Can you smell it? That'd be dinner on the stove cooking our favorite meal, Pot Roast. Yum! This is the only meal that I can expect EVERYONE to eat. I sure wish that I could find more meals that everyone would eat. I don't make anything else when someone decides that dinner isn't up to their standards, but it's hard to send little ones to bed without a full meal in their tummies. How much is a typical 2yo supposed to eat anyhow? I think that this age always stresses me out. They aren't that hungry, they are horribly picky, and they want to be in charge.LOL
Today is my crazy-busy day of the week and it's going way better than last week. Getting up at 6:00 this morning definitely helped, but I'm starting to drag and it's only 4:00. The kids were up and running early, so we were able to get a hot breakfast and I even got a shower BEFORE PE.LOL
We got two 12 inch cucumbers from the garden today! Here are some photos.
Would you have thought these were ripe?
I almost forgot to take pictures and had already started cutting them up for tonight's dinner. Whew, I'm glad that I remembered. Jon will be happy to see them on the blog. We have quite a few on the vines so I'm guessing we'll be eating them often until the season is over. I somehow bought a variety that doesn't turn dark green and had been waiting for that to magically happen.LOL Well, good thing I decided to cut one off to see if it was ripe. They were almost a little over ripe. I'm going to try Kristine's recipe and I'm going to try pickling a few. I can't have high fructose corn syrup and I really miss sweet pickles. If you look, every single sweet pickle has this in it on the grocery shelves. Bummer.LOL Well, it looks like we'll be drowning in pickles soon enough.
Here are some photos from yesterday...
Evie under the baby...
Evie and Sophia having a conversation...
Genevieve had a great time at PE again today. She's really growing up. Evie helps me get Isaac out of the truck each time we go somewhere and she really looks out for him. She's always making sure that he doesn't forget his blanket or cars or whatever he had to have for the trip.
Jon is feeling better today! He was even able to get some school work done. What a blessing! He's usually my sick one and for him to begin to feel better so soon, is a real gift from God. I'm definitely counting my blessings now a days.
Allison is really moving in her math challenge! She says that she wants to be ahead "just in case" and I'm so proud to see her maturing in this area.
I guess that's it for now. I need to check on that dinner and serve the little ones soon.