Saturday, January 8, 2011

Random Roundup for a lazy Saturday.

Let me clear my head today...

First off, my baby got her ears pierced yesterday. and it was torture. We had the other two get their ears pierces as babies (like 3 month old babies) and they recovered way quicker. Acadia was so sad for a long time after and it just broke my heart to pieces when she kept saying, "That hurt, Momma." Even when Colby got home from work hours later, she said, "I cried. It hurt." Awwww. Also, it's a good idea to have another adult with you. Especially when you have a 5 year old running from store, yelling, "I just can't watch anymore!" But, it's done, and she is happy as she can be with her new earrings.

Next week is National Letter Writing Week. When is the last time you took pen and paper and actually wrote a letter? Yeah, I can't remember either. It's a great reminder to work with our kids on their letter writing skills... send a letter to a soldier, a friend or relative that you may have lost contact with, etc. You may combine this with the thank you cards you should be sending out for Christmas. We will be sitting down and doing these today, before the girls forget what they got!

I sent out my invites for my first Craft Meetup to help me keep my resolution to craft more. I thought it would be a great idea to include a Soup Swap as well since the National Soup Swap is coming up. Who doesn't love soup on a cold winter, New England day? And who doesn't love having a half dozen batches ready to go in the freezer to make meal planning easier? Soup Chick has some fantastic freezable soup recipes. I will let you know how our swap goes...

Do know why I am blogging on a Saturday morning, guilt free? Because I actually kept up with my weekly chore list and my house is looking ok right now. Colby is off with Ariana at basketball, the 2 little ones are taking a tubby, there is a load of laundry in the wash and I do not have an assload of chores to worry about. Here are 7 secrets of the super-organized, in case my 2 weren't cutting it for you.

You really should follow OohMoons blog if you like free artwork for your children's room. She is providing a new piece every day for free and she has some a-dor-able work! You do need to follow her though, because the downloads are only free for one day... although the personal use download is only $4.99 after that, so it's still a great deal.

Alright, tubby time is through- I am off to enjoy my Saturday! I hope you all have a fantastic weekend.


  1. So cute!! My 16 yr old son has the same earrings. They should hang out and talk CZ.

  2. Craft invites???? Damn I wish we lived closer! AND Cady looks so cute with her new "ears"! Cant wait to see you guys!