Hmm...my week! I know all week I was waiting for it to be closer to the weekend. Now that Friday is here, I am hoping a birthday present arrives today in time for tomorrow's birthday party for a young friend.
It's time to count five blessings of the week!
1. Big Sister's "Holiday" Show. (In quotes because I do not like to use that term. It's Christmas, folks!) Big Sister had her first time elementary production. Her kindergarten class performed the song, "The Grinch." She did well, as did all of the children. We were encouraged to make a Whoville hair-do and make cheeks rosy with lipstick.
Her hair is short enough, the best I could do was a pony tail on top, plus two more in the back. In case I don't get around to sharing how I did it in its own post, I put her shoulder-length hair into eight ponytails, with four on each side. I then pulled the ponytails that were side-by-side into one ponytail, and eventually brought six ponytails together to form the "cascading" ponytail on top of her head, leaving two in the back to be a bit goofy. It may not be the typical Whoville hair, but it was cute and different enough from her norm that I was satisfied.
2. Babysitters. Friends came to watch the younger two children (it was bedtime and Little Sister does NOT sit in laps) for the musical. Then on Saturday morning while my husband was taking a test for work, my mother-in-law suggested I got out for a bit on my own. Then Saturday night Derek and I went Christmas shopping since she was still visiting.
3. Another EEG over. Have you ever been forced to sleep deprive a four year old? It isn't pretty. Actually, my husband stayed up with Brother on Sunday night until midnight. He said it was fairly easy with the help of Toy Story and Cars. Monday was a bit of a grumpy day though...as was Tuesday. We have no results of the EEG itself, and we are okay with that. (You can read more about Brother's seizures here.)
4. New recipes. I tried two new recipes on Thursday. The pork chops were good enough to likely make again, but the rolls, with a slight modification were wonderful! I will post my adaption later, but for now check out these one hour rolls.
5. Bible Study. Actually, I should call it a book study. We've been meeting twice a month since mid-September, but this week was only my second time going for various reasons. If you haven't read Shepherding a Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp, I definitely recommend it, but I still like Don't Make Me Count to Three (linked to review at old blog) paired with it for seeing how it is implemented in the craziness of life.
I'm linking up to Living to Tell the Story for my Favorite Fave Five.