In like a lion
It's not stone soup, it's nut soup. I prefer to avoid using the alcohol burners for lab whenever possible. (open flame, teenagers, church kitchen.... nope)
FFA sold strawberries as a fundraiser and I bought a bunch and made two batches of jam. The girls were very excited because we had finished out last jar and they pronounced our other options offensive on their "Peter jelly and butter." How is peach jam bad? Or Oregon Marionberry? (Seriously, marionberry is the best jam ever, and Kroger has it! woot woot!)
I felt like milkshakes one night. Cadence approved.
Saturday evening we went to the soup supper. I was supposed to bring pies... I confess that the filling for the cherry pie I brought came straight from a can. I am ashamed of myself and I will do better next time. (long story involving poor planning on my part...)
Sunday evening we went to the farm for pizza, not for my Mom's birthday. The girls and Jack have a hard time sharing Grandpa and Grandma sometimes, and they think Jakey needs to come back and live at Grandma Kathy's house again.
Yay for windy spring weather. Or something. There were tornado warnings Tuesday night and
Some modern dance going on since the toys were picked up. In the dark, because Emmy said so.
Enjoying a break in the wind.
We like outside.
Happy baby and little miss piggy tails.
Bob stuck her in front of the kitchen cabinets and she tried to make off with a jar of peanuts.
I made a batch of homemade ice cream. We were discussing Thermodynamics in chemistry this week, and thermo is boring. And confusing. And ice cream makes everything better, especially homemade ice cream with sprinkles! (It's also a great visual for heat transfer and latent heat) I passed around a small bag of mix inside a bag of ice and salt, but churned the rest of it with the ice cream maker.
We went to potluck at Brent and Janelle's that evening. Sliders and appetizers- I took salad skewers, caprese and wedge. I took a picture because they looked so pretty and fancy.
We played some fun games. I think Linkee is my new favorite trivia type game. Haha. So we were winning, and had to leave to pick up the girls and they were still playing.... The clues I had heard were Eskimo, Peck, and Bob got Air as we walked out the door. I figured out the link about halfway to the van and Bob said I should go back in... so I opened the door, said, "it's KISS," and shut the door again. So basically we won. :)
The girls were having a great time at Kenna's house, but we had to get up early-ish the next morning to help Matt and Lena move. Shelly and I hung out with all the kids at her house and the men did the hard work. Or maybe, Shelly and I did the hard work. Gideon has been clingy, Cadence has been clingy, Cecily and Emmy are territorial and don't like to share, and poor Jack was stuck in the middle. Also, three of them had drippy runny noses. They were all crying/fussing in this picture.
So we did what any beleaguered babysitters would do- Shaun the Sheep to the rescue. Although, it didn't really help with the two fussy little babies.
It was pretty much a three ring circus getting all five kids into our vehicles to go to the new house for lunch. Our three crazies were mostly good eating lunch. Mostly.
Today we went to Elise's wedding. It was a good day. A little bit crazy, but good. My parents weren't there and the girls were very confused. I got all teary when she walked in- the last of my generation of Washington girls to get married. We stopped at the condos afterward and said hello to Grandma and Pearl... then Bob took Cecily and Emmy home and I went to the reception. There were a lot of people there, so Cadence and I had to wait a while. She was pretty good, but she was pretty much done (she shrieks like a nazgul!) and we still weren't through the line so Kandace and Carli took her. I skipped the food and we still didn't make it home until 5.
Where's Cadence? Peek-a-boo!
And now I am really tired and I really hope the girls sleep in and we get snowed in tomorrow. (Both are highly unlikely.)