My menu for the next 4 days...
turkey and ham sandwiches
mac and cheese
Black beans and rice, salad, bread
Pork chops, noodles, steamed broccoli, and salad
chicken stir fry, rice, and salad
breakfast for dinner
Yesterday we dropped the older kids off at the movies to see Eragon. They said it bombed.lol I know that Allison was really looking forward to it but I tried to prepare her when I'd heard that it wasn't so good. The kids received gift cards for the movies so at least they didn't spend their hard earned money on it. Eric and I walked around the mall for a little while but I really can't stand or walk for too long so we ended up going home to wait for the kids to call us. The mall was really crowded and I guess I was a bit surprised. I just figured that everyone would be spent out by now.lol
Today I made my grocery list and went shopping with Eric and the littles. I woke up worn out today and that was all I could accomplish, although I did take a stab at cleaning Evie's room. I accidently left a box of Milk Duds in her room and took a nap.lolol Evidently while I was napping, the littles found that almost full box and ate 2/3's of it. When I awoke, they were running around like little speed demons, chasing each other around the couch and really acting like they'd never be able to settle down. Poor Eric was left with the little monsters and they still haven't eaten dinner. I'm not sure that they'll be hungry tonight.lol
I found out the Evie's been stashing other people's chocolate from Christmas under her bed and eating it after bedtime.lol I had been wondering where some of my chocolate went but figured the older kids were sharing with me.lolol Come to find out, they were missing their chocolate also. WHO KNOWS how much she's eaten. I've decided that for life to work around here that we're going to need to go sugar free starting Jan 1st. If it's in the house, her impulse control won't allow her to not eat it.
I did get Issac's room sorted out. His room is now clean and organized, for the moment.lol I bought new bins and now his new toys have a home. I'll finish Evie's room tomorrow, without the Milk Duds.lol
Jon fixed beans and rice for dinner tonight for me while I napped. I was feeling horrible and needed the rest. I am so thankful to have another cook in the family. I woke to dinner on the table and little ones running like they were given an energy drink.lol
Well, Eric's already bathed one little and is working on the next one and I feel I should help. He's been a real blessing also. I'm thankful that he really likes to help me out.