Sunday, April 22, 2012

What we've been busy with

Long time between the last post. Life has been busy...just the day to day stuff is enough to wear me down at times! So what have our days been filled with?  Violin lessons and practicing by my 9 year old.  There is a recital coming up soon, so she's needing to be extra diligent!

 Of course there are tons of chores to do around the house-always!  It sometimes feels like no matter how much we clean, it just never seems to get, well, you know,,,"clean".   Oh well, one of those things you accept having life with kiddos!  We do our best, though, and everyone has to help pitch in one way or another.
 The kids have been doing lots of reading-I'm determined to keep their brains from turning to mush.

 And we're trying to wrap up school as best we can.  Some are already done, while others....well, let's just say they're going to have to start doubling up on some of it.  Summer is right around the corner!

We've had some time to do some baking this week.  I love trying out new things.  Some turn out great, others not so great, but that's part of the process.  I made my first marble rye and was quite impressed. The kids were amazed when I sliced it and they saw the design. They loved the taste too. 

We also made another round of biscotti.  This one was a peanut butter chocolate version.  Mmmmmm...quite yummy.

The kids indulged  while sipping tea.  Loved it.  Sorry, we're not coffee drinkers-only dad, so we find alternatives. 
Busy days, full of hustle and bustle in our big family!

1 comment:

  1. What a Mother you are!!! The best of the best! The bread looks so yummy, xo