Sep 30, 2011

Sour Cream Noodle Bake

My morning was rather stressful and busy. There was work. Then taking over parenting duties from Casey who had to rush out to his job. Then there was some business I had to discuss with the property manager of our community. After the kids got up from nap and I'd had some time to chill out some, I took all three outside to play. We ended up playing at the neighbor's house (their great grandson was visiting) and with all their cool outdoor kid toys.

The best fix for a stressful day is to fix your family a comforting meal that will make everyone smile!

Sep 28, 2011

Sep 23, 2011

Trip to the Farm

Yesterday I had to be up before the crack of dawn (or so it seemed) so I could get ready to go to work. I was scheduled to work from 7am to 11am but I stayed until 12pm because someone called in and I needed the extra $8 minus the taxes. It was Casey's day off work so he and I had an afternoon of activities planned to enjoy our time as a family. After the kids were up from naps and I was sufficiently rested from my morning at work, we drove over and I got the privilege of waiting in line at the DMV to register our car. Once that task was completed we embarked on a trip to visit the Deanna Rose Children's Farmstead with our kiddos. The farm is free from Monday through Thursday and we took about 50 cents to feed the animals. A pretty cheap outing!

Sep 19, 2011

Support System

As a mother of three toddlers, I often feel worn out and unappreciated. I can put a lot of effort and thought into a meal only to have it rejected. Or, spend money I really shouldn't have on an outfit for my children only to have them stain it in a few seconds. Or, treating them to a lunch out at a diner only to have them throw a tantrum over not having exactly the meal they desired. Or, pick up toys and sweep only to have the floor cluttered and dirties again before I blink. Sure, this is life. But that doesn't always change how we feel and how we feel often does affect our attitude. And, our attitudes affect the whole family.

Sep 9, 2011

Hello Autumn

This past week has been a roller coaster. Working odd shifts (twice I had to close at work and be back to open the next morning). Less sleep than necessary (and desired). Difficulties in motivation for housework and cooking. Found out that our car needs yet another maintenance fix. Budget stress. And, top it all off with the joys of cleaning up yet another accident from our two year old. Oh, the joys of potty training.

On the bright side, we are really enjoying the sudden switch to fall weather that arrived earlier this week. I've had the windows open and air conditioning off for several days now!