I had to pull them out of the trash to get these pictures so bear with me on the crinkles.
School is in full swing.
Job charts are printed out and pasted up, (but the kids still aren’t registering that they are actually there to be filled in yet), we are starting a new scripture routine (that I’m excited about and will talk about soon), the fridge is filled, I’m even planning on making my brother’s “Butter Chicken” tonight. Oh boy, I better bask in this while it lasts!!
After all my whining about starting school I feel like all this routine is healing my foggy summer brain and whipping me into shape and all is right in the world (although my desk still looks like a bomb hit, but life is long, right?)
All this organization and scheduling makes me ready to start on my healthy eating goal for our family that I’ve been gearing up for as I have made cookies practically every day this summer (it is bad I’m telling you). BBS and residual summer-junk-food habits are kicking our trash right now and I’m trying to just fill up our home with only the good stuff. Right now I’m working on healthy snacks. I need some new fresh ideas that will excite my kids rather than making them go into an automatic eye-roll. After school snacks, snacks for lunches, snacks between meals, I need ideas for all of them! I’m trying to shift over to more Trader Joes and more whole foods but I need some new go-tos (gotta stay away from the chocolate and cashew trail mix but oh man makes my taste buds gear up to think of that deliciousness).
Does anyone have any awesome ideas they can send over along those lines? Oh, I would so appreciate it.
Two other things:
1) We had a little drama with Lucy’s “name tags” she made for dinner the other night. That girl loves a good name marker on the plates when she sets the table. She gets so busy making up those little puppies to keep us all situated. But this time when she got going someone walking by the table made a comment that Grace’s name tag wasn’t as nice as the others, which left Lucy quite huffy and those cute name tags ended up getting scrunched up in the trash by that Lucy who marched out of the kitchen claiming this was the “worst day of her life!” and that she’s “never gonna do those again!”
(She could have written the same thing about every one of us because we are ALL guilty of that, just happened to choose Grace for the phone culprit that day…)
Oh boy. Teenager-hood is going to be fun with that girl.
2) I somehow put the Power of Moms link in to my post on Joy School wrong the other day, I am sorry about that! I’m sure some people went and just googled it, but now the link is fixed and I’m including it here again just in case. The sale is going until tonight if you’re thinking about doing Joy School this year now is a good time to check it out. Here’s the right link: https://powerofmoms.com/joy-school/
Happy Thursday and may your day be filled with joy and healthy snacks!