He Fell Asleep on the Floor!

Andrew wasn’t too keen on going to bed last night, and kept trying to sneak out of the bedroom. When all was quiet for a while, my husband went to check on him and found this!:

Andrew on the floor

For the record, yes, we did pick him up and put him back into bed!

(Lined to Wordless Wednesday.)

The Simple Woman’s Daybook

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(You can read other Daybook journal entries here.)

FOR TODAY…June 29, 2010

Outside my window…we are having a thunderstorm. I love to listen to the rain falling and thunderstorms.

I am thankful for…the mercy of God which is always there for us, forgiving us all our sins and foibles. We have only to ask for it!

From the kitchen…I’m trying out a new recipe for Asian-style chicken for supper tonight.

I am wearing…a dark gray, ankle-length skirt, light purple shirt and gray snood.

I am creating…a knitted scarf for a friend of mine. It is a very simple garter stitch pattern but it is taking longer than I expected to finish. I need to crack down and force myself to find the time to get it done! ๐Ÿ™‚

I am readingThe Trial of Faith of St. Therese of Lisieux. (For the second time.) This is a powerful book. Read it a long time ago, and have been wanting to read it again.

I am hoping…my dear husband will find a job soon. He has been unemployed quite a while now and it’s not only hard financially but hard on his self-confidence and spirit as well.

I am hearing…the sounds of laughter as my son plays in his room.

Around the house…I still have pictures that have been waiting to be hung since our move here to GA – three months ago. ๐Ÿ˜ฏ One of these days!

One of my favorite things…is the color purple. I love all shades of purple from light lavender to dark purple, and everything in between!

A few plans for the rest of the week: Home-school (we home-school all year round), time at the pool, kids club this afternoon for son, and client work for me.

Here is picture for thought I am sharing…(My “men”)

My men

Have You Seen the “Mom Song” Yet?

If not, here’s your chance. ๐Ÿ™‚ This YouTube video is so funny and yet so SPOT ON! I’ll re-watch this every once in a while when I need a laugh. Enjoy!

Indoor Tea Party Picnic!

So, yesterday morning my sweet little boy asked me if he could have a pajama day. We had no plans to go anywhere, so how could I refuse?! ๐Ÿ™‚ As he was playing, I decided to give him a little surprise and put together a little tea party for lunch!

All I did was throw a blanket on the floor, put the lunch down on it and told Andrew to grab a couple of books. We cuddled on the floor, read, ate and just spent a wonderful hour or so together.

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Of course, no tea party is complete without cookies! I happen to have some girl scout cookies on hand, so that’s what I served. (FYI, we don’t buy girl scout cookies anymore due to their support of abortion.)

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tea cookies

The tea party was such a little thing, and yet it made Andrew so happy! It just proves that you don’t need tons of money or do “great things” to make memories. ๐Ÿ™‚

Peanut Butter Playdough

One of the activity books I have been using with Andrew is 365 Ways to a Smarter Preschooler. It has a lot of great activities and most of the stuff you need for the activities are things you already have around the house or can get cheaply. One of his favorite activities from the book is the peanut butter play dough.

Andrew loves peanut butter and would eat it three times a day if I let him, which makes this activity right up his alley! The best part is that the dough is edible, so he gets to eat and play with his food at the same time! I will make a batch of this a few times a month for his lunch, put him at the table and he’ll stay there eating/playing for an hour (or more, if he could!). Here’s the super-simple recipe:

Peanut butter Playdough

Ingredients:

1/2 cup peanut butter; 1/2 cup powdered milk; 1/2 teaspoon honey (Can you tell that I use a lot of no-name brand foods! LOL!)

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รขโ€ โ€™Measure ingredients into a bowl and using clean, dry hands, kneed them into a dough-like consistency. if the dough is too sticky, add more powdered milk.ร‚ย  (I usually have Andrew measure out the ingredients & knead the dough himself.) Once the dough is malleable, the child can play to his/her heart’s content. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Of course, don’t forget to provide measuring cups, spoons, cookie cutters and/or a rolling pin for extra fun. I also provide other edibles to round out the meal such as raisins, carrot and/or celery sticks, M&Ms (occasionally), fruit or whatever else I have at hand.

***For easier clean up, I have him play on a large cutting board. That way, all I have to do is bring the board to the sink to clean up.ร‚ย  ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!

(This recipe is linked to the Offering Hospitality Recipe Swap and Recipe Roundtable.)

Other recipes you might like:

Sausage, Peppers and Potatoes

Peas and Macaroni

Corn Pone