Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fallen Leaves and a Sand Castle

Today's not-so-favorite moments included . . .

. . . burning part of dinner.  Twice.

Today's favorite moments included . . .

. . . the blessed return of cool weather after several triple-digit days.

. . . my kids crunching happily through the fallen leaves out front.

. . . a fun family trip to the park.  Phillip helped the big kids make a "replica" of Hogwarts in the sandbox.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Peas and a Haircut, Two Bits

Today's not-so-favorite moments included . . .

. . . making a few snips to "improve" Anna's haircut, then standing back and realizing I had utterly butchered it.  I managed to salvage things, but it was a humbling reminder that, despite a few successes with Joy and Daniel's styles, I am by no means an expert when it comes to cutting hair.

Today's favorite moments included . . .

. . . one of my children offering to help set the table.  It warms my heart when they volunteer to help out.

. . . serving a stir fry, and having my kids actually show interest in a few of the vegetables.  It helped that there were a lot to choose from, and that they had to choose at least two if they wanted dessert.  To my surprise, the fresh pea pods were the most popular item.