Library

When You’re Up Way Too Early

I would definitely consider myself a morning person, but 3:30 is a bit too early for me. Sadie, Niva, and I are spending the night at my parents’ house and little miss Niva decided to run around the house like a wild banshee this morning. I couldn’t fall back asleep, so here I am 🙂

Jimmy has been away on a trip to the Creation Museum with our church this week (I wasn’t brave enough to bring a toddler, so I held down the fort with Sadie) and I’ve been missing him a whole bunch. Sadie and I have enjoyed the quality time together, though!

Mom and toddler with masks on

We went to one of our local libraries the other day and it was glorious. Something about books and the quietness of a library just fills me with joy. I think Sadie likes it, too. We read a few books together, played, and left feeling very happy.

I’m pretty sure I made the same face as Sadie below when I got to see all the books.

Toddler on library steps in Carnegie Pittsburgh Library

I ended up checking out Lulu’s Cafe by T.I. Lowe and have been plowing through it each night when Sadie goes to bed. I also requested Little Women because it has been way too long since I last read that classic! Sadie brought home a Biscuit book and a book about gardening.

On Wednesday night, I was the teacher for the toddler class at our church, and Sadie was my only student. We had fun coloring and learning about the letter C, for Cornelius!

Mom and toddler at church

I’ve been doing lots of snuggling with Niva and Malcolm.

Jimmy snapped this photo before he left. I was happy because Jimmy and I always joke that whichever pet lays with one of us on the couch in the evenings likes us more, lol. Malcolm usually sits with me and Niva snuggles up to Jimmy but I guess they thought I needed the extra love?!

Girl with cat and husky laying with her

My mom figured out that Sadie likes Uncrustables sandwiches. I’m going to have to pick some up for my house because I have a hard time getting her to eat much of anything.

Seeing Sadie chow down on one of my favorite combos of peanut butter and jelly made my heart happy!

Toddler eating Smucker's Uncrustables

My mom and I took Sadie shopping yesterday and that was an interesting experience. It involved a bottle of glass cleaner spilling all over the floor, haha.

She had fun running around the parking lot in her new daisy skirt that I got off of Facebook Marketplace. Craigslist and Facebook Marketplace are downright dangerous for me! I want to buy everything, lol.

Toddler running through parking lot in black and yellow daisy skirt

I also filmed a vlog of our day together on Thursday since it had been a while since I last vlogged!

Are you a morning person or a night owl?

What’s your favorite type of sandwich?

Are you a fan of Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace?

Library Fix, Work, and A Recipe

Sadie and I got our library fix while we were at my parents’ house! Their local library opened, so we hightailed it over there to read and check out some books. 

Mom and daughter reading at library

Toddler reading books at library

In the evening, my dad and I got some work done for the family business.

We sat out on the back porch with my dad’s laptop and I was thinking about what a blessing it is to take work outside and to be able to call my family members co-workers. God has been so good to me.

Father and daughter

Dad was focused to the max, lol.

Speaking of family, my sister was texting me last week and asking if I had any dinner ideas. I sent her my recipe for sweet and sour chicken (which I completely forgot about until I looked on my recipe page for ideas) and she made it and loved it!

She even sent me a picture, which totally has me craving sweet and sour chicken. Thanks a lot, Hannah 😉

Sweet and sour chicken with rice and broccoli

In other news, I’m starting to make a packing list for when we go camping this summer and I realized just how much you have to pack to go camping. 

We also put Sadie in the back of her baby carrier to see how she would like that if we go hiking and she seemed to enjoy it… for a few minutes, haha. 

Toddler in baby carrier on back

I can’t wait to see what she thinks of camping. Jimmy and I both went camping a lot when we were growing up, so we have wonderful memories of being out in the woods, making s’mores, and sleeping under the stars. 

Have you been camping? Do you enjoy it?

What’s something I can’t forget to pack?