Thursday, April 7, 2011

Washing the Floor

My floor was in desperate need of a washing the other day.  Since the girls were home from school (it was a snow day) I decided to enlist their help.  I had them change into their old swimsuits.  Then I gave them a pail of water and some rags and let them go to town.  They think that this is a lot of fun.  They get to wear their swimsuits in the winter, play with water, and help mom.  When they are done washing I give them an old towel to dry the floor.  Voila, a clean floor and fun activity for kids. 

Star and Sky hard at work scrubbing the floor.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

My menu planning has been pretty haphazard while I wasn't posting it on my blog.  That combined with general pregnancy fatigue and a lack of desire to cook (and sometimes to even eat) while pregnant has led to a few too many convenience meals.  I know my menus are never very interesting to read but posting them helps me to actually put together a menu and follow it.  So this is the plan for this week:

Monday:  Roast chicken, potatoes, gravy, and corn.
I still have some old hens in my freezer that I need to use up so I will cook a couple in my slow cooker.  They turn out nice and tender that way and we can use the leftover meat all week.

Tuesday: Chicken quesadillas (made with leftover chicken) and broccoli salad.

Wednesday:  Chicken noodle soup (made with leftover chicken again) and biscuits.

Thursday:  It is Star's day to cook.  I think she is wanting to make devilled eggs or egg salad sandwiches.

Friday:  Not sure yet.  Either pizza or pasta.

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A Little Update

So I thought I would update you all on a few things that happened during my blogging break.  First of all LK turned 1 in February.  I cannot believe my little  boy is one.  He is walking all over the place now and is quite a climber.  I have found him standing on the kitchen table numerous times and he also climbs right up on top of the back of the couch.  He is not saying and words yet but he does make a few sounds (mmmm for cow, vrmm for vehicles, grrrrr for lions and other animals).  He loves books with real pictures of animals and can make the signs for most farm animals.  For his 1st birthday we didn't have much of a party as the girls had a skating competition that same weekend but we did have Grandpa over for supper and I made an apple crisp for his birthday cake. 

LK in his highchair

LK awaiting his birthday cake.

In other news the girls were keeping busy with skating and school.  They went to one skating competition in a neighbouring town and the year ended with the clubs own skating carnival.  The girls both enjoyed a good year in skating and improved a lot.

                Sky at the skating carnival.                                                 
Star at the skating carnival.

So currently the girls are not in any activities which makes our schedule a little less busy.  I was hoping that we would be spending a lot of time outside by now biking, horseback riding, and what not.  However we are still covered by a blanket of snow here in Sask.  In fact the girls are home from school today on a snow day as we were hit with a big snow storm over the weekend.  Hopefully we will have some warmer weather soon.