Jeremiah 33:11, "...the voices of those who bring thank offerings to the house of the Lord, saying,Went to get the little ladies up and they were still sound asleep! So, I enjoyed a little snuggle time with Samuel while nursing, changing him - and we played together a few mintues before the girls got up!
"Give thanks to the Lord Almighty,
for the Lord is good;
His love endures forever."
Normal morning routine: breakfast, reading, dishwasher and dishdrainer emptied. Dressed and ready to go to the grocery store. I decided to skip the park as it was very misty and looking like rain and we needed a few things for tomorrow and the weekend.
Off to the store - my cute little shoppers:
When we got home, Samuel took a short nap while the girls played in the rainy day trunk. They made something artistic - but had the most fun playing in the lid of the trunk and pretending to sleep in there!
After that, a tea party and Charlotte's Web - thanks for the fun goodies Elise! After we ate, I painted their fingernails and toenails! And, while they finished their movie - I folded the remaining two loads of laundry and put them away! Yeah!
I will admit by this point being very ready for nap/quiet time! Sometimes I think having fun is more work for Mama than her regular work! I am happy for the opportunity to help them have fun and create happy memories, I was just tired!
Rachel went down while Emily and Samuel played together and I started mixing up a quadruple batch of brownies! I usually don't use mix, but they were on a good sale and it seemed like the smart choice during a busy week! These are for the Giving part of my day tomorrow.
Next, Samuel and Emily went down and I did Satin Hands on my hands and feet! Fabulous! I popped in Christmas Child and painted my fingernails and toenails! Then, Samuel got up - apparently refusing to take a nap - sigh.
I worked on this post a bit and then something crafty:
Yes, I have a tutorial planned for sharing how to make these and there will be some for sale next week at The Rusty Robin sale.
We read a book, looked at the mail, played outside - a relaxing hour!
I came in and frosted the brownies:
After dinner, we enjoyed the Pumpkin Pie Popsicles. I had some leftover pumpkin from making pumpkin bread the other morning and it worked out great to use the remainder in this recipe!
I am guessing - but I think it was a bit less than 1 c. pumpkin puree. The original recipe calls for butternut squash - since I had the pumpkin, I opted for that.
Put pumpkin in a mixing bowl and add 1/2 c. pure maple syrup (I used homemade syrup); 2/3 c. light cream (I used leftover evaporated milk) and 1/2 - 3/4 tsp. pumpkin pie spice. Blend together and spoon into molds - freeze.
I thought these were very tasty - but my girls were not as impressed as I thought they would be. If you try them - let me know what you thought!
Just because: I love Christmas movies! Do you have a favorite? I'd love to discover some new ones!!