of the kitchen....ewww!)

Anna has made a doll house out of the cinder blocks in the back yard.  She found vegetables and a marker to use for the 'dolls'.  I was impressed.  She is still out there making her doll house just right for when Abbey gets home from work.  She is hoping that her older sister will play with her.  That should be interesting being it is right in the dirt where the bugs live and Abbey is not fond of bugs at all. I love when the kids use their imagination!

The  doctor started Zak on a new med yesterday and increased a med that he has been using.  I always try to mentally prepare for what could happen when we have a med change.  So far, so good!  I am thankful for that.  I could not believe that he weighed almost 100 pounds and is 5 feet tall.  I was shocked that he had grown that much.  It must be happening quickly because this morning he came out with three pairs of pants that no longer fit him (they fit fine last week; but sure enough, he could not get them buttoned!)  I shall be putting jeans on my next shopping list. :)

So that is our weekend so far.  Here are some blogs that I have read this past week.  I enjoyed them a lot!  Happy Reading.  Hope you have a great Sunday and I will see you back here on Monday.



Rachel said...

So sweet :) Thanks for the update! :)

Becky K. said...

I remember the summer that Jonathan grew three pant sizes. It was crazy.

Also can relate to being thankful for Skype and other technology that keeps us in touch with our daughter. Chelsea is in Australia until December. Well, there and Thailand. Many an evening meal has been delayed because 5pm once or twice a week is her time on Skype. They have to take turns.

Love the block doll house and creative dolls. If we could just retain the amount of creativity we had as children.....

Martie said...

Becky, Glad to hear your daughter is doing well. She is further away than my Rachel. :) I will be praying for you. Us Moms have to stick together. :) Hope you have a great week!