Monday, April 27, 2009

I'm not making breakfast...




As I sit here getting ready to start my Monday, my 5 wonderful children are in the kitchen making breakfast with the door closed. They asked me not to come in which is why I'm checking out your blogs first thing, and I also decided to post quickly. 

They are  blessing me with a surprise breakfast. Not sure what it is except that it involves the oven, because they asked me how to operate it, and marshmallows. They are so precious. I thought they might be up to something, when I came down the stairs in my sweats and hair up in a ponytail, because they were whispering. As I approached, they said, "Don't come in here, Mom." I quickly made a bee-line to my computer. 

Homeschooling gives them the flexibility to work together like this and start school perhaps a little later. I love the relationship they share together. 

Last night was a toughy! We had our twins take a nap during the day (yes, at the age of 7). It's not common to have them do that except they both looked really tired at lunch after church. Combined with that, we watched a slightly "scary" Little House On the Prairie episode that I think might have freaked them out. You know the one where Mary's baby and Alice Garvey die in a fire. How sad is that?! Those two things combined made for a long night. They were both up until almost 11 and then once I thought they would finally fall asleep, Grant came down and said his belly hurt. He ended up in bed with me, Shawn was in the guest bedroom and I was up pretty much the entire night on and off. 

All that to say, I think they are blessing me especially this morning, to ease into our day. I love them with all of my heart. And the Lord and I agreed I would be joyful, patient, and at peace today despite very little rest. A nap is definitely in my plans though. :-) 

Blessings to you all today!

P.S. I posted the first part of this post before I had breakfast. After they presented everything, I grabbed the camera to take the above pictures. They ended up making a yummy fruit dip over apples and bananas with a marshmallow on top and a ginger snap, too. The other part of breakfast was homemade French toast sticks. The whole motivation, by the way, was that they were looking at "Quick Cooking" magazines and got inspired to cook. The older kids had no idea what a long night I had had. Oh well, still a blessing either way.

15 comments:

steffenboysmom said...

yummy breakfast! I love it when my kids cook too!!!

Enjoy!

Pam said...

the older kids might not have known what a long night you had but GOD DID!!!! This is great! I love their huge grins in the pictures!

He And Me + 3 said...

That is so sweet of them & getting along so quietly. I am impressed! Great pictures too. So cute.

Joyce said...

Oh that is just so special. Enjoy your day and here's hoping you get your nap!

Thank you for your sweet comment. I'm thinking I'll see what's halfway between me and Manchester. Maybe there's something great your kids should see and we'll meet halfway : ) That would be fun!

SmallWorld at Home said...

That is SO sweet! And it looks like a delicious breakfast, too! Nothing like a few marshmallows to start your day off right!

Lois Lane II said...

Oh, yum!!! What super sweet kids you have!

Rachel said...

Wow - YUM! That is SOO sweet!! You are so blessed!! :)

Niecey said...

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Sweet Blessings said...

How wonderful! The fruit and french toast looks YUMM-O! I love how our children think about others-just because:) Some of the benefits of being with them everyday:) Blessings!

MiMi said...

How sweet and what a yummy breakfast!

Just wanted to tell you how honored I am that you read my blogs and that I appreciate your sweet comments so much.

I sure hope that you can find some canned salmon in England so you can try some Salmon Croquettes!

The Lehman's said...

Carol--happy day to you!! I don't know that I would expect breakfast again tomorrow, but that is too sweet. Hope that you all had a great day. julie :)

momstheword said...

oh how sweet they are! What a blessing.

I remember that show and I cried most of the way thru it! Especially when she was outside knowing her baby was inside.

Betty said...

I enjoyed reading about your family and home life. Our daughter, formerly a teacher, home schools five children...the youngest is three so he isn't in school yet. She has twin girls who graduate this month.

We have English friends who now live in Wales. They came for a twelve day visit last May. We had a wonderful time.

God bless you in your Christian walk....Betty @ Country Charm

Kim... and Her Coffee said...

Hi Carol, This just sounds like the sweetest memory your children made for you. Great story and a great way to start your day.

McCrakensx4 said...

Looks so yummy..I want to come to your house for breakfast! Brendan had bad dreams last night too...not a fun early morning for us either! Hope tonight is better for you!