Thursday, June 05, 2008

What's so bad about a broken arm?

We've been enjoying some time off around here-- time to just relax, play and hang out with each other.

The past 2 months or so Hetee and I had been traveling to UB once a week for work up there. But now Hetee has cut the trips down to twice a month. That gives us more pressure-free time with each other and the kids.

Yesterday the kids were playing outside on an old slide, climbing up the wrong way and sliding down. Abi did a little tumble and I told her to be careful or she might break her other arm. As I turned to walk back into the house I heard her giggle and say to Nate, "What's so bad about a little broken arm, anyway?"


Tuesday, June 03, 2008

Bread and Spread

Abi's back to her old self and has gotten used to the cast. She's counting the days until it comes off , though, so that she can draw and feed herself again (she's left handed).

Today was real laid back. I discovered yesterday that our hot water had been turned off and would be off for 5 days. I really needed a pre-lunch nap and when I woke up we had a "bread and spread" lunch. It's basically bread with anything the kids want spread on it. Options include but are not limited to:

peanut butter
sour cream
hazelnut spread
chocolate spread
egg salad

Any combos are also allowed.

Of course, this kind of lunch wouldn't do for every day. But on days when I need a little quiet time, it's perfect. And I don't feel guilty at all because the bread is homemade and nutritious. We usually have smoothies or carrot juice to drink.

"Bread and spread" days are a way to save on time and money without compromising on health. Hey, that's got to be cheating!