What a week! I have been very busy the last few days (too busy to even check my favorite blogs-gasp!), but it has been a profitable week.
Monday and Tuesday were pretty normal school days. The children used their art time to make birthday cards for Mr. C. The picture of the cake below was drawn freehand by Bookworm, and let me just say that I am envious of her artistic ability. I couldn’t even trace a cake and have it actually look like one! I thought they did a good job on their banner, too. You can tell that we haven’t covered the rules for apostrophes in contractions yet!
Mr. C has been doing the low-carb thing lately, so I did not make him his usual coconut creme birthday pie; he’s not a huge cake fan. So, Tuesday night the kids made mini-cakes using the Reynolds FunShapes mentioned here. They chose strawberry cake with chocolate frosting. Their favorite part was licking the frosting off of their fingers– hmmm, I wonder how they just happened to get their hands covered in chocolate???
Wednesday the kids were up with the birds to wish their beloved daddy a happy birthday. We tackled our school work and then headed off to a nearby town for Mr. C’s birthday lunch. It rained ALL DAY LONG! Seriously, it never stopped until it was time to head to church! Thankfully the rain did not deter folks from being in the Lord’s house. In fact, we had two visitors in our Patch the Pirate Kids’ Club! We took our remaining cakes to church to share with the Club. I’m sure all of the parents appreciated the fact that I was filling their children with tons of sugar at 8 p.m. on a school night.
Thursday the weather cooled off considerably following all the rain. It was nice enough to head up into the attic and tackle the 15 huge Rubbermaid containers filled with my children’s out-grown clothes. I am guilty of hanging on to every piece of clothing the kids have ever had, some for sentimental reasons, but most just because I know the next kid down the line can wear it, too! Well, I am happy to report that we now have only 8 boxes of hand-me-downs taking up space. Really, how many outfits do they truly need?!
On Friday I took 7 boxes of clothes to the consignment shop and told them to have at it! The woman who owns the store is probably hoping I never go up in the attic again, much less set foot in her store! Hopefully I will make some money on the
clutter precious garments I relinquished. I have to admit, it was really hard to part with some of those cute little outfits that the kids wore when they were smaller.
After the burden-lifting, the kids and I went to the library (the librarians get scared when I walk in there, too) and to the grocery store. We went home and finished school, then back up into the attic I went. Mr. C and I puttered around until 1 a.m. gathering goodies for this morning’s yard sale. Oh, yes, I am a glutton for punishment! We had great weather today, and we sold almost everything we put out. I think it helped that we ran a classified ad for our sale. Our little weekly paper for our itty-bitty town usually has 3-5 yard sale ads each week. Guess how many there were for today? 30! I kid you not!–but we still had a good sale. I have vowed not to have another one for at least 5 years.
My little darlings have been tucked in for the night, and I am off to finish up my Sunday school lesson. I hope you all have a blessed Sunday, and I’ll “see” you on Monday, um, if I get my house cleaned up; it looks like a tornado blew through here!