Sunday afternoons have become my time to post. Not because there isn’t plenty of work to be doing, but it is the one time of the week I’m willing to let myself play before I work! So for now I will ignore the “getting ready for church wreckage” and enjoy a little down time.
I love being a stay at home mom, but sometimes I just need a day to away from the world of children. A day away from the world of diapers, cleaning up spills, repeating myself, refereeing, making meals with boys under my feet and a baby in my arms…
Fortunately I have a husband who understands this, so while he spent a day with the boys; my mom, Eliza and I headed to Sutter Creek for a day to ourselves.
It couldn’t have been a more lovely day. Fall colors, cool crisp weather, Christmas music playing as we strolled down the street, and best of all… tea for lunch!
It was her first tea party. The girls who worked at the tea house had a lot of fun bringing out different accessories and trying them on her. Eliza didn’t mind the attention.
… and she is just mobile enough to get herself into some real sticky spots.
She was playing in her room and I was folding clothes in the living room. I heard her fussing and yelling so I can down the hall and found her all the way under her dresser. She got even more upset when I rushed to get my camera instead of rushing to rescue her
Saturday while we were in Sutter Creek, everyone kept calling her a princess (partly because of the pink, frilly skirt) but she’s really just a big goof ball. She wrestles with the boys, makes goofy noises and silly faces just to get her brothers’ to laugh, and is happiest when she’s right in the thick of things.
Last Friday night we had a campfire out back with all the Rodgers. Schedules have been so busy but we managed to all be in the same place at the same time!
We huddled near the fire and roasted marshmallows and sang silly songs about bear hunts, and man-eating pets. Sailor Janie gave us a small performance. She sang the books of the Bible and recited the 7 days of creation. I’m 32 and I don’t think I can recite the 7 days of creation! The next morning I had to laugh when I found a half dozen, half eaten marshmallows put back in the bag.
I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving week. More time with my husband and lots of good food I didn’t have to make!