Monday, January 23
Thursday, January 19
Thank you Santa for the new LEGOS! They have been used everyday and the boys can both handle them with no problem.
I finally got around to cleaning the fish tank.... they look happy eh?
Hard to see but T is sleeping on his tummy with his hands clasped behind his head. After I took the pic the "click" startled him and he gave me the most wicked glare before falling back to sleep :)
I finished T's name banner to match the one I made for cy last year. Yes there are threads, this is made from old jeans and the threads add character.
I am trying to follow a more regular rhythm with the boys and as a family in general so we can fit in everything that we want to do. Including crafts. I will write my rhythm at the end of this post if you are interested.
Yummy chocolate chip scones that T and I made for breakfast today. T mixed and did a great job, very little spillage. Now I have 2 helpers for my kitchen.
My 2 week menu. We are on a VERY tight budget and if I get lazy it's impossible to stick to. I made a 2 week meal plan and bought all the groceries at once. Anyone have a chest freezer we can buy? Meal plan at the end too.
Dominos cy :)
Wake: Mama @ 7, boys whenever they wake (7:15-8am)
Clean up-boys play
Play together- legos, blocks etc
walk/yard or wild indoor play
lunch 12 pm
Rest T, Cy plays puzzles etc
Cy Hangs with mama
Snack: 3 pm- T wakes
Day Activity- Baking, painting, coloring, craft, housework or games
Dinner prep- kids free play
Play or activity while mom cleans up
Daddy home -wrestling
Wednesday am-cy school, mama t date
Thursday- all school afternoon
Friday/sat am mama work daddy days
Sunday-family day, hike etc
I don't have set days, I just make what I feel like that day :)
1. Oatmeal & Juice
2.Coconut Banana Bread & Cottage cheese
3. Cereal day & Banana
4. Breakfast Cookie & fruit
5. Scones & Cottage Cheese
6. Fluffy Pancakes & Breakfast Sausages
1. Baloney, crackers, cheese, green beans
2. PB & Jam & fruit
3. Cheese quesadilla & Apple
4. Hummus pita and veggies
6. Soup and bread & almonds
7. Pasta salad and meat balls
1. Tacos (cook all ground beef at once and freeze)
2. Fast sloppy lentils, bread and veggies
3. Frozen fish/ meatballs or sausage & veggies
4. Black bean lasagna and salad
5. Shepard's Pie and veggies
6. Pasta and beef
Linked up to Meal Plan Monday
Monday, January 16
Thursday, January 12
This year I have decide to have more activities planned for the boys. Not huge or elaborate stuff just some fun things that we can do together. We have also implemented a daily outing time, right after snack time in the morning we either go to the park or for a walk. Having the same time every day for the boys makes the day flow better.
Since we have started the rhythm Cy and I have been getting along, I have had NO days yet that I have been wishing that Q would get home sooner so I can get a break :)
We celebrated Three Kings Day! January 6th
Tracing the alphabet
Less Toys = More Playing
I finally got around to organizing the toys and I am going to rotate once a week. I also add a few homemade Montessori activities for the boys.
Q had his work Chrstmas Party VERY late. We stayed at the hotel overnight, with no kids (Thanks GG and Aunti Katie), Great food and tons of dancing... I had blisters the next day. Can't wait until next year.
Some sad news. Our old dog (13) Kyowan wasn't doing well and lost a ton of weight. We took him to the vet and found out he has lymphoma. Very advanced :( Now we are just trying to make him comfortable for his last chapter of life. Q has had him since he was 6 months old. I met him when he was 3. He has had a great life, hiking, skiing, rock climbing... ect. We are going to miss him so much. But our old dog Taffee that passed away from Bladder Cancer 2 years ago is watching over him.
Yes! These are my abs (shhhh don't tell anyone this was after having food poising for 2 days...)
Cy can work the phone booth.
Can you spot the wolverine?
Wednesday, January 11
I'm grateful for my furnace.....
I'm grateful the pilot lights blows out....
I'm grateful I have to go outside into the old basement to light it....
I'm grateful it only blows out in -17 weather (that's celcius).....
I'm grateful I forgot to turn the nob to ON so I had to go out again....
I'm grateful to kneel on mouse turd floor......
I AM GRATEFUL FOR MY FURNACE............
I am grateful to price out a new one online.....