Thursday, January 31, 2013

The Little Things Thursday: #9

Welcome to The Little Things Thursdays! The kids finally kicked what turned out to be the norovirus. I should buy stock in Lysol and Clorox cleaners with how bad this season has been! Thankfully, we were able to do a bit more this week so my moments are a little more exciting!

1. Tunnel Time
After a week of being sick, two months of being on lockdown, and cold weather to boot, the kids started to seriously go stir-crazy this week. I can't blame them, because I'm right there with them! Back in August and September when I was hitting my consignment sales, I bought a few things that I've kept hidden away just for  their rough winter days. I brought out their pop-out tunnel for the first time, and they loved it! Our therapist has brought hers over a few times in the past, but the kids weren't sure about it. When I brought ours out, the kids were all over it! They spent a good chunk of the afternoon crawling through it which brought a welcome break from the whining. It's now back in the garage for a few more days before I bring it out again. Gotta keep some toys fresh!

2. Outside!
We have had some weird and wonderful weather in Kansas City this week. Monday it hit 76 degrees which meant we went outside to play. The kids ran all over the place soaking up the warm weather. And then, in keeping with true KC weather, it snowed two nights later. Eh...oh well. We enjoyed our time outside while we had it. In other news, I was pleasantly surprised to see how much they've improved on climbing up the play set and walking on uneven ground. Yay!

3. Writing Time
These days we seem to be having a bit more trouble behavior-wise. My mom came over on Tuesday to free me up to get some stuff done around the house, and she suggested that I ditch my plans and head to the coffee house down the street. I got to park myself in a comfy chair for an hour and a half and write. Uninterrupted writing time is one of my absolutely favorite ways to spend time. It was so relaxing and productive! Ahhh!

4. Girls' Night
Blue Ridge Bible Church hosted a Girls' Night out at Jose Peppers. Good friends + Mexican Food = Fabulous Evening! I actually wasn't even going to try to go since we had a long week, but Sean saw the invite on FaceBook and brought it up himself. He said I should go and take an evening off. Best. Husband. Ever!

Now it's your turn! What Little Things brightened up your week? Link up your post below and make sure you come back next week to play again!

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  1. Love the tunnel! We have one in the attic waiting for crawling babies and toddlers.

    1. They are so fun to have on hand! I'm glad you have one ready to go!

  2. Oh little things this week?
    1) My husband sent me out Monday night for some girl time.
    2) My sweet daughter saw I didn't feel so hot after dinner one night and brought me a coke with ice in it (ice around here is kind of a big deal)
    3) My special needs son vacuumed before company came over Tuesday as I asked but he took the time to vacuum the stairs (which I didn't ask for) and it was so sweet that he not only noticed but took care of it himself
    4) My home-schooled son googled "anemia" because he knew that's what I struggle with lately and took it on himself to carry my laundry baskets without asking because he knew I was feeling weak.
    5) My husband is planning a date night I am yet to be surprised with...

    yes - my love language happens to be "acts of service" :D My family was fluent in it this week and my love tank is full to brimming.

    1. Oh, wow! It sounds like your family went all out to bless you this week! Such a wonderful list, that I'm so glad you took a minute to share. I love that your family clearly cares as much for you and you do for them. :)

  3. As a writer, I agree that a large amount of free time to write is heaven! Found you thorugh the Blogy Moms February Blog Hop

    1. Writing time = such a great way to relax!

      Thanks for visiting!


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