Friday, October 26, 2012

Friday Favorites

I really can't believe it's time to do one of these again. Seriously? I know I'll thank myself later. 

1. We pretty much spent most of the past week being sick with a cold. We've overlapped each other, so there hasn't been much of a break, and it seems that some of the kids are in for round two with it. It's a really nasty bug, so I'd have to say that tops on my list of favorites is our good health when we have it. Please return to us, good health, so I can tell you in person how much I love and appreciate you. Thanks.

2. It seems that this particular illness spurred on a Potato Head Fest. When you're not feeling great, playing with a potato seems like a nice thing to do, I guess. Especially when you can team up with your also-sick siblings. Edith started it all, and it didn't take long for most of the other kids to join in. I loved it when Edith walked up to me where I was sitting and shoved her Potato in my hands saying, "Hold the tato." 

You can't tell in the photo, but there's a nose on the other side. Fantastic.

This is Edith's last creation (the kid is an artistic genius, if you ask me):

The Potato Head Fest lasted for a few days and it was awesome. I love seeing my kids getting creative (yes, even with potatoes).

3. Bud lost his second tooth on Monday night. It tumbled out as I helped him brush his teeth (he's been having a bit of a hard time keeping them well-brushed since the front 7 are all in varying stages of looseness). Anyway, luckily I was there to fish it out from under his tongue with the toothbrush. He told me he would have just spit it in the sink, thinking it was a glob of toothpaste. I love being present for these fun moments with my kids. 

4. On a related note, the Tooth Fairy actually came on the night Bud lost his tooth! Amazing.

5. On Tuesday, when I was out working in the yard (trying not to let this cold completely defeat me), I saw this lone rose blooming in our rose beds. I normally hate roses, but this one seemed a sign of hope. A sign of perseverance. Or something. Luckily I had my phone on me so I snapped a photo. It's really pretty (for a rose).

6. We let the kids try on their costumes on Tuesday, just to make sure we had our bases covered. Getting Edith back out of hers was a bit of a task. She even ate dinner in it (butternut squash chowder, you can see it around her mouth). The cutest frog around, I think. I can't wait to see her trick-or-treating on Halloween!

7. We awoke to our first snow of the season yesterday morning. I loved hearing the awe in Edith's voice as she said, "Snow! On ground. Pretty. Wet. Cold. White. Snow." Having a baby makes everything so much more monumental.

8. I looked over at Edith where she was sitting on the couch yesterday to see that she had gathered a few friends around to sit with her. She's so social. It was adorable.

9. When I was going through the papers from Bud's backpack this morning, I came across this story. I love it. Probably because I know how hard it is for him to write such small little blurbs and make them as interesting and descriptive as he'd like to. 

I just love that his little fishy with the googly eyes is going to have FUN in the Tunnel of Doom. Awesome.

The past few days have been a bit rough, but that's just because I'm still not feeling well and Rophone is in San Francisco (and he'd better have a blast or else there was no point in sending him!). I'll continue to pray for patience and put money in the kids' therapy fund. 


patti's place said...

Looks like you're surviving and it's bring out the creativity in all of you! Love you!

jww said...

Very awesome. Glad you survived. Love the potato heads. Too funny.