summer 2011

summer 2011

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Paul and I, all 16 kids and Ashley, Benjamin's wife...Christmas 2012

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

call me crazy....

Too early in the morning for pictures! Sunny thought 6:10 was a fine time to wake up, and that means she has to go outside immediately. It means that one old mama is dragged out of bed and into the misty autumn morning, leaving that warm bed regretfully.

We carry little treats in our pockets when we bring Little Miss Sunshine outside, when she goes potty, she gets praises and a treat. She is hilarious, she squats and pees, then comes over and sits down for the treat. She is going less and less inside the house, which is wonderful.

So yesterday we went out and about...

We went to the mall...which was a good thing, because I got some cute flower headbands for the little girls for the wedding (Margaret is getting married in December!). Claire's in the mall had a special, buy three things get two free...and I found things on the $2 five things for $6. :) We also got good things from Sears, their clearance stuff was all $3.99. Jonathan got some nice shorts and a few shirts, the girls found outfits for next summer, and I got a nice shirt.

Jonathan...he reminds me of a large breed puppy, ha. Those feet! He'll be growing into them any day now...he's only 12, but oh dear he's changing fast. He was less than thrilled with the shopping trip. I stopped for a coffee at the Dunkin kiosk, and the pots were all empty, the employee had just gotten there and her predecessor had neglected to keep them perking, so I had to wait for my coffee, which I assured her was really not a big deal at all. While I waited, I called the kids over and let them pick a out a donut, then the nice lady said they were on the house because I had to wait for my coffee. I protested, said it wasn't necessary, but she insisted. So they thanked her so nicely...and we left with my 99 cent coffee and three donuts.

So poor Jonny...he started feeling blah last evening, his temperature was 99.5...then this morning it's 100. So we cancelled our plans to meet Abigail for lunch at a park. Abigail is his best buddy, and we can't do it without him, it would be too mean.

Margaret's wedding dress is in, she has to go try it on and see if it needs alterations, so exciting! The dresses I ordered for the little girls should be coming today or tomorrow. I need to find something to wear, which I hate, because I look 12 months pregnant in everything. blah. In theory, who cares? In reality, I care, ha.

Paul made dinner last night, bacon and eggs. I toasted some English muffins and bagels for the kids and it was a nice little dinner. I had an afternoon snack which was horrible yet not too bad: an avocado blended with some cream cheese, a few tablespoons of canned pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and a spoon of honey...all blended up, like a green pumpkin pudding, with a small scattering of mini chocolate was dessert-y without being too carb-y. It was better than eating a pumpkin spice donut.

We renewed our gym membership yesterday, now I can take the kids to the pool whenever we want, happy!!!

There is simply not enough time in the day, too few days in the week. Lydia is coming over tonight...


Marilyn Reid said...

Sounds like you had an early morning! Better to get up though than clean up a puppy mess 😖😖 The joys of a puppy. Jonathan IS like a puppy with those big feet. My 18 year old 6'5" grandson wears a size 15!!!!! 😂 His shoes look like boats.....especially beside my 6's!! I hope he's better soon. Have fun with that darling baby girl.

Marilyn from Canada

momto9 said...

A very busy life indeed!!