It's honestly been kind of a blah week with sickness floating around the family, crazy schedules, and few outings.
But I just took a nap on a blanket in the sunshine,
and with big plans for the weekend things are already seeming greatly improved!
1-This week we finished our pantry shelves. Our old ones went only along one wall instead of turning the corner, and they were more than 2 feet deep, which made it really hard to access all the food stored there. I knew I wanted to change them to corner shelves as soon as we moved in, and we finally did it. I love having so much space and being able to access everything! It's a small thing, but an organized pantry makes this mama happy.
2-Today we finished up visiting the duck ponds in our county. While we were out and about this morning, I taught the boys how to play Pooh-sticks. Because who doesn't love a bridge and a good game of Pooh-sticks?
3-This weekend I am so looking forward to attending the General Women's Meeting with my mom and my sisters! This is one of the serious perks of living close to my family, and I am so uplifted by this twice-yearly event. We are all anxiously anticipating General Conference--when I told Talmage that Easter is on the same day as General Conference, he exclaimed with shock and excitement, "WHAT?! There are two holidays on the same day???" Thanks in part to our traditional General Conference party, it really is a holiday at our house!
4-Oh, Lincoln. He's at that stage where he's so much fun and so much work! We can't get enough of his bright smiles, and he's starting to have quite the sense of humor. One of my favorite things he says is "Here you go," which sounds more like "EeeeyaGO!" He also finally lost his fingernail this morning after getting his finger slammed in the front door a couple of weeks ago. Losing fingernails is one of the few injuries that really makes me squeamish. I'm so glad it's finally over! If you stop by, he'll gladly show you his injury with great concern.
5-A few weeks ago I got a surprise package in the mail from a dear friend! It contained the book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore. The story is engaging and entertaining for the kids, and I find myself drawn in over and over by the deeper meanings and themes to the book and emotionally affected by it. And the illustrations are gorgeous! It's a fabulous read--I highly recommend it!