November 19, 2008

"It smells so goooood in here!"

Words from Ella as she came inside from playing at 4:45pm. Yes, the sun has already set here by then. While they were outside I whipped up a batch of these yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Well technically my mixer did the grunt work, but someone has to operate it - right? And I let each one have a small cookie before dinner - I wasn't able to wait myself either. Yummy :) And here's their smiling faces to prove it!Ella - always ready with a pose and smile.

Emmalie - I had to ask her to open her eyes - her smile is that big!

Sophia - she likes to roll her eyes at the camera - or is it me? Pretty sure it's the camera!

And Owen! Who happens to be going to one nap - boo hoo for me!

As far as my cleaning accomplishments . . . yesterday I had to find and conquer the vacuum clog. I managed just fine, but being seriously allergic to dust and dander of any sort, it made for a long day thereafter :) But I did make some serious headway . . . we live in a townhome with three levels. I live mostly on the second level, where the kitchen and family room happen to be. I thoroughly cleaned the first 2 floors yesterday, under couches, in couches and all the baseboards. (I got a roomba for my birthday while pregnant with Owen, and since haven't paid as much attention to the baseboards on a regular basis.) And did the same today upstairs. Not to mention all the stairs - carpeted stairs are a pain to keep clean. And I purged my desk, well computer armoire, something was about to fall off of it and the doors didn't want to close - it was time!

In light of that, and all the running around I did this morning, I haven't made any substantial progress on my crafty to do list - but I'm seeing a crafty day in my near future. :)

Hope your well!


jacquie said...

those cookies look great, bet they smell great too! you got loads done. i can relate to cleaning stairs...yuck. we're in a townhome too...lots and lots of stairs.

Anonymous said... the music...Welcome to my life? Is that it? I LOVE IT!

Second, I don't know how you do it. I am jealous. I think i would lose my mind with 1 child and you have 4? So thoroughly impressed. Thank you for sharing your life with me.

You're a wonderful friend.


audreypawdrey said...

Those cookies look so yummy! I will have to try them. Good for you getting so much cleaning done. We rearranged the den 4 times today if that helps! I did not clean so I still bow at your industriousness.:)

Jaimie said...

I want a cookie!! Can you post the recipe? :) Congrats on conquering your cleaning tasks!!! Cute pics of the kids too :)

Tipper said...

Yay for you!! You did get a lot accomplished! Cutie pie kids you've got!

Jackie said...

It looks like everyone enjoyed the cookies and I wish I could smell them too. Boy, did you get a lot of housework done! Don't you just feel better now.

Artfulife said...

The kids are so cute! Your youngest and my Zoe look about the same age. I wish we lived closer we could have the funnest play dates! I hope you can get some crafting done very soon.

Thimbleanna said...

Look at all those little cuties! That Owen is going to be one pampered little brother LOL!

Lucky you -- now you're all cleaned up and ready to get busy making things!

No Crying Mama said...

I'm TRYING to get my little one to just one nap and it's not working! Girl loves her sleep :) A clean house is so nice!

melissa s. said...

what cuties!

I was so bummed when Esme dropped her morning nap, but it does make it easier to go out and do stuff in the morning. wishing you a smooth transition!

amandajean said...

your kids are so beautiful! we are entering NO nap territory. a fact to bemoan. I'll really really REALLY miss nap time.