Friday, April 10, 2009

Mish-mash of info...

First off, Happy Birthday Jon! I now have two eligible drivers. Yikes! That's scary.LOL

Here's a few photos from the week...

Jon, evidently doing something quite interesting. He's such a great big brother to include all the littles in his fun and games...

Merry Christmas! This costume has worked it's way through each of my littles. It's probably the best, most loved costume in the whole box.
We had some fun painting yesterday morning. It's so nice to see these kids getting along! I found this banner paper at Wally World and it's great to cover the whole table and let them go at it.
And more dress-up. Evie really likes dressing up and she loves to dress Sophia up too. I thought they looked so cute together.

In other news, I've been deep cleaning again. It sure is a futile activity in a house full of little people, but the clutter is killing me!

I've also been hanging out the laundry again. The weather has been perfect for it. It's amazing to me how quickly it dries on the line. 15 minutes and it's ready to be folded and put away. In the dryer, it'd be at least an hour. It's a good money saver too.

My garden is really doing well so far. I've got flowers on the peas, three yellow squash and maybe a dz different tomatoes on the vine. The pepper plants have been producing also. I'm hoping that the lettuce is nice this year. It bolted last year. My greenbeans look wonderful. I was just out there and I think that I'll have some flowers on those sometime this week. We'll see. It sure has been keeping me busy! We ate some turnip greens the other day and they were wonderful. I can't wait to pick more.

I have a movie of the kids outside on their skuuts and Evie on her bike, but Allison has been working every. single. day. and hasn't been able to upload it for me to photobucket. They are amazing on those things! I can't even keep up with them on walks any longer. I'm going to need my bike soon. Yesterday, I only saw them at every corner.LOL They had to wait for me to cross the street and that's the only time I saw them. Occasionally, Sophia will ride back and forth from me to the corner just to keep busy but the other two will just wait me out.LOL

I'm working the kinks out of Allison's final school year, next year. I'm happy and sad.LOL She almost decided to take an extra year, but just yesterday decided to just finish. I think it's a good idea. She's ready and if she had all her credits this year, I'd have let her go. She's done a lot of growing this year and her maturity makes it much easier to see her grow up. She still doesn't know what she wants to be yet, but I'm sure she'll figure it out. We keep looking up different jobs whenever we see something interesting. At least that's

It looks like Jon will only be here for another year after her. He's moving at quite the clip. It's wonderful to see him working toward a specific goal. Much easier when they know what they want to

Well, that's my hodge-podge of misc. information that I have to share today. I have to go shopping for the week and I'm so thankful for my menu lists. It makes it not so bad.LOL



Mylinda said...

I've been hanging out laundry, too. It has been so wonderful out there. Of course, it's wonderful to have a/c to come in the house to. lol Remember when I had no a/c? argh But, the line drying does take so much less time and when it dries that fast you can do multiple loads in one day. It's great! Plus, I fold it as I take it down, so when I bring it in, it's all ready to put away. I love that! :-)

Wild Homeschool Family said...

15 minutes for the laundry to dry just amazes this northerner!

Lots of cute pics and stories.