Tuesday, February 10, 2009
8:30- everyone is ready early today with chores done ready to start school. We do our Bible time together and read about the widow's mites. Do you remember that one? The rich man gave a whole bunch of money and the lady brought just a few coins. BUT - she brought all she had! Jesus saw her and said she gave much more. That was a good way to start our day.
Moving on to the book about skunks :) Very interesting little creatures. I guess that sort of balances out Valentine week for everyone- so things don't get too sweet.
After we finished up some more school work- math/reading/writing, the boys made the tissue paper flowers and added buttons and beads to the pipe cleaners. Then onto coloring and gluing paper for V-day cards. At this point the kitchen is a wreck. Paper and beads and buttons and scraps everywhere! Add a 2 year old who likes to lick the tips of markers. Pass out snacks--squeeze in some e-mail time to catch up on things and we finally got the standardized test ordered....glad to check that off the list.
Piano practice for the boys-- Outside to play in the gorgeous weather. Inside for lunch and try and control the clutter and art supplies.
Kids sent to rooms for quiet time and I get out the door to take some art to the Eclectic Furniture Garden. (Dave's working upstairs, so no, they were not abandoned). Just walking into that shop will inspire you! Found an adorable pink polka-dotted scarf- perfect for Valentine's date night. Dropped off the art.
Look at the time- there are a few minutes left before the kids are done with quiet time- I will sneak off to Target! I had to get a plate (I passed up the adorable green and white lampshade on sale for $11)- if there was a Target melamine plate of the month club, I would join. When you see all the desire-ables at Target and know you are trying to save money- a cute $2 plate is just the ticket.
Found some polka-dot paper plates for the 3 year old b-day this month. A few minutes left!! I ran over to Michaels and quickly snatched up a little bin of buttons and a 40% off canvas- and scooted home before the baby woke up. Whew- that felt great!!! Just enough inspiration- just enough shopping.....not too much money spent....
Told Dave all about the fun and deals and cuteness and every single new thing at the Eclectic Garden- gave out snacks- took a few minutes to find a spot for the plate- got dinner ready- ate dinner- sat down on the couch for a minute- listened to the boys getting piano lessons from dad-- cleaned the dishes- put kids to bed- sat on the couch and blogged about it. Sat on the couch and thought about the cookie dough brownies in the fridge- do you know how good those are??!?!? Just a tiny piece....
I'm ready for bed :) Hope you had a good Tuesday.....