Thursday, January 24, 2013

Ordinary Days

One of my 'not-favorite' jobs is grocery shopping.  One early Sunday morning (the best time to go to the grocery store in my opinion-no one is there and I can go alone with Jeff at home with the kids) I set the timer on the stove for 60 minutes and told Patrick and Andrew that I bet I could beat it back before it counted down.  I dashed off-I had my list ready and sped up and down the aisles at lightning speed.  They were so excited when they heard the garage door open, knowing it was me, that I heard them cheer from inside the door. 15 minutes to spare!  When I came in I said, "Let's carry these groceries in and put them away and see if we can beat the timer".  We did it!

Do you think perhaps she might be outgrowing the bathroom sink?  

A cookie tower.  (Here is the recipe I use most often.)

Mr. Rogers.  My mom bought me a little book of Mr. Roger's quotes for Christmas and I was singing the theme song to Patrick and he asked what song it was.  I found an episode on You Tube.  There is nothing like Mr. Rogers nowadays, I'll tell you that much.  So calm and relaxing, I love it.

My Dad is third from left in front.  Pretty darn impressive. 

My 2013 motto, right above the kitchen sink.  

13 comments:

  1. The grocery beat the timer thing is something I would do. Ha! So funny! I couldn't open your blog for some reason yesterday, so glad I could today. Your one of my favorites!

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  2. I couldn't open your blog yesterday either. It redirected me somewhere else and then that site didn't even exist. Whew! Glad you're back!:)

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  3. When my son was younger I always found the show "Franklin" to be a quiet and soothing little program. I can't tolerate some of the shows that are on TV for little kids these days.
    Why does everything have to be so loud and in your face?

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  4. I love that picture of your dad! My dad went to boot camp in Parris Island too!

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  5. Love cute Janey and all those soft baby rolls!! I grew up with Mr rogers and was happy to see the new series called Daniel Tigers Neighborhood on PBS. It's animated, use most of the songs from the original Mr Rogers and even have some of the same characters too. My MaryJane who is the same age as Patrick loves watching the little episodes online and play some of the Daniel Tiger Neighborhood games too. Check it out

    http://www.pbs.org/parents/daniel/

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  6. You can watch full episodes of Mr. Roger's here:http://pbskids.org/rogers/videos/index.html

    That was my favorite growing up too!

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  7. Love your ordinary days! That photo of your dad is impressive! I wonder how much your brother is like your dad?

    I look forward to keeping on the "sunny side"...especially since we get about as much sunshine as Alaska!

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  8. I LOVE Mr Rogers! I literally cried the day he died- my first born was tiny and I wanted his show to stay on for my kids...and it didn't. So glad to know its online! :)

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  9. I used to wash my babies in the sink too. It's just so much easier than bending over the side of the tub.

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  10. Yay! You're back! Where did you find that cute "sunny side" plaque? I'd love to have one!

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  11. I third Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood. It's so sweet - my 4 and 2 year olds both love it.

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  12. Did you know you can get entire old episodes of Mr. Rogers right from the PBS Kids website? pbskids.org/rogers Then click on videos at the bottom right under the picture of Fred Rogers and you can choose an episode to watch! Love to watch this with my kids!

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