It turns out that by the fifth child, I’m a terrible blogger! ;)
Apologies for my lax blogging lately. Hopefully you and your kiddos have been busy making some last minute summer magic of your own.
We’ve been busy and I’m keeping up as best as I can with my giant belly. I’m getting rather old for this pregnancy business, I think! I’m no longer a spring chicken and with this heat and four kids to chase, I’m not exactly one of those bouncy, skinny-except-for-the-belly, super active pregnant mamas who reorganizes the house and does yoga till the birth date!
Nonetheless, I’m enjoying this last hurrah of baby-making. The kids are having fun playing “chase the baby part” on my belly and they’ve been wonderful at giving mama foot rubs and helping with housework (Daddy too, of course).
We’re leaving today to visit Magical Mama Tiffany and her gang in Nebraska. There will be some other fun families down there, too, so it should be a noisy, grand old time!
In the meantime, here’s 10 links that caught my eye lately (a few are ones I wrote up elsewhere). See if there’s any fun that catches yours….
6. DIY chalkboard paint (Instructions from elsewhere: Outdoor Chalkboard: Get a 4 x 8 plywood sheet and mix a chalkboard-colored outdoor paint with unsanded tile grout: 1. Pour 1 cup of paint into a container. Add 2 tablespoons of unsanded tile grout. Mix with a paint stirrer, carefully breaking up clumps. 2. Apply paint with a roller or a sponge paintbrush to a primed or painted surface. Work in small sections, going over the same spot several times to ensure full, even coverage. Let dry. 3. Smooth area with 150-grit sandpaper, and wipe off dust. 4. To condition: Rub the side of a piece of chalk over entire surface. Wipe away residue with a barely damp sponge. )
And with that, my sweets, I’m off to the wilds of Nebraska!
Kiss your babies, count your blessings, and don’t forget to take care of you!