The White House

The White House

Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Full Day

Today was a full day. Once I got going. I got Elijah up at 6:20am and then Nick up at 7:20. By 7:30am I went back to bed and didn't get up until 10:45am. Ug! The dark in the mornings has me in hibernation mode.

Lucas is "reading" his "map" for the cookie cutter ABC's.

Remember the drawers I cleaned out? Well, here's the hats and gloves left over. Sorted and took care of that mess. The blue one? It was Nick's when he was five. That makes it a 12-year old hat. (I don't get rid of anything, do I?).

Got the air hockey table cleaned off and then moved behind it. Tents, summer stuff, totes of toys... things deposited and not taken care of.
The only thing I left was a tote full of games. (Until we are done building and there are shelves I'm going to store stuff in totes where it can stay clean). Hope to get the boys to move the freezer outside this weekend. It is blocking a door we could be using.

Olivia stayed home today. She cried all night and pretty much all day today, too. The tooth on our right is being pushed out by the adult tooth. Apparently, she either has a low tolerance for pain or it is really painful. She hasn't eaten for two days now. I feel so bad for her. (Her top teeth really aren't black. The only thing she has had has been a little grape kool-aid so that is what you see.) She won't even close her mouth and sucks up her saliva noisily rather than swallow. I sure hope that thing comes out this weekend. If not Monday it is off to the dentist so she doesn't starve herself. She did about 12 pages out of her homework book today. I think it was the only way she could keep her mind off her tooth. And on top of that.... growing pains in her legs. She's just a mess.

Look at all that stuff. Can't wait until my husband has his shop and the shelves are moved to it and not in my to-be living room.
I have totes of rain gear and rubber boats. You know, just in case.

Oh, here's where the gloves and hats ended up. In baskets on top of the drawers. And that is a pile of stuff to go upstairs or outside. About half of it got taken care of. The totes of toys have to wait until I go make room for them.

Took some time to make homemade potato and ham soup. It was my first time and it was so good. I think I could get into making soup!

I put the green on to finish up this Irish flag hat for Nick. Then I quickly made the black and white hat for Ladarius (he's on the boys' basketball team and asked if I'd make him a hat, too).

Then I was off to a 9:00pm game. Lucas went with me and cheered for his brothers. It was so cute. Look at the sweat on Elijah. Those boys were working hard. The kid Nick is defending was a huge ball hog. His team had more talented players than we did, but this kid would not pass the ball. He took the shot at least 12 times in a row when I quit counting. If he would have been a team player they would have beat us, but he wasn't and we won by 15.

No exciting photos tonight, but I like this one because it has both of my boys in it. Their one time to be on a team together. They have no idea how much it means to me!

Well, we're sneaking up on 1:00am pretty quickly. I have lots of stuff I'd like to do tomorrow plus the boys have two games! My days are full. I'll be glad when it's full of fun and not work! :)


FlowerLady said...

Poor Olivia ~ I sure hope that tooth comes out soon. I remember my youngest sister having growing pains in her legs. She would get in bed with me and I would massage her legs.

You are doing great with your straightening up and organizing. What a job, in the midst of remodeling too, and a large family.

Soups are good and easy. I think you'd enjoy making them and eating them especially during the winter.
Do you have a crockpot? That is a great way to make a whole pot full of food, while you work all day. My late MIL gave me my first one more than 30 years ago. It's a wonderful tool, just like my bread machine.

Glad you are able to watch both your boys play ball together.

Hope today is a good one for you. We woke up to cool temps again, 63 and it feels like it is 61. That feels great!!!

Hugs ~ FlowerLady

Lori Skoog said...

I think you need a little more stuff!

Your soup looks good. I like to make that also...try throwing in a couple squirts of honey mustard. Yum.

Bonnie said...

Great idea on the cookie cutters and map. My kids have no interest in learning their ABC's properly and that is fine but it's nice to sneak in a little learning throughout the day.

I am bin envy. Wowsers.

Janie said...

12 year old hat? That's nothing. I'm pretty sure I have some around that are at least 30 years old.
So sorry for little Olivia and her tooth. Hope she's feeling better soon.