So tired, must type this quickly before I fall asleep.
Charlotte went to a fun story time this morning with a friend. Trever and I met another friend to go for a walk on a fun trail near us.
After the walk we picked up Charlotte and her friend and took them to our house. The girls had a great time jumping on the tramp, playing baby dolls and making mud pies.
If mom won’t let you bring mud in the kitchen, just bring the kitchen to the mud.
I spent nap time on Amazon and Oriental Trading, nothing like wasting a good two hours looking through millions of different party supplies trying to decide which ones will work best.
Thatcher has started liking to doing his homework on the front porch. Well, when it isn’t raining anyway. Apparently we are at like 17 days in a row with rainy days right now. Sun where are you? Come out, come out where ever you are.
Our menu for the week said today was supposed to be meatloaf. I even have a meatloaf, made and in the freezer. Trouble is I needed to put it in by 3:30 and I got distracted by a phone conversation (it was a good distraction) with my sister and then when I realized I needed to put the meatloaf in, it was almost five and I was way to hungry to wait for the frozen meatloaf to cook for two hours.
I ended up making spaghetti, I used some of my favorite homemade sauce, that I luckily had in the freezer. Instead of adding meat to it, I used the food processor and chopped up 8 ounces of mushrooms, two big carrots, two cloves of garlic and about a cup of frozen beans. I served it with whole wheat pasta, fresh pineapple (I forgot I had one in the back of the fridge, It had been in there for two weeks. Surprisingly it was super sweet and delicious) and I made garlic toast out or bagels that were about to go stale. I sliced them thin and put butter, garlic salt, fresh ground pepper and parsley flakes on them before I put them under the broiler. They were yummy!
This was Thatcher’s face when he saw the sauce. Bwahaha. he thought the small green chunks in the sauce were peas and he was pretty upset. That boy hates peas right now.
After Dinner Thatcher, Charlotte and I delivered some of these cards I made for Apraxia Awareness Day to some of our friends. He’s really excited as you can see they were racing to the houses. Every time they got back in the car Charlotte would say, “I wish this was my Apraxia Walk. Maybe next time it will be mine.”
I just smiled, and said, “Yeah, that would be fun.” But in my head I was thinking, “Sweetie, you don’t have Apraxia, and for the hundredth time it’s not the Apraxia walk, it’s Apraxia Awareness Day.” She also kept saying, “I was just a baby at the Apraxia Walk.” She saw some pictures from the first one we did this morning and she was just a baby. I guess seeing those pictures made her forget all about the other ones she has been too. She’s so funny.
Speaking of Apraxia Awareness Day, we would love it if you would join us in wearing blue on Saturday May 14th to show our support for Thatcher and other Children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. If you do tag Real Life Dinner and post the picture so I can show Thatcher. He looks forward to this day every year and loves to see pictures of the people who wear blue for him.
Keep it Real!