For some reason I thought I was going to have more time to blog with two children at school and only two home. But the truth is, even on the mornings when Caleb takes the kids to school, I just can’t seem to sit myself down and get a blog post done.
It’s just that we have been so busy- you know, with Bella DancerellaEven Reecie finds it fitting to sport the tutu.We also started soccer practice and let me tell you, it is DANG hot at five o’clock in the afternoon in an unshaded field in Texas! And chasing three other kids around while one is practicing will wear a woman flat out. Let’s talk a moment about how very cute Avery is in her soccer uniform… Talk amongst yourself. We also had a birthday party for my brother-in-law Jon. These awesome hot dog holders are perfect for a Chicago kid, right? We had fajitas, Mexican corn, homemade Salsa Roja, and tomatillo avocado salsa. Muy Sabrosa! Jon wanted cupcakes for his birthday, so Oma whipped up some homemade ones with scrumptious frosting. We thought it would be funny to put 33 candles on the cupcakes.I am partial to my darling nephew, Zane, for good reason… He is a big boy. And his mama threw out her back a few days after this shot was taken… so last week Zane got to hang out at our house for a couple days! Reece and Audrey and Zane really entertained themselves while the big kids were at school, and we pretty much stayed in our jammies all day. It’s what you do when you have three kids in diapers. Here’s a bit of good news- Reecie has shown quite a bit of interest in potty training and has gone #2 on the toilet a few times now, which has been very motivating for her big sister, who was previously pretty uninterested. Wouldn’t it be special if I got ALL of my kids out of diapers in the next month or so? (The answer is “YES”). This is how far behind I am with blogging, I am putting three weeks worth of fun in one post!
Even though we beat SFA big time, I must say that my favorite part of the game is watching the Aggie Band. Our drive home was so peaceful, the kids were great and the sunset was such a testimony to God’s great creativity.
Keep up with me, I am all over the map- next chapter, fall harvest. We have been harvesting beautiful stuff from the garden and Opa has been making his famous pepper shake of dehydrated peppers. I even gave an attempt at oven roasting peppers. After they roast and get big black blisters on them you put them in a bowl covered with saran wrap and allow the steam to help the skin separate. These would be pretty tasty in a salsa or pasta sauce. I am pretty sure they are in the freezer though, because clearly I haven’t had time to whip up any new recipes. What with capturing my third weekend in this one post.Yes, I did correctly say “cousinS” plural. You just may not see any pictures of McClaine playing because he spent most of the time sitting on the bench sipping his juice box, or chasing the annoying ice cream cart lady who found it appropriate to distract every four year old on the field with her wooing bell.
Finally, there is no better way to cool off from some intense heat at the soccer field than with a hearty game of Slip N Slide Wiffle Ball. There was a slip n slide leading to every base and it was a rule that you had to slide to base to be safe.
Wow. Check out that athleticism. Obviously this was posed- I had to pass off my camera as proof that I actually participated. In case the drenched clothes and fire ant bites weren’t proof enough!The kids stayed entertained in this awesome pool while we played wiffle ball.
Overall it has been a great past few weeks, super busy and full of fun. And blogging has kind of been on the back burner- but I will try to keep up better with it. Now the real question is, do I take the time to proof read and spell check?