If you’re new here, read my first What’s for Dinner post to get filled in on what’s going on. If you’ve been to this rodeo before, let’s get to business.
We had one of my favorite casseroles for dinner tonight. Veggie Stuffted Tator Tot Casserole. I also had some corn on the cob I had forgotten about in the down stairs fridge…it was on the brink of being too old, but we still ate it. We also had some red grapes.
When I called everyone up for dinner, Charlotte was the only one who came running. As you can see from the picture she was obviously starving and was climbing all over the table trying to get to the grapes……and I am not sure why all the cups are upside down….Conner set the table.
Earlier today Charlotte went to her first day of preschool. We have a few other two year old friends we are doing a once a week mommy preschool with. She was soooo excited and wanted to make sure I was just going to drop her off and not stay. I hate to break it to her but next week I am the teacher and will not only be staying, but it will also be at our house. She cracks me up, she just wants to be sooo big.
One of our preschool friends, Andrew, was at our house when it was time to go, so we took him and I just had to snap a picture of them both heading out the door feeling like big kids with their backpacks. (Charlotte insisted on having a backpack and I didn’t have one that fit her so she is wearing one of those string type back packs of her brothers.) It was WAY to big,
My forgetfulness is getting a little ridiculous. I was supposed to take our extra high chair booster seat thing to preschool and of course I forgot. I also forgot that Andrews mom had put a big bin of preschool things in the back of my van for me to drop off for the teaching mom to use today…..totally forgot. I noticed when I was loading my groceries into the back of the van. Oops!!! By the way, shopping with only one kid today was AMAZING!!!!
The house that we are living in has two almond tree’s out front. Conner has been anxiously awaiting being able to harvest them. He has even gone as far as to bring acorns home, that he gathers during recess. He puts them around the yard so the squirrels will hopefully eat them and leave the almonds, that are ripening in the trees, alone.
The last few evenings, he has gone out with Sim, shaken the trees and gathered the almonds that fall. Almonds are actually pretty high maintenance to harvest. They look like a fuzzy green thing at first, you take that part off and then set the shell that has the little almond inside out in the sun for 2-5 days until it dries out. Then you can crack the shells and get the nut out. I will never look at the 3lb bag of almonds I get at Costco the same again.
Tonight, all of the kids were out there “helping” while I did the dishes. I snuck out to take a picture, but trying to get one with everyone in it, proved to be nearly impossible.
Also, I may or may not have made a batch of this tonight, and I may or may not have eaten almost all of it by myself after the kids went to bed…..I think I’m gonna be sick.
Keep it Real!!!