Thursday, January 7, 2010

at home

Yesterday I woke up exhausted. Abbott came to our bed sometime around 2:00am; Cal followed suit shortly thereafter (he seems to have a radar for being left alone in their room). This happened the previous night also. The second night it happened Alexi went to sleep in Abbott's empty bed (Abbott tends to kick), as our guest bed is currently covered with Lego. He said that he intermittently heard our kittens playing; perhaps this explains the boys' awakenings.

Monday and Tuesday Abbott didn't make it home with his homework packet, though he swears he put it in his backpack. Hence the reminder note by the front door in the photo above. It's hard trying to get back into a routine after two weeks of vacation.

I asked Cal to begin taking the ornaments off the Christmas tree while I made dinner last night. Abbott cried about the tree being taken away, so it's still in the living room. He asked me to do it when he's not around to watch (so sad!).

I made a dinner of winter comfort: soup and beer bread and apple crisp.

14 comments:

Francesca said...

Your boys are so sweet, and I hope your dinner of winter comfort was of help. The bed covered in Lego made me smile. I used to have to take photos of my boys' constructions before they agreed to put everything away!

pve design said...

You will look back and miss this kind of day in years to come. It somehow makes me realize how much they need us as Moms, and then they don't. I mean they always love us, but they quickly become independent. Comfort always ties that bond - at any age.

Ruth said...

Mmm that dinner sounds heavenly.

Kwana said...

Oh no. It is so hard getting back into the routine. My DD was at the table for hours working on a paper and miserable and making lunches for me this morning just felt like torture. But your pics make it all look pretty.

Joyce said...

Home sweet home indeed my friend. Very sweet. I love Abbott's note to self. xo

Ina in Alaska said...

oh.....so hard to get back to the routine. The kittens sound adorable. This post read like a diary entry. Very endearing. xoxo

Deidra said...

"He asked me to do it when he's not around to watch." That tugs at my heart. So sweet.

Nadia P said...

Beer bread? Do tell as it sounds delightful!

Sammi said...

It is sad putting Christmas decorations away.

I hope they manage to get more sleep once the kittens are put elsewhere!

nicola@which name? said...

oh, hugs. i don't like those tiring days. i had one yesterday, too. both kids were throwing up tuesday night. my daughter stayed home from school because of it, but seemed fine, so it was the feeling of exhaustion paired with trying to entertain her.
hope all was better last night!
nicola
http://whichname.blogspot.com

Paige said...

Sounds like it was a day that called for some winter comfort - soup's always good for that. And bread with butter. Think I need to make a big 'ol pot tonight. :)
Oh, and Charlie has been forgetting to come home with his homework packet, too! Hopefully it'll make it from school to bus to house today...

Christina said...

sweetheart, my kids are 13 and soon to be 15, and i too, had to take the tree down, when they were out and about. sigh... so sweet.
: )

A Day That is Dessert said...

Thanks for visiting and for all your comments! Nadia: I used the beer bread recipe found here: http://www.recipezaar.com/Beer-Bread-73440

KPiep said...

How funny! Your soup appears to be brocolli cheddar - and the picture looks almost exactly like the picture of the brocolli cheddar soup that I've been making from 101 Cookbooks. In fact, I'm obsessed with it, and have made up four batches in the last three weeks - which tend to be eated only by me. Makes a great breakfast!