Saturday was our family reunion on my husband's side. There were about 80 there which is supposedly about half of us. While we were there, we got our family picture taken. My kids have an aversion to showing their teeth in a picture. Not sure why. At least you know which ones are mine! The rest are my husband and me, mother and father-in-law, my two sisters-in-law, and two brothers-in-law and our four nephews.
I had my first weekly appointment with my midwife this week. Hopefully I made the last contributions of my blood to the friendly lab technicians for this pregnancy. Nothing is happening yet, so I'm hoping for another few weeks before our littlest one arrives.
Jessica had her first art class of the year. This class was for anyone, not just homeschoolers. I was the only parent to stay in the class--at my daughter's request. She may be more attached to me than the schooled children were, but she was one of few who didn't talk over the teacher and did pay attention. I guess she's not totally spoiled for a classroom setting.
After shying away from commercial microwave popcorn for cost and health reasons for awhile, I came across this super-easy way to do it. New Nostalgia has a great pictorial for it here, so I won't go into all the steps again, but it involves only some popcorn (I got a big bag for $1.39) and some brown bags (a pack of 44 for under $1.50). I did add some melted butter and salt, and we couldn't tell the difference between the bags from the store and ours!
Speaking of food, we are enjoying the bounty of harvest around here. We still have some of our garden tomatoes, but we were also given some homegrown butternut squash and apples. My husband also came home with a gargantuan bag of green peppers. I will chop most and freeze, but he wants some stuffed peppers. Anyone have a really awesome recipe that doesn't require a lot of boxes and cans?
I had a one hour trip by myself one evening this week. I got some last-minute baby essentials and a decaf pumpkin spice latte. (Mmm...one of the joys of fall!) It's a little pathetic that since my mom was busy I had no one to go with me. However, my spontaneous moments usually do not coincide with those of my other mom friends, who are the only demographic among my friends who would enjoy baby shopping. (Or at least be comfortable with it!)
My mind is drawing a blank for #7. I've already been interrupted several times to make lunch, put Jerrod down for his nap and to marinate some ribs for supper. My brain is a bit fried and ready for it's own break which I'm thinking may just include some chocolate....
Have a great weekend!