Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Well, today ended up fantastic, but the beginning got off to a shaky start. After a night of little sleep, I had planned to go back to bed for a little while after the 4 older children and daddy left. However, Tyler suddenly decided that he didn't want to sleep at all this morning, and he usually sleeps all morning! :) Derek was a little sleepy and acting out, so mommy was looking forward to naptime as only mommies can! Once they were down and out, I decided to take a picture of Derek in his most angelic state (we really are trying to break him of the pacifier, but he'll have none of it!). I would have taken a picture of Tyler but didn't want to risk waking him. ;-}

We had three extra children at our house tonight, while their mom had an important task in the morning, so we made caramel apples. Here's Derek enjoying his--the caramel, that is, not the apple.

Meagan is well on her way in reading. She had reading homework tonight (as she usually does), and while I was listening to her, I thought some grandparents and friends might want to hear her read as well!

Chad was getting such a kick out of Derek eating his apple that he wanted me to take some video footage.

Overall, we had such an enjoyable day today. Chad was able to be home a little bit this evening to help out with the three extra children. I made applesauce for the first time ever, and it turned out so beautifully. I think that most of it is gone already. Maybe I'll buy some more apples at the Farmer's Market on Saturday. I sure am going to miss the Farmer's Market, but they are bringing it back for one day in November--the day before Thanksgiving so everyone can buy their veggies fresh! I think it's a wonderful idea. We found some lovely green onions and small carrots on Saturday. When I brought home the carrots, the kids washed them and ate them right down, begging me to send one in their lunch on Monday with the top still attached!

Tomorrow is Chad's birthday. Yeah!!!


  1. How precious!! Meagan is a great reader. What a wonderful gift!
    Give those beautiful children some love for me. One day soon we will have to try to get together, I miss you and I haven't met that gorgeous baby yet!

  2. Love the videos...thank you so much for sharing. I know I've said it before, but Derek is such a spitting image of his father at that age!


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