. .when the crazy and insane madness comes to end at this house in a few more years?? We had a pretty low key weekend. .not a lot of pre-planned activities. .but in retrospect. .a world with four kids is just CRAZY!! There is noise and commotion and movement everywhere you turn!! Maybe that's why I like my blogging so much. .it's just me. .and it's quiet. .and I can reflect a little. .and put together grown up thoughts--not related to sickness, health, or contraception!! It's refreshing. .slow deep breath in. .slow deep breath out. .
So, wanna hear about our low key weekend?? Not surprisingly, my camera was close at hand and I captured lots of commotion in . .well. .motion!!
The weather remains fairly nice. Temps in the 50s-60's with slight breezes. I wandered around the flower beds several times. .and Devin and I did a little indoor gardening too. We started some winter-sowing projects. .a gardening technique I have learned about via blogs and Pinterest. .another post coming soon on that, though. This picture shows Devin and I doing an experiment with celery stalks. .if it works. .I'll tell ya all about it!!
Cami and I did some girly things. .like put on makeup, fix Barbie's hair, and re-outfit some of the 25 year old Barbie dolls, in addition to doing some tricks on the trampoline. .I'm a little mortified that our county cops have seen my tricks as they stopped to talk to Jeremy about their vehicle issues!
We also baked. .
But I really haven't heard ANYONE complaining :-)
The unfrosted ones were adapted from a recipe my paternal grandma used to make. The filling is brown sugar, a smidge of white sugar, cream, and coconut. .they later got frosted with a cooked icing made from cream, brown and powdered sugar. .tasting kinda caramel-y. MMMM! Pioneer Woman has the best and easiest dough recipe to makes lots of rolls at once. .check it out. .it's SOOO simple. .and not time consuming at all--I MIGHT have had 30 minutes involved in these TWO batches of her recipe!
Dev and Cami did some building, in between their arguing about who got which dominos. .and who was accidentally. .or on purpose-ly. .knocking down whose structures. .lots and LOTS of bickering here. .even on a good day. .
Speaking of bickering. .I do NOT recall my brothers engaging in this kind of unruly behavior. .but then, I was older, so maybe I was gone by the time they started it. .or maybe not everybody's family behaves this way. .
Wrestling, baby. .wrestling!!
It always starts as good clean fun. .and generally there seems to be a match every Sunday after lunch. .
This particular match was pretty serious. .more like the wrestling you see on TV. .what, you've never seen wrestling on TV??? Where they are laying still, pushing, feeling out the strength of the opponent, calculating their moves. .and whatever else they do on that mat. .before they pin someone and make them cry. .or maybe that last part just happens here.
Even Cami has learned how to wrestle. .I call that "well-rounded." She can cheer, and sing, and dance, and wrestle?!? And she can do all of it. .in her fancy church dress!! She'll make some boy so happy some day!