1 : sam tried to follow the bigs to school yesterday. i had run outside to snap a few pics of them heading out to add to my project life book, and sam put on his wellies and headed out, too. he was kind of mad at me when i made him come back home. we walked to HIS school later that morning as a compromise.
2 : after days of rainy and gray, we're getting a taste of sunny and warm. and i love it. ben played ball last night and it was actually enjoyable to be outside. when we got home, the bigs stayed outside playing with friends until it got dark.
3 : there's no school today. or monday. which is why we let them stay outside running around so late. this morning, alex helped his brothers get breakfast so that no one would wake me up. i slept till 8. heaven. then i bribed them with chocolate chip cookies so i could make a mcd's diet coke run. so far today there's been some tv watching (penguins of madagascar), reading (alex is plowing through the 1st harry potter, ben's working on the red pyramid), and running around outside.
4 : i have to enforce room cleaning today. the bigs' room is a DISASTER area. their little hang out space in the basement is, too. and ben has friends coming for a birthday sleepover. which means it HAS to get taken care of. hoping i don't have to give them the mean mommy glare too many times.
5 : sam quote of the night - "liam was having a snack, so i thought i should have one, too." i was keeping the book for ben's game (i only half knew what i was doing, but i was the only one available who even knew that much), and sam wanted to go w/ liam (his best bud) and his mom over to another field (she had two kids playing last night - one on ben's team, one not). i let him go, and he & liam came wandering back a bit later with tootsie rolls, juice boxes, and half a pretzel each. ha. thanks again, heather. ;)
and a quick friday psa : 2peas is running an awesome free shipping special on orders of $30 or more. some of my recent purchases have been mme lime twist, hambly birds on a wire & woodgrain overlays and washi tape, and echo park playground. and i just added some sc veneer butterflies to my bucket - they are out of stock at HQ and once they're gone from retailers, they are g-o-n-e. looking forward to digging into those new goodies asap!
happy friday!!! i'm off to figure out what i can feed these boys for lunch - i think we're out of bread. oops.