Life With Nine Kids

Monday, January 9, 2012

A good Monday to start off the week

My little nursling Everett just hopped off my lap, looked up at me, waved good-bye and toddled off. What a love bug. He is getting so big. He just hung out at the window for 6 minutes or so jabbering to me and then finially says, "Side! Side!" He wants to join the kids he sees playing outside. He's running around for a few minutes with them while I take a minute to blog.

This morning I "made" some yogurt for the kids. I just started buying big 4lb plain (rBGH free!) yogurt from Costco. I store about 10 of them in the freezer and a few in the fridge. My kids, like most kids, LOVE yogurt. I hate buying yogurt though because of how much sugar is in it. Even when you buy organic without the additives and food coloring, it's still a dessert. (And organic is too expensive.)

So I take my own sugar and sweeten plain yogurt for the kids and then we add in our own fruit. We also use specialty jams that give it a yummy flavor. By my best estimates this cuts the sugar in half (or more). The kids go crazy for frozen fruit that they like to add in, too. (Also bought in bulk from Costco or Sams Club)

Mixing up breakfast for 7 kids

Everyone has a potato in their bathtub, right? Why is this here? I donno, I have a 1 year old so that must be why. I was passing by the tub and saw it there. 

 Charlotte, 15, makes an ordinary day fun. Found this in the bathroom and had to do a double take while thinking 'did I just see a toilet paper owl?' lol. Clever, funny kid.

We started a unit study about well known outlaws of the wild west. Today we learned about Billy the Kid and now the kids are watching an old western. I asked the kids to make a fictional wanted poster. Charlotte did Waldo, it cracked me up.

I love part of a review on Netflix of the 1939 movie Days of Jesse James, "Theatre of yesteryear when men were men and women were damned grateful for it!" 

Watching westerns together. I take photos all the time of family watching movies together. It's just a memory I want to be able to hold in my hand and my heart. Now they are munching on popcorn and little Sebasian fell asleep. :)


Summer said...

Hey! We have a potato in our bathtub, too. :)

Mom of a bunch of great kids... said...

That's hilarious. I'd been wanting to tell you, too, Sebastian peeed on Penelope a few weeks ago. ;)