As pictured below, my kids watched The Land Before Time III on Netflix while I cooked dinner.
Sierra completed a decorative turkey for school in preparation for Thanksgiving.
Brooklyn was very angry, very often, at the injustice in the world.
Payson and Ember were upset that I took them to Lowe’s.
But then very happy.
I took this picture of myself in the car.
We stopped by Costco for a salad lunch.
Ember put her water on the table in such a way that splashed. When she saw that she had spilled a bit on the ground she took it upon herself to clean the mess up. Payson joined in. A woman came over to my table to tell me how special it was that Ember is such a good helper and I nodded in agreement. I hadn’t been excited about Ember crawling around on the ground in the process of cleaning her water spill but after that I just let the dirty hands and knees go and enjoyed my sweet helper girl.
Then Payson showed Ember where the garbage was and they had the happiest time throwing each and every piece of trash from our table away.
We stopped by Hobby Lobby and though they look happy in the pictures, they hated it there and whined the whole time.
The whole time after the first five minutes anyway; which is when these pictures were taken.
I wanted to go home but really needed to make a quick stop at WalMart. Ember fell asleep in the ergo and Payson was in a good mood! He requested this picture! He says he was doing a mean face.
And we were pretty sick of shopping and ready to go home and chill out when Payson, without warning, barfed all over himself and the car. He was quite uncomfortable on the drive home, sitting in his throw up. When we stopped he asked me to not only take his picture but to video record him too! I told him for just a second because I really needed to clean him up. He was happy for the ten seconds I filmed him (not sharing it because he’s covered in barf and that’s gross) and thanked me. Sometimes kids are weird.
Another day (I think?) Ember and I went to Walgreen’s to rent a movie from Redbox.
These next few were taken after a family hike.
Allan and I were balancing on this metal gate thing.
I was doing really well until Allan came over and held my hand. For some reason when he held my hand it made me off balanced. I fell/jumped off and was embarrassed.
This is a different day (today actually), we went on a family walk. Brooklyn found a bullet.
The little kids had fun. Anything outside is fun for them 🙂
Ok, these next few were taken when we very first arrived…
Ember had fun playing with her petshop animal in the sand. She was doing this cute little voice for the lizard.
She was excited about finding cool rocks and kept showing them to me.
And then we found a bone and the kids thought that was the neatest.
And a little while later it got dark and we walked back to the car and drove home.
Then we fed the kids and put the older three to bed. Ember wanted to be nursed before bed so I was nursing her while Allan and I watched a Tivo’d Saturday Night Live episode when Ember suddenly threw up all over herself, me, and the couch. We got her and the couch cleaned up and I rocked her to sleep (she was really unhappy that I didn’t let her nurse once more) and now I am going to bed also!