Sly is in his room for a "nap" (i.e. talking to himself, banging, and playing with toys), Stella is asleep on the Boppy in my lap, and I need to get back to cooking and cleaning, as we are having dinner guests!
My mother-in-law was visiting. We treated her to a home-cooked steak dinner on Saturday, to thank her for doing our taxes for us again this year (she does it for a living, and is always happy to take care of them for us as well).
Stella got her first tooth, finally. Sly has been copying me, and calling her "Stella one-tooth." He keeps asking to "feel her little toothy."
I baked some banana cookies on Friday which were fantastic. We didn't have orange zest, but I doubled the vanilla to make up for it.
I started caring for my hair according to Curly Girl. I had heard of this book from a few different people who all claimed it changed their lives. It explains how to care properly for curly hair in a way that keeps it healthy and looking beautiful. I always figured it wasn't for me, but when I picked it up last week at the library, I saw there was a section for wavy hair as well. That's what I have, though I've always used a blow-dryer and a brush to smooth out the waves. I decided to just go for it, and let my hair do its natural thing for a little while. Here are the results from day one:
|The book says that sometimes, more curls will form after a few weeks. I'm gonna try to stick it out and see what happens.|
We needed new tires on the car. It cost over $500, and that was for the cheapest ones. Ugh. And we might not even have the car too much longer. Should I happen to get pregnant again, we'll need to trade it in for something bigger. But Tom and I had a rare rare opportunity to spend a few hours alone while we waited for the tires to be put on. My MIL stayed home with the kids, and we got a chance to walk around and shop for Mother's Day gifts. Did you know that that's next Sunday?! Because I sure didn't.
We also got our morning glory seedlings all planted in planters set along the base of our porch again. We used twice the amount as last year, and mixed the blue and red ones. We could potentially have some very pretty results come August.
Some plans for the week:
Having some friends for dinner tonight, joining a friend and her little man for lunch on Wednesday. Possibly taking the kids to library story time. They do such a nice job at those, telling stories and singing songs with the kids. It's like preschool, or at least what I remember of it. But Sly is always the only kid just sitting there, refusing to do anything. He claims he enjoys it, though.
I also hope to finally finish painting our kitchen table. That's been in the works for over a week now, and I hate not having a table in there!
If I find some time for myself, I would like to...
Turn some tanktops into nursing tanks!
While I'm at it, I'm also going to cut out the elastic bands from those stupid "built-in bras" that so many tanktops have. They are designed, I think, for people who are much smaller in that area than I am (especially while nursing), so they just dig in very uncomfortably on me in all the wrong places.
Prayer intentions for the week:
Some friends who are experiencing infertility.
Something that makes me smile:
Watching my kids play together. No one can get Stella to crack up as well as Sly can. He just has to make a funny sound, or pop out from behind some object, and she bursts into laughter. So sweet.
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