Sleep, Happy Faces

I tried to get the girls no absences or tardies this semester. Sierra missed one day of school when she was suuuper sick. And this day, dang it, they were tardy. Oh well, we’ll keep trying. PhotobucketAll four kids dress themselves. Sierra really, really, really loves her black boots and wears them with everything. Payson insisted on pajamas that day and since we were going home straight after dropping the older girls off, of course I let him.

Grocery Shopping

There is a store fifteen minutes from my house. It’s the only store in the area and it’s overpriced. I don’t shop there too often. Unless I’m in the mood to pay double for the same food I can get if I bother to drive an additional fifteen minutes away 😉
The other day we were pretty much straight up foodless and I didn’t feel like driving for half an hour. So I stopped by that very store to buy a few things. Just enough for a day’s worth of meals.

The kids were excited as we got ready to leave.

When we don’t have a time limit, or a specific time to be somewhere, putting on shoes is one of my favorite parts of the day. Ember gets so excited about picking out socks and shoes and brings them all over and sits down ready to put her beloved shoes on, it’s hard not to giggle or just feel plain old happy when she’s like that ♥ Photobucket

Payson was standing by the counter waiting for me to get my shoes on and he was standing with his feet out like this and I thought it was cute! Photobucket

Ember joined him, trying her best to copy his stance. PhotobucketPhotobucket

Ember fell asleep during the drive to the store. PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket

The kids were really into picking out produce. Photobucket

Payson carried our basket until it got too heavy. Then we carried it together for a while (each holding one handle) and then finally I had to tell him I needed to carry it myself. By then he was happy to just be the one to put stuff into the basket for me. PhotobucketPhotobucket

Ember carried an orange and a pepper through the entire store. “Ember’s pepper. Ember’s orange.” She’d occasionally remind me, and anyone else who cared to ask 🙂 Photobucket

Happiness in the Bathroom

The title sounds weird but it so describes my kids. They find happiness in the funniest places and in the funniest ways.
One thing Ember is majorly fond of is flossing. Ever since she was tiny she’s watched Allan and I and the other kids during teeth brushing/flossing time with great interest. I remember when she was so much littler and we first started brushing her teeth she would smile and laugh and loved it. Her affection for oral hygeine has stuck around. She just really loves brushing and flossing her teeth! Yay for me as mom, right? Photobucket

Each of these childrens’ flossers only costs a penny since I buy packages of 100 at the dollar store. I don’t mind as much when many times each day I find Ember in my bathroom flossing, since they’re so cheap. haha Photobucket

She would probably stay in there, flossing away, until every single flosser was gone, if I let her! Photobucket

Sometimes she carries a flosser around the house, flossing as she goes about her day. Photobucket

She inevitably ends up admiring her reflection in the closet door mirrors. And admiring leads to booty shaking. Photobucket

And posing and running…

and a giant self-love fest. Photobucket

She’s really happy with herself, with her life. Photobucket

She sets a good example for how I should act/feel/BE. PhotobucketPhotobucket