This was dinner last night. Ok, not just for last night, but this was on our table by 6 p.m. last night. Yes, I have an amazing husband, yes, he is an amazing cook. Yes, that is why I can't drop 3 sizes! Blake did the store run and came home with several options for dinner. All within our budget, too! We had some ribs, chicken, steak and I think maybe some pork chops. Mason had some grilled chicken without sauce or seasoning, I had steak, Braden had steak and some ribs! I think Blake had steak, too! This will last us most of the week, and we'll just add sides. This is especially helpful on Mondays, when I teach at night.
Mr. Mason's fever was back before we left Rogers. On the way home I called the Dr. and she prescribed a new antibiotic, the one we got Friday obviously wasn't doing any good. We picked it up as soon as we rolled into town. We tried to lay him down, thinking he'd rest best in his own bed, but he didn't stay even 15 minutes. He was very miserable the next hour and a half, but I think the new medicine and Tylenol finally kicked in and he was in a much better mood. Not 100% but in a better mood. He did go to bed about an hour early, which also meant he woke up an hour early, but he seemed to be much better. Now we just have the diaper "surprises" from being on an antibiotic. Domestic bliss.
Car pool is over, and now we walk home from school everyday. Recycling Mason: Here's a booger, Momma, put it in recycling.
Frozen Custard Please Last night Braden and I attended the Playground Party hosted by The Center. On our way I promised Braden we could get some "concrete" from Freddy's (local ice cream/burger joint) which is frozen custard. Even though it was 30 minutes past his bedtime when we left the party, he had not forgotten: Braden: Mom, can I have a brick? I mean a sidewalk? Mom:What? Braden: You know, you said after the party..... Mom:(cracking up) Oh, you mean concrete? From Freddy's?
Salad in the Water Last night for dinner I fixed a refreshing pitcher of ice water with mint and lemon balm from our garden. Mason pointed to it from his high chair and declared: Mason: Salad in the water! Dollar Vacation During Braden's Birthday Lunch on the porch I asked River if she was getting excited about their family trip to Branson. River:Oh Yeah! We even get to go to Silver Dollar City! Braden: Oh Yeah, my Mom takes me to Dollar Tree! Obviously Braden has no idea what SDC is or that the Dollar Tree doesn't quite compare, but as long as it's a big deal to him. . . .we will keep going!
The Substitooth When I picked Braden up on Friday, his teacher wasn't there, but he had a substitute. This happened one other time, when Ms. Vacca had a toothache. I asked Braden who is substitute was, and he said "Nothing" Me:Was Ms. Vacca here, today? Braden: No, we had 3 different teachers. Me: Who was that man? Was he your substitute? Braden: No, Ms. Vacca was sick today, so he helped us do our work. Me: I know, Braden, that is called a substitute teacher. Braden: I thought it was a substitooth, like Ms. Vacca had before.
Hello to all! We are going to attempt to provide you with an endless source of pictures, video and stories to ooh and aaah at until your heart is content. As Braden reminds Blake every morning as he leaves for work "don't be boring" we will try not to be boring! We thought life was interesting with Braden, now that we've added Mason to the mix we've learned new levels of parenthood!