We celebrated the 4th with lots of pomp (read: good food and fireworks!). Squishy is officially freaked out by fireworks--for this year, anyway.
The three older kiddos are having a sweet time playing and learning together. Mostly sweet....Squishy picked up the word "mine!" almost right away, so we've been working on sharing. One of the huge pluses of being here! He's also learned the girl's names and calls for them when they aren't around...he is going to miss them SO MUCH when we have to leave. *sad*
The main reason things have been so hectic around here during the week is because Christina's two oldest girls have both come down with a nasty case of stomatitis. What a yucky bug! The sores in their mouth make it hard for them to eat anything that's not super soft, so they've been eating smoothies, applesauce, and yogurt.
Mealtimes have been the other big event around here. Feeding eight people day in and day out requires copious amounts of food and so far, huge chunks of time. Christina and I put together a meal plan at the beginning of the week, mainly based off of the box of organic produce that they receive weekly.
|Part of this week's produce box|
Monday: July 4th Celebrations
Tuesday: Sticky chicken (x2) with red chard (2 lbs) and rice
Wednesday: Zucchini Parmesan x 2 with pasta
Friday: 2 Quiches with sweet potatoes
Saturday: Leftovers or Pizza night
Sunday: Dinner at church
We also have mangos in abundance because they are in season here. These were picked off a nearby tree (they're HUGE!!!).
This entire week has been a learning adventure. We're still figuring out how to work together best...juggling sick kids, two working husbands, and four kids three years old and under.
I did make chard for the 1st time this week--scrumptious (recipe later...my computer time is up)!
I've had many an interruption during the writing of this post, including technical difficulties. I'm working on finding a time to blog that works for me in this new living situation. :) Bear with me!