weekend

Restful

We had a fairly restful weekend over here. Case in point: Jimmy and Niva shared a blanket on the couch for a little snooze one afternoon.

Husky sleeping on couch with blanket

I had come up from our basement and saw them laying together and thought it was adorable that they were sharing a blanket.

I also found Malcolm doing some sunbathing in the kitchen.

Black cat laying in sun

Sadie got in on the restful weekend when we pushed the couches together to watch TV one morning. TV first thing in the morning was a major treat for her!

Hopefully she doesn’t expect it every morning now 😉

Dad and toddler watching TV with couches pushed together

I did some reading. I started this book and it has been very interesting. There’s a lot I didn’t know about the brain, especially how a child’s brain develops and can be nurtured.

I’ve begun implementing a few of the strategies included in the book when Sadie is upset and they have worked very well!

The Whole Brain Child book

I helped Jimmy in the church sound booth on Sunday morning and got to hear my dad teach a lesson on money in the church. What a difficult topic to cover, but also very important.

My brother-in-law, Josh, preached in the evening and while I was teaching a class, I heard he did a great job. I’m looking forward to catching up on his sermon via Facebook!

Man preaching at church

Other weekend happenings:

  • A few Starbucks dates with Jimmy, Sadia, and Niva
  • We went to a dessert get-together at my sister-in-law’s house
  • Did some cleaning and real estate work catch up

A few of my favorite Bible verses on the topic of rest:

  • “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
  • And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.” Exodus 33:14
  • He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” Psalm 46:10

Tell me about your weekend!

Pinecones and a Dog Bone

What do pinecones and dog bones have in common? Nothing really, except the fact that Sadie nibbled on both on Saturday.

Dog and toddler chewing on bones

Sader Tot is obsessed with anything that belongs to Niva including her water dish, food, and bones. It’s a good thing Niva is great at sharing.

As for the pinecones, we did some crafting! Jimmy went to a leaf raking service project at our church and brought home some pinecones thinking I would want to craft with them. He knows me well 🙂

Mom and daughter making bird feeders with pinecones

We tied twine around the pinecones, covered them with peanut butter, and rolled them in bird seed. It was definitely messy–I’m pretty sure I’ll be cleaning a mixture of bird seed and peanut butter off of every kitchen surface for a few weeks–but a ton of fun!

We plan on hanging them soon and I’m super excited to see what Sadie thinks when she sees a bird eating from her little homemade bird feeder. It worked out well, too, because she’s learning about birds and fall this week in school! 

Toddler pine cone craft

Toddler pinecone craft

Other fun over the weekend included a trip to Starbucks with my girls. Mama got a (much needed) coffee, Sadie got a chocolate milk, and Niva got a fun car ride. It was a win for all of us. 

Husky and toddler sitting in car together

Okay, I’m going to sign off now. I have no brain power left. We’re still going through the whole sleep/nap strike thing over here and my eyes are already heavy at 5:35 pm. 

Tell me about your weekend!