No, this is not a recipe :-) We had a very busy week. We had a good family friend stay with us. His son was awaiting the birth of his first child. He was blessed to be here to see his new grandson. This was so weird for me. Robert, our friend's son, was only eight...8....years old when we first met them. And this week he became a daddy! Wow, makes me feel old :-)
The oldest two girls and Jeremiah went camping this weekend. They had a lot of fun. While they were gone we did our grocery shopping. Nothing unusual about that....except that by the time I got out the door it was 5 PM. In my world, that is very, very late for a full grocery shopping. However, we didn't have much of a choice. There have been many late bedtimes this week. Come shopping day it was apparent that those late nights were catching up! Naptimes were required. Poor Jonah was a puddle. After naps and some food we headed out. I don't have a watch, so I didn't really know what time it was. I'm pretty used to people looking/staring at us, but for some odd reason there was a difference this night. I finally figured it out when I got home. It was 10 PM!!! People must have thought I was crazy to be out grocery shopping with five kids at almost 10 o'clock at night. :-)
To make sure that the five kiddos who were home with me had a bit of fun we had our own s'mores...right in our kitchen. I just turned one of my burners on and 'roasted' marshmallows over the hot burner. Worked like a charm. Though, I have to say, it lacked that nostalgic smokey smell and glowing fire.
Tonight I finally got around to making another batch of soap. We ran out of our first batch last month. Not too bad for our size family. We had homemade soap for six months, which included having given some away. This time I met with a bit of a mess. I was just finishing up washing the utensils I used to make the soap. Flannery came into the kitchen, screamed and pointed to my crockpot (I was making soap in the crockpot). I look over to see that my soap was foaming up and over the sides, all down the outside onto my counter. UGH!!! It took me at least 20 to 30 minutes to clean it all up. I decided to make my water portion out of a calendula/chamomile tea. I'm excited to see how it turns out.
I have some pictures to share this time. I'm trying to make another go at doing some seasonal crafts. We bought some small 1$ pumpkins a couple of weeks ago. It has taken me a while to get around to them. I took them all out on the porch with some paper and paints. The kids had a lot of fun painting their pumpkins.
me, has been a wee bit unhappy with the amount of a certain type of bug entering our house. We can't put borax down due to the chickens and cats. The borax will kill the bugs quicker, but it would kill the chickens and the cats as well. The DE will work slower, but is totally safe for animals and humans.