Weekend Fun: Challah, Studying, and Family

I liked reading everyone’s answers to the questions in my last post! Also, thank you to each and every person who checked in on Sadie and me. We still have the sniffles, but we’re doing just fine! 

Jimmy slept over my brother-in-law’s house on Friday so Sadie, Niva, and I had a girls’ night in the yard with a sticker book, coloring pages, and a blanket.

I got some Bible studying in, too. I spent a bit of time in James 1 and wrote out some notes. James is one of those books I can read over and over again and learn something new each time.

Bible study journal

On Saturday, Jimmy did some church work at a member’s house and Sadie and I baked a loaf of challah together. It had been a while since I braided some bread

We brought the challah to Jimmy’s aunt and uncle’s house and met my sister and her husband there for dinner.

Challah bread

We had such a fun night with Jimmy’s aunt and uncle, cousins, second cousins, and my sister’s family. Sadie and Caroline were in heaven running around the house, climbing everything, and playing with new-to-them toys. 

Jimmy’s aunt made homemade applesauce to go with our dinner and it was delicious. Our light eater (ahem, Sadie Mae…) housed a few servings of it! I guess I need to try my hand at making homemade applesauce. I also worked on a sewing project with the help of Jimmy’s aunt. Can’t wait to show how it turns out… if I don’t mess it up, lol.

Toddler girls sitting at kid table with food toys

Sisters with their toddler daughters

My sister recently had her hair cut short and I looooooooove it!


I plopped on the couch to snuggle with Niva as soon as we got home. She only chewed a water bottle and box of tissues while we were gone. Not too shabby for our food monger husky 😉

Girl and husky snuggling on couch

Jimmy and I watched an episode of the TV show Alone that’s on the History channel before we went to bed. Have you heard of it?

Ten men go into the wilderness alone with ten items and they see who lasts the longest. I don’t think I would last more than a few hours for fear of the dangerous wild animals… and lack of peanut butter 😉

Tell me about your weekend!

Mom and toddler daughter in swim clothes

Questions and More Sniffles

The sniffles Sadie had the other day turned into a high fever. Poor girl. We made the best of it by snuggling up to watch a few episodes of Clifford and getting outside as much as possible once her fever went down.

Niva made sure to stay close by. I have a feeling pets can sense when someone is sick. Either that or Niva was just happy we were sitting on the couch and wanted to join us 😉

Sick toddler snuggling momMom and toddler daughter in swim clothes

Do you have any good cold remedies for little ones? We put this rub on her chest and feet, cuddle and rest, give ibuprofen or acetaminophen for fevers, and use a bulb syringe 24/7, lol. 

I had a feeling I would catch whatever Sadie has and I was right. Meet my new best friend.

Sore throat spray

I was thinking about how this cold came with a sore throat and I had no idea whether or not Sadie had one because she couldn’t tell me. Time to learn to sign about sickness!

I had a few random questions pop into my head. I want to hear your answers.

  • Coffee or tea? Coffee, but I’ll drink tea as well.
  • How do you like your coffee or tea? I like mine with a bit of cream, but not too much.
  • How do you like bananas? I like mine on the green side.
  • Fiction or nonfiction? I prefer nonfiction but I’ll read just about anything.
  • Are you an introvert or extrovert? Introvert over here.
  • Hamburger or hotdog? Hamburger, but once in a blue moon I’ll crave a hot dog.