= our ~14 year old toaster oven (it is the age of our marriage because it was a wedding gift!). Thank you to those that pointed out I could do mini baking projects in here!
= petite artiste. I picked up a refill of washable watercolors at the grocery store (she had used up her last set!). This activity is surprisingly not as messy as one might think. As long as the continues to remember “ON THE PAPER!”
= last night’s feast from Dinner Illustrated – cooking victory that all kids liked at least 2 parts of. Chicken with mole sauce (rather labor intensive but tasty), plantains sautéed in coconut oil, lime rice with black beans, and green beans.
= dessert bar! Special treat because . . . it was Saturday night, and coronavirus?!
Three Good Things:
1- The kids have been enjoying watching Disney movies at night — and I am very grateful that G will sit there with A&C and watch with them. It gives Josh and I a chance to clean up, talk, etc. (Interestingly, I remember that when Annabel was that age it really bothered me that she was so mesmerized by the screen, and I went lengths to avoid it!)
2- Um, did you SEE the gelato up there? The banana caramel crunch was A+.
3- The kids have been consistently sleeping past 7. So, so, SO grateful for this. (And it better not change just because I posted about it!!)
Tomorrow = back to work, kids back to “school”. Our school district offered up loaner laptops for people that didn’t have them at home for their kids, so we picked up 2 yesterday. Annabel’s required reading has arrived (thx prime shipping) and I got them fresh composition notebooks just because why not. I will be working (from home) tomorrow, but plan to help them get started.