Friday, March 12, 2010

What A Glorious Day!

This has been a glorious day! It started when my awesome husband got up with the kids. I slept a good hour after they were all up and when Quentin did come in and wake me, it was to tell me that the coffee was ready. I emerged from the bedroom to find 3 changed, dressed, fed and happy little boys! We put a movie on for the boys so we could sit and have some time together while I had my coffee and a bowl of my favorite cereal.

After the movie, Quentin read to the boys for awhile and I did the dishes. By the way, I almost enjoy doing the dishes when I don't have small one hanging off of me.

Later, when it was time for me to start making lunch, Quentin went outside to throw out the compost. Since Oliver can walk down the steps just as fast as Quentin can, and put his own shoes on, he followed Quentin out. Gideon, on the other hand, tried to keep up, but when his daddy and big brother came back in, he was still sitting on the bottom step trying to get his snow boot on and sobbing his little heart out because he had been left behind. It was the most heart breaking thing you've ever heard! Of course, Quentin felt horrible, so he got all three of the boys' coats, hats and shoes on and took them outside.

After about an hour, they returned. Quentin had to stick his head in the door and ask me to help him drag our children in from the rain. They could have cared less about the considerable amount of rain coming down. But I was able to coax them in with promises of hot soup and warm bread for lunch! After all, they were tired, wet and hungry from their little field trip with Daddy!

Oliver was quick to show me the treasure they had found. A skull. Yes, they had gone tromping through the woods and found the skull of a small animal. Quite fascinating to me, and a dream come true for my boys! After lunch, which they gobbled up, we put the twins down for a nap(which was a lot easier than normal) then Quentin and Oliver sat down at the computer to figure out what kind of animal's skull they had found (homeschool science lesson...check) while I went grocery shopping all by myself! Yeah!!

On Friday nights, we always have a Shabbat meal to celebrate our precious Sabbath Rest, Jesus! Talia joined us, like usual, and helped me finish getting dinner ready. We had Spaghetti, steamed broccoli, braided challah bread(Jewish egg bread), grape juice, and for dessert...peach mango milkshakes! Yum!

Quentin and Talia do commercial cleaning 6 nights a week, so they left right after dinner to work. But it wasn't long before my hubby came back and now its time to snuggle with him, and a hot cup of mint tea before bed. Good night, has been a glorious day!


  1. love days like that!!! It truly is the little things!!!

  2. This made me smile! Everyone deserves time like that once in a while! I am so glad you were able to enjoy today with your precious family! I love you all! BTW.. Quentin! You rock! :)

  3. Tromping around in the woods was the place that the Lord first made me aware of His majesty and His presence. Keep tromping guys! :)

  4. i am very jealous! ( i suppose it's probably only because my husband is a long way away, but wow, that's a fun day!)