It's Friday...thank the Lord Jesus! It's been a week! Busy, full, hot, dramatic at times. I'm happy it's Friday, can I just say that? I was thinking yesterday about all that this week entailed, picked out the high-points and here I am, sharing them with you.
Here's my favorites for the week:
This picture so perfectly captured the emotion of that particular moment. Me; pleased as punch after a long day of school and activities, sucking down a triple shot iced latte. Sister; looked pissy and hot after playing in the yard, too many pliés, and too little quiet time. She wants the drink. I am happy, she is not. The clouds that day were gorgeous. Favorite photo.
Well, besides just figuring out how to type an "e" like this "é" (Yeah!!! It's so fun...éééé. I know you wanna know how to do that now...I'll maybe do a tutorial someday.) my favorite accomplishment would be my ridiculous to-do list for this week. Yes, it was almost all self-imposed and no, it didn't really have to be done. But it did so yeah!
::Favorite Blessing in Disguise::
Well, Sassy Sheila the sewing machine bit it. She's been making weird clunky sounds and I knew she was gonna go at some point. And she did. Right as I was finishing the 8th of 8 pillows. I heard a clunk and a whir and that was the end of Sassy. She stuck it out till the bitter end. Pillows were done. Sassy, RIP.
::Favorite Creative Play::
Recreations of WWII and Vietnam battles doesn't sound quiet, but it really is. If they're busy it's pretty quiet in my house. Ahhhh.
Mint Basil. @Target. Definately gonna buy the bigger one next time.
::Favorite Academic Breakthroughs::
Not only did Sister suddenly start writing her name on her own without help, but it's even in order. (mostly) I love the "p". It's like a "Q" but not. Love that. She's writing her name on everything! She wrote it on her arm with a pen. It's not like I condone this behavior, but it was a pretty big breakthrough.
Standardized testing. Done! Hurrah!
Me: Jack are you done with your math?Jack: Not quite, just a minute.
Me: Is that a fighting scene you're drawing there?
Jack: Ha! Ya :)
(Not really a breakthrough, but pretty funny. Boys!!)
Finishing our last chapter of our history curriculum...on the front porch. Very nice.
Colossians 3. It was something I needed right at that moment. I love when that happens. It completely changed my mind about some things and made me think all day about it. I still am in fact. I will share further sometime soon....
::Favorite Financial Step::
First check cashed. Very very exciting. Went into the bank, endorsed it and everything. Very cool.
A love note by my bed. :)
It's a random lunch, but seriously good. I do not eat good lunches normally. The only reason I had a halfway decent lunch is because my friend Carissa came over and she brought half the stuff.
We had mango salsa and a delish pizza. I don't know if I'd call it Greek or what, but it was goooood! And because I love you so much, I'm sharing recipes.
Super Yummy Pizza Carissa Made at My House for Lunch on Tuesday
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 3 tablespoons minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons sun-dried tomato pesto
- 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 unbaked pizza crust
- 1 tomato, sliced
- 1 bunch fresh spinach, torn
- 1 sweet onion, sliced
- 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped
- 1 (6 ounce) package feta cheese, crumbled
Preheat oven according to pizza crust package directions.
Combine butter, olive oil, garlic, pesto, basil, oregano and Parmesan cheese. Spread mixture evenly on pizza crust.
Arrange tomato, spinach, onion and jalapeno on pizza. Top with crumbled feta cheese.
Bake according to pizza crust package directions.
Mix together 2 chopped mangoes, 1/4 cup red onion, 1/2 chopped jalapeno, 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro, and the juice of 1 lime.
So soo good.
::Favorite Crying-Turned-To-Laughter Moment::
It's summer. It's buzz-cut season.
Noah's went well. Jack's did not go so well.
Apparently the guard falling off the clipper and not noticing that detail can be catastrophic for a haircut. And apparently the rule on buzzing boys' hair is you start in the back...not above the ear. Funny how all these "rules" emerge when the mess-up has already been made. And it was not a small mess-up. Needless to say, I had one partially bald child in tears, another full headed hair child going ballistic that her brother was partially bald...screaming, I'm telling you!, and a freshly buzzed headed child biting his lip to not laugh in between offering suggestions like hats and Army reenactments. It was no laughing matter...until it was. And then we did. It was bad/hilarious/dramatic, but at the present time my poor boy looks weird. This photo is the front of his head. The back will not be posted here. He might run for President someday...can you imagine?!
So that's that, folks. I hope this weekend is relaxing and fun...for all of us. We will be going on a field trip to Davy Crockett's birthplace and hopefully a whole lot of nothing. :)