A "Normal" Day

I love "normal" days. Housework. Schoolwork. Training. Laughing. You know, the stuff life's made of. Today was a "normal" day.

This morning Curly Girl got all dolled up to go spend part of the day with Mrs. Betty, one of the widows in our church. They made plans to eat lunch together and go to the store to browse the toy aisles. I'm so glad that my kids have substitute grandmothers who love on them since their grandmas live far away.

Big sister Bookworm loaned Curly Girl a pair of hoop earrings, put her hair up in a ponytail, and dabbed some lip gloss on her lips. Curly Girl only had one handwriting worksheet to complete today, so after we reviewed phonics blends and the five addition family she was ready to head out the door. Can you tell she's happy to have a special date?


Bookworm finished up her study on Sequoyah, the famous Cherokee Indian who developed a written alphabet, as part of her Georgia history class. She even got to practice writing some Cherokee symbols.

This afternoon I baked six dozen cookies for three first-time visiting families we had at church on Sunday. I made Cream Cheese Cookies and The Butler's Chocolate Chip Cookies. This was my first batch using Becky's (actually, her husband's) recipe which I found here. Mr. C said that he prefers The Butler's over my usual chocolate chip cookie. My feelings weren't hurt one bit. I think I've found a new favorite cookie dough. :)
Cream Cheese Cookies

The Butler's Chocolate Chip Cookies


Bookworm did a splendid job folding a load of cleaning towels for me. She is such a wonderful helper around the house. She was singing hymns at the top of her voice while she folded. I stood in the next room and smiled to myself while I listened to her. I wish I were always so cheerful when it comes to doing my chores.
After all of the day's lessons had been checked I found a few spare moments to play Frisbee with Buddy. He ran around the yard like a little tornado. I think he'll sleep soundly tonight.
Can you tell from my new blog look that I'm in the mood for spring? I guess I need to get the Valentine's decorations down from the attic. Maybe climbing up and down the stairs will count as my exercise tomorrow. :)

I hope you had a nice, "normal" day, too!

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008
A "Normal" Day
I love "normal" days. Housework. Schoolwork. Training. Laughing. You know, the stuff life's made of. Today was a "normal" day.

This morning Curly Girl got all dolled up to go spend part of the day with Mrs. Betty, one of the widows in our church. They made plans to eat lunch together and go to the store to browse the toy aisles. I'm so glad that my kids have substitute grandmothers who love on them since their grandmas live far away.

Big sister Bookworm loaned Curly Girl a pair of hoop earrings, put her hair up in a ponytail, and dabbed some lip gloss on her lips. Curly Girl only had one handwriting worksheet to complete today, so after we reviewed phonics blends and the five addition family she was ready to head out the door. Can you tell she's happy to have a special date?


Bookworm finished up her study on Sequoyah, the famous Cherokee Indian who developed a written alphabet, as part of her Georgia history class. She even got to practice writing some Cherokee symbols.

This afternoon I baked six dozen cookies for three first-time visiting families we had at church on Sunday. I made Cream Cheese Cookies and The Butler's Chocolate Chip Cookies. This was my first batch using Becky's (actually, her husband's) recipe which I found here. Mr. C said that he prefers The Butler's over my usual chocolate chip cookie. My feelings weren't hurt one bit. I think I've found a new favorite cookie dough. :)
Cream Cheese Cookies

The Butler's Chocolate Chip Cookies


Bookworm did a splendid job folding a load of cleaning towels for me. She is such a wonderful helper around the house. She was singing hymns at the top of her voice while she folded. I stood in the next room and smiled to myself while I listened to her. I wish I were always so cheerful when it comes to doing my chores.
After all of the day's lessons had been checked I found a few spare moments to play Frisbee with Buddy. He ran around the yard like a little tornado. I think he'll sleep soundly tonight.
Can you tell from my new blog look that I'm in the mood for spring? I guess I need to get the Valentine's decorations down from the attic. Maybe climbing up and down the stairs will count as my exercise tomorrow. :)

I hope you had a nice, "normal" day, too!

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16 Comments:
Blogger Karen said...
I really like your new look! Very pretty.
We had a "normal" day too, and boy was I glad. We did schoolwork, then tonight after supper we did a history project that I'll be posting tomorrow.
Your girls are so sweet looking. I love it when Alaina sings around here too, and she doesn't know anyone's listening. :o)

Blogger Becky said...
What a very lovely, lovely day. A happy, healthy, cookie filled home. I am so glad y'all are enjoying the Butler's cookies. He did come up with a good one didn't he??

Enjoy some more!

Blogger momofmhasr said...
those cookies look so good!
I am hosting a giveaway on my blog, come see. Michelle C
http://homeschoolblogger.com/momofmhasr/
just scroll down a bit.

Blogger Sarah said...
Aww curly girl looks so cute!

Blogger Mishel said...
Your girls are just too cute! : )And I *love* normal days too...it's been a normal week for us so far and it's been so long since we had one, I'm lovin' every minute of it!

I'm going to have to try the cream cheese cookies. We head up the Bake-n-Take ministry at church (like yours, where we hand out plates of goodies to first time visitors) and these cookies would be great!

And your new blog design looks so pretty! : )

Heard through the grapeview about the Butler's cookies. I thought I'd better stop by and check things out. My precious blogging friend in Texas was busy making this recipe today for her Bible study tonight. Being a chocolate lover I have a feeling I'm missing something. Tomorrow might just have to be a Becky and the Butler cookie day...yummy!

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Ginger,
Thank you for stopping by! The Butler's cookies were a big hit at our house. :)

Blogger Missy said...
those cookies look yummy! i love your new blog look :) i love pink ( i have three girls)

blessings,
missy

Blogger Jacki said...
You have adorable girls! Reading about Curly Girl's date with her "adopted grandma" made me think back to mine. I was about her age, and our next door neighbors became my adopted grandparents. I'd be over there all the time. Such wonderful memories. :-)

Blogger Mommy said...
Curly girl looks like she enjoys being a lady. :) What a blessing to have famlies in your church like that!

I love your new blog look. It looks very professional. Did you hire someone to do it? Or are you just very talented?! :)

I have been thinking about Schnauzers as a family dog if we ever got one. I had one when I was a little girl. Does Buddy get along well with the children?

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Mommy,
You know that I'm not the least bit creative. :) I found the basic template (free, of course!) and customized it just a bit. I still have some tweaking to do.

Buddy gets along very well with the kids. He's a bit on the high-strung side. He will get in Dewey's face and just bark and bark. He's all bark and no bite. In fact, he's afraid of his own shadow! :) Dewey ignores him. Buddy was the runt of the litter.

The first dog we had after we got married was a Shi-tzu. I would love to have another one someday.

Blogger Trixie said...
Hello Mrs C.

I'm just popping in to catch up on my blog reading.

Firstly, I LOVE the new look, especially the beautiful flower bud header!

Secondly, what yummy looking cookies. Little Nut (such a cute blog child name)and bookworm are two cute. You can definately tell they are yours -- they have your smile.

Take Care,

Trixie

Blogger Laura said...
Hello Mrs C, nice to meet you :o) I have enjoyed looking at your blog. It is wonderful to have a normal day! I noticed you have Mission Motherhood in your reading basket. I have had the book for a while but not read it yet...I think you motivated me to do so. I am looking forward to your new blog entries as well.

GOd bless your ministry,
Laura

Blogger HOPE said...
Mrs. C...is that pup a SCHNAUZER???

Hope...

Blogger Mrs. C said...
Hope,
Yes, that's our little mini schnauzer, Buddy. He's two years old and still acts like a puppy! :)

Blogger HOPE said...
I LOVE Schnauzers..the BEST of the pet world! I currently have GUS he is suppose to be a mini but border lines a Standard! His dad is very small...mmm? we had another sweet girl but had to have her put to sleep 6 months ago after 13 years of her sweet life. They are such obedient pets and so loving. If you visit my other blog this is the day you can view photos of GUS who also is 2 yrs. old. The cutest I haven't posted yet.

Pat Buddy on the head for me ;)

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