Monday, July 19, 2010

Time Management

So today is one of those days where your hair gets overlooked in the frenzy of things and the dishes begin to crawl out of the sink.

My goal for today was simple but now seemingly insurmountable; I was going to try and organize my time better. I thought if I plan out the day better things will be easier and Owen could use some structure. So right after breakfast Owen and I were going to crack open his Pre-K workbook and do some lessons. You would assume this was an easy enough task but you would be wrong( c'est pas de la tarte). At the mere mention of sitting down and writing instead of playing Lego's tears began erupting with kicking and screaming following shortly thereafter.

Now mind you this "playing with Lego's" endeavor seems to require an entire day if not longer. You must sit and pretend to care for being shot at constantly( as you are always the bad guy). The plot never changes and any hint of dislike towards it results in immediate childhood depression. Now I'm not saying our days are dramatically depressing and my son desperately needs a Lego's counselor; but he does get stuck it a rut no matter how creative he may be otherwise.

And Noah may sick. He keeps waking up from naps early and crying until I hold him. Normally he puts himself to sleep when I put him down but today he needs me to lay down and hold him. I took this photo if him finally going to sleep.

The cat was next to him but the cat is following me around needing my constant attention too. I had no idea I was so popular.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Diving in head first

I am a multi-tasker. I have two kids and about a million ideas rolling through my head at any given moment. Book ideas, classes I should teach, crafts I could make with my children, etc. So with this blog I am attempting to slow down and focus on an idea I've had for awhile. Writing and documenting my everyday culinary and nutrition adventures with my kids. My son Owen is four years old and eager to jump at the chance to create and have fun. We've been cooking, crafting and laughing together for years but now I'm going to challenge myself to document it. And this year we have a garden! We don't quite understand it but it's there getting watered with a plethora of herbs, vegetables and weeds flourishing in it. I may have killed a few beets trying to save them but there is always the farmer's market.

We will be posting recipes, dirty-faced child tasting sessions, laughing 3 month old babies, ridiculous 4 year old quotes and much, much, more.