What a week. So much work to do. Work, work, work.
Which, work can actually be pretty fun, especially when you work with an Evie.
I didn’t even know we had that little rake.
This time of year sees the continuation of the annual Christmas Cookie Bake. As always its the Swiss cookies that get made first. Mostly because they season the best over several months.
Kathleen made Lackerli earlier in the week as well. For most of the week our house smelled of delicious fall spices such as ginger, cinnamon, cardamom and anise. One of Ryan’s classmates and fellow traditional cookie lover came over to help make cookies.
Kathleen very much enjoyed having the help, it shortened an all day task to several hours worth of work.
Evie enjoyed having Lena come over to visit the most. They became fast friends, even sharing tea and lunch.
Lena brought Evie a gift, a play-doh (c) Rapunzel with a hair brush and other fancy things to put in her hair for hours of fun.
Evie’s favorite part was watching the hair grow and then cutting it with her scissors. That was so much fun she even tried to give Lena a hair cut.
This was Ryan and Lena’s last week of their first clinical rotations for PA school. Only 5 more rotations left.
Kathleen worked her last week of nights before Ellie comes. She spent her Monday ‘sleeping time’ prior to work cleaning and re-organizing the girls room. She had the goal of getting both girls clothes in the same dresser.
There were moments of major clothing explosions, as Kathleen went through each girls clothing deciding what should stay out and what should be put away for later. In the end organization prevailed.
It’s amazing how the size of the child is inversely correlated with the amount of clothes they own.
Kathleen also managed to get Ellie’s crib ready for her arrival and packed part of her bag to go to the hospital for her arrival. Nesting much? Only about 5 weeks to go!
This is also the week of the big children’s consignment sale at the Puyallup Fairgrounds. Which is why Kathleen needed to organize the girls things.
We discovered the sale a few years ago, before Evie was born. Now Kathleen sells excess items twice a year and adds to Evie’s toys, clothes and shoes. This year she also volunteered to help give out free tickets.
Even with all the cleaning going on Evie and Mommy managed to find time to make some of Daddy’s favorite muffins, Pumpkin with walnuts and chocolate chips.
Evie was in charge of putting toppings on the muffins. She did a wonderful job and only ate two chocolate chips in the process of doing so.
That’s all for this week! God Bless!