For Today...August 17, 2009...
Outside my window... Darkness and a cool morning. Fall is coming and I am so glad. I am not a good Summer person. Give me cold and snow any day over heat and humidity.
I am thankful for... my big girls and the way they love and care for their baby sister. They are such lovely little girls and I am so proud of them.
From the kitchen..I braved the grocery store this weekend with all 3 kids. I think I will actually cook a few meals this week. Eloise and I made homemade zucchini bread yesterday with zucchini fresh from my mom's garden. It is heavenly.
I am wearing... A milk stained t-shirt and sweats. I am really way to sexy for my shirt right now.
I am reading... I had to quit reading The Shack, by William P. Young. It was causing me to be WAY TOO DEPRESSED. I understand the book is really about this guys relationship with God and finding peace and understanding, and having us take a fresh look at our stereotypes are about God, Jesus, etc..which for me would be a great read because as you may know from knowing me or reading my blog, I am not a big fan of church..no matter how much I believe in God or what I have faith in...but I could not get past the tragedy that happens in the beginning of the book. I will try to read it in 20 years when I don't have young children perhaps.
I am hoping... to get my office/paperwork/ebay/Matilda Jane/school papers/bills - ALL organized this week. It is a pit.
I am creating... the birth announcement...is it too late to send one now?
Around the house...starting the transition from Summer closets to Fall closets and finding a place for baby's wardrobe since the girls all have to share now. Does the baby really need a wardrobe yet?
One of my favorite things... watching Eloise sit in a chair, all curled up and reading CHAPTER books to herself for hours. Oh my I am in serious love with this child. I love that she LOVES to read. She is so ready for 1st grade.
A few plans for the rest of the week... Cleaning house, some play-dates, trips to the park, thank you notes finished.
Here is a picture that I am sharing with you... taken her first few days - I am so sad that at 3.5 weeks she has grown so much. I am savoring every minute here while she is so little.
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