Woke up and we were fresh out of diapers, so I went to the grocery store while Brady got ready for work.
I came home, put the groceries away, did the dishes and cleaned up the rest of the dinner from the night before (some nights you just have go go to bed – am I right?)
I put Grae down for a nap and sat down to edit, write, catch up on a bit of media garbage…
Then I made Stella a Peanut-butter and Jelly sandwich – her favorite.
Then I was quite hungry so I warmed up last night’s leftovers.
After that Grae was up, so I fed her left overs, too.
Harlo – who is home sick from school today – rarely eats lunch, but I still ask her every single day what she wants for lunch.
She’ll ask for a small snack around 2pm, my little birdie.
Then we practiced writing our numbers and talked about what constitutes a “teen number”.
While we were in the dining room, I decided I would hang my new favorite birthday present – big huge EAT letters. (compliments to my mother)
I couldn’t get them to hang quite right, so I called my mom over who is the most handy handyman I know.
While she hung my letters, I tubbed my lunch-covered baby in the kitchen sink.
After Grae was out of the tub, the big girls wanted to take a shower “like big girls do”, so I turned on the water for them and let them have at it.
That kept them busy for about 20 minutes.
While all the stuff was out to hang things – I decided now was the time to finish Grae’s nursery.. since her 1st birthday is coming up and all. ;)
It has looked like this (like a baby storage unit) for, oh you know, the last 11 months.
Today it looks like this.
When Grae girl was done crawling around my feet and getting into everything I had out, I put her down into her newly renovated bedroom.
While I rocked her, she would eat, and then look around, eat, then look some more.
I think she likes her prettied up room.
When Grae goes down for her afternoon nap, that’s my cue to start dinner.
Tonight we’ll have meatloaf.. Mr. Miller’s favorite.
Then I’ll clean up the kitchen – all the way this time so I don’t wake up to a mess.
Then I’ll tuck the girls into bed and start again tomorrow.
Today I have been thinking of our family theme this year:
“Peace will not come from the outside world. It will come from within the home.” – Elder Richard G. Scott
(from my favorite 2014 conference talk HERE)
Nothing feels as peaceful to my heart as getting my hands busy as a mother and wife.
And that is what the heck stay-at-home moms do on a Tuesday.