I did it again. Crammed waaaay too much in the day so that by the time I sat down to blog tonight, I'm pretty much out of time. Let me give you a run down of the day. Even by my standards it's been full.
-Double batch of apple cider donuts with my littles, one for freezing and one for gobbling up. (Yes, I'll share the recipe soon).
-Three loads of laundry washed and folded, of course with my littles.
-A four hour job of replacing the 12 ft.screens from our screen porch with walls and windows for winter. Loooong and heavy two person job job. With much scooching trying to fit the old things in. Climbing ladders, getting things to fit. Old house love. Much of that time I had a baby on my back and was trying to involve a 3 year old with as much 'appropriate' helping jobs. Or I was trying to involved two littles. Goodness, they were good.
-A marvelous Halloween party with my Maine Besties and our families. Brought along some pumpkin whoopie pies (yes, I'll share the recipe). Car ride just long enough to finish stitching my latest project (Yes, I'll be showing you soon).
-Two littles asleep in the car just long enough to pick a huge bag of apples and veggies from the garden (still going strong!) for dinner.
-My littles helped me make a 24 egg fritatta.
-My littles intermittently helped me with washing and preparing those apples before bedtime routine of tidying, baths and oodles of books about farm animals, naturally.
-After they were asleep, I finished making 14 qt of applesauce and kept a few quarts of the juice, which is now in sauce pots waiting to be canned.
-And now I have lost my steam to bring you what I was planning to bring you. Don't learn from me, I crammed too much into one day and am ready to crash. Not smart. Regardless, I want to bring you something to begin the work week, so I shall bring you this:
Two of my loves. Goodness, they love each other. She can turn his eyes to a puddled mess of tears of love. She frequently says "I want dada" or "Dada up". She wants to know if he's at work. "She says "Dada" and signs "work" out of the blue when he's gone. She sprints to him when he comes home. When asked, she always says her best part of the day is "Dada maaa"....when dada brings her to the goats. Anytime he has a frown, her sweet demeanor always turns his frown upside down.