wednesday night we are staying the night at my parents house and im going to bake pies and cookies for thanksgiving lunch. before said lunch we are getting up as a family and delivering free meals to homeless? impoverished folks? who knows! who cares! people who have been designated as in need of a free thanksgiving meal. im really glad we can take the kids with us because i wasnt really thinking they would do well in a setting like a soup kitchen/shelter for prolonged amounts of time.
today i am brewing up ideas for the craft/goodie exchange i signed up for. to get some inspiration im experimenting with some goodies to see how they might hold up in transport today. im sure my husband will happily gobble up my experiments. there is one recipe (that i can't post, nor even allude to since my two exchangers are on my friends list!) that i really love making but they aren't ship-able so im trying to work that out if i can before the big trip to the post office.
olive is a nudist. are you surprised? does anyone get surprised at her hijinx anymore? at least twice a day she will sneak beside me and yell TA DA! and run off naked as a jaybird. she is getting ready to potty train, i can feel it. whenever she is stinky she takes off her diaper and every day she tells me she has to potty. when i put her on it it's obvious she's just gone. better than her taking off her diaper during nap time and peeing the bed. OH WAIT THAT HAPPENED TODAY IN MY BED. oy vey that child. love her to pieces but sit still for a minute! :)
augustine is in the children's choir at church and they are performing "go tell it on the mountain" on christmas eve. we've been listening and practicing and ok i've got to be gut honest here. i kinda sorta (but really really really) hope he is that kid who's like HI MOM!!! when he's supposed to be singing. listen, i dont get a traditional paycheck for being a stay at home mom. no one hands me a stack of bills or pats me on the back at the end of the day, week, whatever and says "way to raise those human beings lady!" so what im saying is my paycheck is in the form of stuff like that. im hoping they teach him a sweet new dance at choir practice too. (that video never gets old)
unrelated but um, hi. be mine