May 3, 2009

Satisfying Saturday

Yesterday I experienced my first busy Saturday in a month and boy -- it felt GOOD!

I bumped up my Monday plan to stock the freezer with meals since Garry was home to help with the kids. I cooked
all day (except during my afternoon nap) and finally finished cleaning up at 10:00 p.m.

All of this....

turned into this.....

I think there are 22 meals in there (not counting the corn dogs and tacquitos)! Some recipes are family favorites and some are new to us. Thanks to all who shared their wisdom and resources. I'm so excited to feel prepared in this small way for life after Baby.

Being so active after so much time in bed was pretty exhausting, but I definitely enjoyed myself. Even mopping the floor late at night was a lovely change of pace. Who knew that contributing to the household could be such a rewarding experience?

Meanwhile, Garry was Super Dad. In addition to a Costco run and a separate little grocery trip, he gave the boys hair cuts, painted the headboard for the twin bed in Gavin's room, managed meal times and nap times and bed times, and kept the boys out of trouble all day.

We didn't realize until it was too late, but Zachary and Tyler crashed our neighbor's birthday party. A few minutes after we sent them outside to play, they came home to ask if they could play at Andy's house. Since they had permission from Andy's mom, we agreed. It was only later that we found out that Andy had a pile of friends over for his birthday party at the time! Zach and Ty enjoyed cupcakes, games, and even an impromptu soccer match with Andy and all of his ten-year-old buddies. What a fun afternoon!

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