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Saturday, June 15, 2013

Weekly Round-up {Call the Midwife, Pasta Salad, Dirty Cars and more}

It's been a couple of weeks since I've "checked in" with y'all....so here I am!  I had a quieter {as in noise volume} week as the kids were with the husband's parents, so it was a nice little break, but I still had lots going on!

1.  Call the Midwife.  I'm trying to get caught up on this show online.  I really like it, although I'm pretty sure I wouldn't be able to survive in East London in the 1950's.  Life was tough!

2.  So, like I said we had a quieter week as the kids were gone {this only happens about twice a year for us}.  I picked them up this afternoon and lets just say besides this sweet, tender moment below as the Little Miss was devouring her ice cream, the rest of the night was pretty much awful.

You could tell the kids were over-tired, exhausted, out of routine and just plain crabby.  There was a lot of crying and tantrums between the hours of 4-7 p.m.  Here's to hoping they have recovered by the time they wake up tomorrow.

3.  I got up at 6:30 a.m. this morning voluntarily {what's wrong with me?} and baked four loaves of banana bread and threw together two pans of beef and bean enchiladas.  I then went outside and vacuumed out my car.  Do you know what happens when you remove two car seats?  You find things growing underneath them.

4.  Between the chaos this evening, we did manage to make the husband his Father's Day cards.  We did this project shown above.  Trying to get our two year old to answer all these questions took about 47 years but we did finally get it done.  Some of my favorites?

What does your dad do for work?

Catches the bad guys.

How old is your dad?

He's 2.  Like me.

5.  I'm a tad bit obsessed about making popsicles this summer.  If anyone has any popsicle molds they want to send me, feel free.  Otherwise I'm going to take Katie's advice and just use cups and spoons.

6.  I made homemade pizza earlier this week.  Right before I started to make the dough I realized I was out of yeast.  So I went back to an old, old recipe of mine - a homemade pizza crust that doesn't require yeast.  It is actually one of the recipes in the archives of this blog, but still gets a ton of hits.  Forgive my hideous photos - it was a long time ago, before I knew to turn off the flash.

7.  I'm going to make this Deviled Egg Pasta Salad this week.  A bit heart attack inducing but probably worth it.  I'll only have a few bites.

Alright folks, I'm out....have a great weekend!

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  1. Steph@Been There Baked ThatJune 15, 2013 at 8:06 AM

    Love the cards! I did something similar with my daycare kiddos this week, I had a hard time getting any answers out of the two year old boy. He probably thought I was crazy lol.
    Glad you got some kid-free time. My parents take our girls one weekend every summer to the river. It's a much needed break for us and they have so much fun.

  2. I loved that picture of your son you put on Instagram - cashed out at 7! Have a great weekend!

  3. That's awesome you got a break - but not awesome when they are cranky and tired. I tried making popcicle's but they didn't work out, so back to the drawing board!

  4. Jolene (www.everydayfoodie.ca)June 17, 2013 at 12:35 AM

    Last week I was really craving homemade popsicles like my mom used to make when I was a kid. I look forward to making some this summer.