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Working On Wednesday

What are you working on this week?
Belle is working on not tripping in class, resulting in a split chin, necessitating a call to mommy that was missed, requiring a call to daddy at work, sending mommy into a slight panic of “how could I miss the one call that mattered”, meaning we spent yesterday afternoon at the ER.  Superglue is a fabulous invention.  Even if they call it something fancy at the hospital so they can charge my insurance lots more money, it’s still a fabulous invention. 

She’s fine, of course.  But she would be really mad if she knew I posted this picture because she doesn’t want anyone looking at her boo-boo.
I’m working on Amelia’s 2nd Birthday party.  Usually I’m not one for over-the-top birthday parties because they make me crazy and cost me lots of money and I figured out a long time ago that my kids were happy with cupcakes, cheetos, and presents.  Well, friends too.  But last year, Amelia really got jipped.  Her birthday party was cancelled in the wake of the FDIC takeover of the bank Joshua worked for, and so I spent her birthday home with just the girls.  
We did walk up the hill and share cupcakes with our favorite boys, but that was it.  
Of course she doesn’t know any different and doesn’t care…but apparently I do.  So we’re having a big-ish Winnie the Pooh themed 2nd birthday with lots of family, a few favorite friends, and plenty of Pinterest inspired decor.  Speaking of which, I should really get started.
I’m also working on embracing my non-craftiness in favor of my chef-ness.  I’d much rather saute than decompage, dice than scrapbook, bake than sew.  But I want to be able to create some craftiness sometimes.  I really am going to make this.
I am. I am.

Tell me I’m not the only one whose kids can’t play Mousetrap alone because they can’t figure out how the pieces go.  I know I’m not the only one whose children hear the ringing of the telephone as some sort of signal to immediately begin arguing and yelling and needing mommy right that very second.  I’m sure I can’t be the only mom whose five year old almost has a meltdown when the valentines she’s writing get moved a quarter of an inch so her sandwich can be added to the overcrowded table.  
What are you working on this week?  Let me know!
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Working On Wednesday

I thought I’d try something new.   A Wednesday post about the randomness we may (or may not) be working on each week.  When your home is filled with a toddler, a kindergartener, and a first grader, there’s always something to be working on.  If you like it, maybe I’ll get all fancy with a linky button.  ‘Course, I’ve said that before.  I’m working on it.
Oh, and I picked Wednesday for the alliteration, English teacher nerd that I am.
This week we’re working on learning some new terms.  

For instance, Madelynne’s first grade class is working on possessives.  As in, “Mommy, you have to put a capastrophe before the s.”  She doesn’t believe me when I say my teaching certificate is valid enough to help her with her homework.  And why should she?  I don’t know about capastrophes.
Amelia is learning terms too.  Bossy ones.  She recently started stringing sentences together so throughout the day, I get a lot of this:
“Mama rock!”
“Mama read!”
“Mo fru sacks peas.” 
(fruit snacks for those of you who don’t speak toddler)
“No milk!  Ap juice!”
The best is she can say her brother’s name almost perfectly.  So while she pokes my belly button she chants, “Baby Gush, baby Gush!”
Annabelle is learning new terms too.  Terms like tonsillectomy and adenoids and ENT.  She’s not as fond of her terms as her sisters are of theirs.
We’re also learning to be a little nicer to each other because it will make our home a more pleasant place.

So last night we had a party for daddy to celebrate his new job.  We made him a cake and Madelynne insisted on a tablecloth and everything.

Mmmm….that was good cake.  Which means I am working on resisting the urge to eat more of it.
You can get the recipe here.
The girls and I started a project this morning as well.  14 Acts of Love.  Brought to the Brackett house via Pinterest of course.
You can go here to get your own. Super easy, kid friendly! And no, I didn’t try to color any rice.  But I could I’m sure.  Maybe I’ll work on that for next week.
So what are you working on this Wednesday?
I’d love to know.