Michael's away this week, so it's just me and the kids and Emily when she's around. I think the lingering colds and fevers will keep us close to home, which is ideal anyway, just not always as much fun for the calendar.
Here's a picture of a nice summer meal I had on Saturday evening: spinach nectarine salad with a strawberry smoothie:
Sunday I was home sick with the two preschoolers. And what to entertain them but a dish of rice to play in. We have a bag of play rice for such occassions, but I'm not really keen on having it out. It makes such a mess! But, since the house was a wreck and dirty already, it didn't matter.
Our first fun project of the week is making scrapbooks. The three older kids are each making their own. They had a lot of fun cutting, pasting, and sticking on stickers. Once again, David insisted on sitting on my lap while I fielded the million and one questions about how to do this and that, and helped with the cutting and pasting.