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

Monday, October 28, 2013

fitting it all into my busy schedule, ha.

The princesses and I....

Camille and Charlotte Claire....

Sonja K. and Suzanne, also known as Ginger and Karl.

After a busy day of hanging out with these girls working at the dome........also with this hot handsome husband of mine...

We were out the door by 6:30 Sunday to go work at the dome. By the time I got home in the afternoon, my feetsies were aching. The girls who were home babysitting had a good old time when we were gone, they made caramel apples. Little bits of caramel were all over the kitchen floor, my slippers were sticking, um, no. I had to mop the floor, but other than that, they had cleaned up nicely. My niece had an extra parking pass for a really cool Halloween event, so I decided to take the little girls. Jon was visiting with some cousins, so just the four youngest girls went with me.

The paths through the woods were lined with pumpkins. Over 500 carved pumpkins, all lit with candles. Eeyore, Winnie, a Nike sneaker, funny faces, Yankees, Chewbacca, Shrek, Aurora, cats and bats and owls....oh it was interesting.

And chilly! We got there, and I told Camille to zip up her coat. "The zipper is broken, Mama." What a good time to find THAT out. Luckily I had a pretty scarf on...I closed her coat and tied that scarf around her. I hoped she looked like a little girl who wanted to look fancy instead of a little girl with a broken zippered coat.

This morning, I had to drive over to the auto mechanic place in town to meet Mali, she was dropping off her (Sam's) car to get inspected and the oil changed. She had to borrow our truck for the day to get to classes and work. She dropped me off at home, I went for my walk. In the door, and Mirielle was bringing her car in for an oil change. So I followed her, so she didn't have to wait there. Ahh. Home. The dishes stacked up and laundry to do...home.

And, I have a project! I found twenty presents for the little kids at church for our fall party next Sunday. Most of them are wrapped. I am gathering Christmas stuff to decorate the room. I have to make Paul a Santa beard, and perhaps I will make Christmas cookies to make the room really Christmas-y. The kids will come through the rooms a few at a time and get their candy and the gift, I think it will be lots of fun.

This morning, Jonathan is figuring out the populations for different countries and cities. He just asks his tablet, and it tells him:) He is very interested in those numbers though, and has to write the answers in complete sentences for his teacher, who is really quite nice:)

The day is going by too fast, I have things to do. I feel like organizing things today, for some strange reason. I had better get on that while it lasts....

1 comment:

momto9 said...

Della your blog is comforting. I just realized one child had no coat.... It's been way outgrown! And it's cold. Today I got him one. It's hard to keep track of everything :) never bored ... That's a fact!