The Three Es are early risers in this house. I will qualify that statement however, and mention that the oldest E is an unwilling participant, and would much prefer not to wake up with her toddler in the morning…
Eamon has been waking at 6am. Eoin has been waking at 6.30am. We are hoping things improve in that regard… And while it may suck, I know such things never last forever (this is when I imagine their teenage years, sleeping in until 11… and remember my teenage years, wishing I had savored those lie-ins just a little more…
It’s cold downstairs in the morning. We need to snuggle to stay warm.
The day after we got back from Ireland was Conor’s 7th birthday; a busy day, with a mini van that wouldn’t start, school, swim classes… Still time for celebration of course.
Lucky boy got a 3DS
I had to collect my car from the dealer straight after swimming, so my plans to make “French chicken”, Conor’s favorite, (it’s basically either roast chicken or braised chicken thighs) were scuppered. We detoured on the way home to Friendly’s…
He got a special song
This is what a jetlagged 7-year-old looks like in the baby blanket Farmor made him:
Mommy is melting
The party request was a sports theme again (of course): Mario and Sonic at the Rio Olympic Games 2016. I cooked up hot dogs per the birthday boy’s request (most parties have pizza without fail, so there were some surprised comments from the kids but most of them packed in a couple!) I also sprayed mini Oreos with gold edible spray to look both like a gold medal and a gold coin from Mario. The cake was the sheet cake I used last year, but with the frosting that comes with the recipe (yum): Martha Stewart’s Texas Sheet Cake.
We had the stomach bug course through our house earlier this week. On Tuesday my two sick boys still ventured out to pick up Conor from school. Eoin was twelve hours ahead of Eamon so he even helped pull the sled.
Using those muscles
Look at all those cars. I was way happier using the sled… And, CUTEness!!!
Today (Thursday) was called a snow day the night before. We are all well now, but I really really don’t want to go out in it! Windchill will be down to -8F (-22C).
The blog has been extraordinarily quiet knitwise. I was doing a secret project for my mother-in-law’s birthday, but it took a lot longer than I envisioned. It was laceweight mohair and incorporated a simple “spin stitch” effect, where you put the stitches on a cable needle and spin it either clockwise or anti-clockwise depending on the row. It turned out really well.
A couple of weeks ago we had a Family Pasta Night for the school. There was drumming as part of it. It was pretty impossible to talk to anyone, or maintain any sanity, but the boys had a blast. Eamon really loved all the drums, bells…
I have had a fierce sweet tooth recently. I have tried not to buy any chocolate, so if I have a craving I need to bake. I decided to use Conor’s upcoming birthday as an excuse to satisfy my sweet tooth!
Not exactly a “Pinterest Fail”, but need some work (but YUM!)