Well I think I have some direction for next week… we are going to have our own version of “Reading Week”… each day we are going to read a minimum of 3 books. They will either be read TO the boys, read BY the boys or read WITH the boys. After we do each book we will then do some sort of activity after… either draw a picture, write about it, do a craft… so that at the end of the week we have a book about the books we read. I am going to spend some time searching through our shelves here at home first to see what books we haven’t read together yet… and then on Saturday we will make a family trip to the library to pick out more. My sister in law Holly sent me a page that she uses with our nephew Jimmie. So we have a great starting point.
Last night’s supper on our meal plan was a success… but even more so were the brownies with chocolate chips in them that Ken and Ted made last night. Talk about decadent! They used the recipe on the cocoa container as usual! I could not finish my two pieces in one sitting!!! Of course Ken had to brag about them via text to Karyn (who was in Saskatchewan until today visiting her parents) who is now expecting her own share when she visits next (something we can willingly and easily provide!).
Tonight’s meal plan calls for meatball subs… homemade of course! I think I have shared the recipe for these previously. You can find our recipe for meatball subs and our banana bread in THIS ENTRY. With a side of corn. Yum!! Ken wants our freezer to be empty pretty much when we move so I have to start baking with all the fruit and applesauce I have frozen in the past.
In fact that is something that already has my mind reeling – in 2 months we have to be packed up in entirety and then move! This is a big move for us, to a city we have CHOSEN and I am nervous and excited all rolled into one. Ken is searching for a rental now and I am already starting to pack things up, not up and completely away but into buckets and labelled for access… things like our foam and random craft supplies or my fabric and loose cross stitch supplies. Then we are putting the boxes away in a way that we can still access them. This all has to occur during the month of April, which you may realize is ALSO Trinity’s birthday month (April 26th) so now I have another conundrum… what do I do about her 3rd birthday party? Do I pack with the party in mind, have it earlier in the month here? Or do we wait til we are moved to the new place and settled? I need to make a decision soon as people DO need advance notice to come… I am actually leaning more toward packing and putting away so that we have the space and decorations for the party. After all, we don’t need to have all their toys out to have fun and really won’t be inviting too many kids. We tend to have smaller parties as is… I am hoping to make THAT decision by the end of the month. HOPING.
Today was mainly a copy book/workbook kind of day for the boys… ABC and 123, basics. There has been a little frustration – Gavin gets really upset if he is wrong and it has been a bit of a battle to remind him that pencils have erasers for a reason. Zander on the other hand is doing amazingly well compared to his “pre glasses” stage. There is still frustration and stubbornness but it is much better!
That spice Ted left with us – Ken added it to my steak at lunch and a little to our meatballs tonight, well we found out the name. It is called Mitmita. Very yummy with a hotness that sort of sneaks up on you!
So a little more packing tonight – I have another tub to fill, and of course some relaxing. Hopefully before too much longer Ken can get me some boxes. The sooner I get the extras put away the better!