1. Joining the others and adding my seven for the week. You know your kids are adjusted to the climate when they are willing to bike in 45 degrees with hats and mittens, while their mom sits in the garage with a blanket!
2. I found a great use for all of the left over jelly bean colors that I don’t like and are still in our candy basket from Easter. Welcome to math class! I just had to make sure to warn my husband not to eat them, since they had plentiful use in counting and adding. Of course the boys had to sample a few of their edible math problems.
3. Speaking of learning I am a slow learner, very slow. Never again will I tell the children weeks in advance that we will be going somewhere. Make that not even days in advance. Perhaps just the day before to prep them enough, otherwise I will be asked every hour of every day when we are leaving.
4. A slightly late Mother’s Day weekend recap. The boys took me out for dinner Saturday night for Mother’s Day and this pre-dinner picture was the best we got. Ethan said he was going to pretend to be mad in the picture, hence his look and fully fulfilled. It was a wonderful first Mother’s Day weekend, buying flowers to plant, eating out for dinner, going to church as a family, dance party in the living room and getting together with some family to celebrate. As I stood in church with the other mothers for the first time for the blessing my little Kolbe wanted to stand right by me. I couldn’t help but beam as he put his arms around my waist. Truly blessed to be their mommy!!
5. We have a bountiful rhubarb patch that I thought would produce only a few stalks. Just enough to make some bread, max two loafs. It turns out to be very, very fruitful and I am left searching out new rhubarb recipes. Here’s my most recent find, which I made for our family gathering this weekend. I will let you know if it’s a keeper in the meantime I would love to hear what you do with all of your rhubarb.
6. Yesterday while we stopped in at church to pray for a bit they were doing construction on the building.
E: What is that noise?
Me: They are fixing it.
E: They are fixing Jesus??!
7. Sharing a new favorite quote that I read yesterday and one that should be next to my bathroom mirror.
“Someone who goes through life with an open heart always finds something to be thankful for!” Fr. Joseph Kentenich
Hope you enjoy the extra long weekend and may we always be thankful for those who have served and given their life for our liberty.