This was our breakfast this morning--lemon poppyseed bread. It tasted good enough to have been made from scratch, but I have to be honest and say that I had a little help from Betty Crocker. :) Last week there was a buy one/get one free special on bread mix, plus I had a coupon, so each box only cost me about 50 cents. Mixing a bit of the glaze with some butter made for a delicious spread.

Things were pretty normal around our house today. We finished with our lessons by lunchtime, so the kids enjoyed having a couple of hours to play outside this afternoon. I really wanted to sit down on the porch with a good book, but I knew that I needed to tackle my ironing basket instead. All of the clothes have been put away, and the laundry room looks tidy once again. Bookworm has been begging me to teach her how to use the iron. I think I was about 12 years old when I starting doing my own ironing. I'm a little bit worried that she'll burn herself, but I guess it's bound to happen eventually. A small aloe plant on the laundry room counter will come in handy if she has an accident. If any of you have any training suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

This evening while Mr. C was out making some church visits the kids and I played a game of Monopoly Jr. Usually I play the "banker", but Bookworm and Mickey Mouse have been taking turns lately. They both enjoy putting their math skills to work. We've spent a lot of evenings playing board games lately. Lil' Nut is big enough now to play along with us. Notice the thumb in her mouth; we're working on that. :)


My book and I are headed for a bubble bath. Multi-tasking! :)

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Tuesday, September 04, 2007
This was our breakfast this morning--lemon poppyseed bread. It tasted good enough to have been made from scratch, but I have to be honest and say that I had a little help from Betty Crocker. :) Last week there was a buy one/get one free special on bread mix, plus I had a coupon, so each box only cost me about 50 cents. Mixing a bit of the glaze with some butter made for a delicious spread.

Things were pretty normal around our house today. We finished with our lessons by lunchtime, so the kids enjoyed having a couple of hours to play outside this afternoon. I really wanted to sit down on the porch with a good book, but I knew that I needed to tackle my ironing basket instead. All of the clothes have been put away, and the laundry room looks tidy once again. Bookworm has been begging me to teach her how to use the iron. I think I was about 12 years old when I starting doing my own ironing. I'm a little bit worried that she'll burn herself, but I guess it's bound to happen eventually. A small aloe plant on the laundry room counter will come in handy if she has an accident. If any of you have any training suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

This evening while Mr. C was out making some church visits the kids and I played a game of Monopoly Jr. Usually I play the "banker", but Bookworm and Mickey Mouse have been taking turns lately. They both enjoy putting their math skills to work. We've spent a lot of evenings playing board games lately. Lil' Nut is big enough now to play along with us. Notice the thumb in her mouth; we're working on that. :)


My book and I are headed for a bubble bath. Multi-tasking! :)

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12 Comments:
Blogger Happymama said...
Hmmm, I think I'll do a little multi-tasking tonight myself. Thanks for the idea! lol

The kids look sweet playing their board game. My kids love board games too.

~Kristi

Blogger Becky said...
That Betty has perfected the baking. Why mess with perfection?

About the ironing. I was much younger when I started ironing. Back then we ironed most everything as there was no such thing as wash and wear. My mom hated it and so taught me. She paid me a penny a piece. I laugh at that today. Slave labor!

Anyway, I distinctly remember starting with my daddy's hankerchiefs. I also did pillow cases. Those were the easy starters. If you don't have hankerchiefs around these days you might try bandanas. Pillow cases are great though.

Have fun. She can come iron for me any day. I'll pay her a penny a piece :)

Blogger Mommy said...
When I was 11 I believe, I decided to boil some eggs at 11:30 at night.

Mom had a friend over and they were chatting. At that age I enjoed "adult" company. I know I should of been in bed, but I was homeschooled, and I was the only one being homeschooled, so we were pretty relaxed.

Anyway, I was getting a bit hungry, and I wanted to make egg babies too. So I decided to boil two eggs. One to eat, and one to make a baby with.

Well, I had boiled eggs before but not so late at night, and when I was carrying the hot water to the sink to dump, I splashed some on my hand. Reflexes took over, and I dropped the pot of water all over my right leg.

To make a long story short, I ended up having to have a four day water treatment at the hospital. It was a very hard lesson to learn, I don't think I ever boiled water on my own again until I was married.

I know that children can take on alot of responsibility, but irons scare me because they are heavy and so easy to tip over and get burned on. Be careful, and use tons of supervision. :)

The Game looks fun. :) It will be nice when our guys can play a game all together like that.

Sweetie and Bean do good with Candyland, Hi Ho Cherrio, and Memory. Tiny Boy likes to mess things up. :)

Blogger Christina said...
Sounds like you had a wonderfully blessed day!!!
(My girls' favorite game is Monopoly. I never tried the Junior... How is it differant?)
The bread looks YUMMY! My daughter LOVES lemon poppyseed muffins, I have yet to find a good recipe, though.
In Him,
Christina

Blogger Mishel said...
I haven't had breakfast yet, and that bread looks so yummy--I could almost smell it through the computer! LOL

I don't remember how old Ashleigh was when she started ironing, (maybe 9 or 10ish?) but she loved to sew and craft and I started her out on easy things (like a pillowcase) or just plain fabric--and gave LOTS of supervision.

I hope you had a nice, relaxing bath! : )

And thank you for your sweet comments and prayers--I very much appreciate them!

Blogger Kelli said...
Oh, that lemon poppyseed looks delicious! Gotta love Betty Crocker!

Monopoly is my favorite board game. :0)
It looks like everyone had a fun time!

Blogger Arlene said...
Mmm-mmm, that bread looks yummy! A dear friend (who also owns a catering business) gave me a wonderful, easy recipe for lemon bread with a lemony-sweet glaze, but have never tried it with poppy seeds... I might have to see how it turns out! :) Glad you had a great day!

Blogger Arlene said...
Oh, yes, and hope you are enjoying your multi-tasking, lol ;)

Blogger Jessica said...
Oh my, that bread looks delicious!! I'll have to look for that mix.

God Bless
Jess~

Blogger Mrs. Darling said...
I have a wonderful lemon poppy seed cake I make from scratch. Hmm guess I better throw in the towel and use old' Betty. Id save myself soem time!

Love the pic of the little one with her thumb in her mouth. Sweet baby.

Blogger Karen said...
Your bread looks very good! I'll bet it was tasty.
We used to play board games a lot when the girls were smaller. I've not seen Monopoly, Jr.
My mother taught me to iron using my Dad's handkerchiefs. I've done the same thing with pillowcases to teach Alaina.
A bubble bath and a book sound pretty good to me right now!

Blogger Julie's Jewels said...
Oh boy does that bread look good!! I can almost smell it too!!

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