Happy 5th Anniversary to my awesome husband! 5 years, 4 kids, not too shabby!
What's the 5-year gift? If it's Costco Tiramisu, I think we've got it covered...
And to bring things full circle, it hailed this afternoon, just as it hailed on our wedding day!
This was my first full (well, not really full!) week of staying at home with the kids. It actually went pretty well! I had time to bake rolls from scratch, do tons of laundry, wash tons of dishes, water tons of plants, push tons of kids on swings, nurse tons of babies... I have a feeling this is pretty much what our entire summer is going to be!
Beans grow SO fast!!! We planted them last Thursday, they sprouted on Monday, and here they are on Wednesday and Thursday (today they're even bigger but I didn't take a picture):
But there are already bugs eating the leaves. Grr... Gotta figure out some sort of natural deterrent. Suggestions?
Okay, so it wasn't really a full week by myself - Andrew took today off and we went blueberry picking in the morning. Then I learned that it's seriously dangerous to hold the blueberries on the 45 minute drive home, because of the two quarts we picked, Andrew and I (mostly me) polished off almost an entire quart...
Whoops? They were pretty delicious, though. I think we'll have to go back and pick again next weekend!
Elizabeth has forward progress TOTALLY down, so no toy is safe now. Current favorite? The xylophone mallet.
Mary Claire still hasn't figure it out, though... So she has to keep getting rescued from under the couch.
Luckily, she's got an awesome double chin that her sister lacks.
John Paul is doing the summer reading program at Barnes & Noble - we're up to 5 books that he's read himself (of 8) and it's really only a matter of writing them down and making sure he reads in a loud, clear voice. Last summer when I tested him he was reading at a 4th grade level, so I'll have to test him sometime this summer...
If you haven't already donated for Dwija's laundry room/bar makeover, do it now! Seriously, you'll be amazed by the generosity of the Catholic internet community!
Go check out more punctual quick takers at Jen's!