Saturday, May 31, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
They are a new staple in the Jeffcoat House! No mess (not even for my Judah) and even my picky eater likes them. We keep ours in the frig and heat them for about 10 seconds and viola! These days, we love all things convenient and mess-free!!
Monday, May 26, 2008
After an afternoon in the children's e.r., an IRS debacle, some dental issues, a broken car window (2 weeks after taking comprehensive insurance off), Jonah's birthday and school parties, and some other let downs and disappointments I think we may be able to have a "normal" week. Preschool is officially out for the summer so the boys and I are looking forward to just being lazy this coming week and splashing around in the sprinkler and kiddie pool (I don't think I could handle all 3 of them at a big pool yet all alone). I have a daily schedule for them all planned out and I'm back on track with my menu planning.
We have 8 more weeks before Olivia arrives and we haven't even begun on her room. It is so funny how much things change from child to child. Cole's nursery was complete, organized, and stocked by month 6. I probably won't have Olivia's complete until after she comes home.
In the name of accountability, here is our planned weekly menu:
Black Bean Soup with Tortillas
Steak; Sweet Potatoes; Caesar Salad
Marinated Grilled Chicken Breasts; Sautéed Spinach; Croissants with Honey Butter
Shrimp Fettuccini Alfredo; Steamed Broccoli
Pizza and Cookies (A.K.A. Old Faithful)
Friday, May 23, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
1) Never underestimate your children. They are brilliant, brave, and fiercely resilient. Under the most stressful of circumstances they surprise you the most with how encouraging, loving, and helpful they can be.
2) It constantly amazes me how God takes me to the brink of my breaking point and reels me back in. He is stretching me spiritually and psychologically at the same time this physical body of mine is being stretched out of whack. He constantly reminds me how faithful and steadfast He is above all. Just when I want to crawl into a ball and disappear, His light shines through and brightens my day. Thank you, Jesus!
Thursday, May 15, 2008
P.S. A shout out goes to Leslie, too! She came up with "Jeffcoat Jungle" which, consequently, is the same theme I am doing the boys' room.
(at least in the Jeffcoat house):
1- When did I start preparing 2 different dinners?
2- Would I rather eat or sleep?
3- Are we really watching this movie again?
4- There are no kids in here, why is this movie still on?
5- It's quiet; what are they up to?
6- Do we have milk?
7- Does anyone have to use the potty before we go?
8- Who can I find to babysit (hard to come by when you have 3)?
9- Where is your brother?
10- How much longer until nap time?
11- Should I run over there now that he has fallen or see if he gets up right away?
12- How many p-nut butter and jelly sandwiches can they really eat in one week ( I really do cook, they just always prefer a sandwich instead)?
13- Do they need a bath tonight?
Monday, May 12, 2008
So, all extra time has been used to clean out, find creative storage solutions, and beginning to get things in some order my type A self can deal with; oh, and naps! I'll try to do better.