Monday, April 08, 2013

A week at the Hughes home.....

On Monday, the boys were running around the backyard and Nathan came to the back porch screaming and bleeding. He had stepped on a broken test tube (must have fallen out of the shed) and had a pretty deep cut right on the bottom of his foot. My amazing, talented, wonderful neighbor was coming over to get her son and saw our dilemma. She took care of it all while I stood by and told her how grateful I am for her. It is not that I get squeamish about these kinds of things, it is just that we rarely have first aid issues, so I am never sure what to do. Nathan just got a couple of butterfly band aids and the cut is healing up nicely.

Also, Steve and Steven in an attempt to get healthier wanted to try a vegetarian diet this week. I was excited for this idea, since I have been wanting to do some meatless dinners a couple of times a week. On Monday we had black bean burritos which were delicious and well received. We stuck with the meatless all week and did not starve! Imagine that. I think we will keep at it.

Tuesday was soccer! I put Jacob and Brandon in this season and they are both having a great time. Neither of them have much skill, but what's new. None of my boys seem to have much athletic ability but, they have a good time running around the field. The exciting thing about this season is that Steve is coaching Jacob's team. He is doing such a great job and I think it is good for Jacob to have his Dad there. Unfortunately they really don't have much skill on their team. A typical game is 0 to 7 with them losing.

{Practicing soccer in the front yard}

Wednesday was scouts. The boys and I headed out and I was responsible for the bears that night. We made sugardoodle cookies that turned out wonderful! We passed off requirement 9a, Yea!

Thursday was raining most of the day so they cancelled soccer.

Friday was an out to eat kind of night. Steve and I wanted to go to Thai but we hadn't booked a babysitter or picked up the house. So... we left the older boys home and took Brandon and Alex with us. Then we went out to have dinner and it went quite well. We will definitely be doing that again. :-)

 And as an added bonus, here are some pictures I have been wanting to share:


I have actually had this on my wall for about a year now. These are plates that we collected as we traveled Europe. Many are from Germany, but we also have plates from Prague, Spain, London, Italy, and Holland. They sat in a closet at our house for three years because I couldn't figure out how to display them. Well, with the help of Pinterest, I found a way, and I LOVE it.

Alex is so funny. He has always loved his blankets. He doesn't have a specific one that he is attached to, but he likes to have one with him when he is at home. A while back when we would put him to bed he would tell us he needs another blanket. He has a large stash of blankets in his room from many years of collecting them. So, when he asked for more, we gave him more. Most nights he goes to sleep with at least five in his crib with him. He loves is. 


So, Alicia did a post about her kids drinking pickle juice straight out of the jar. I was looking at her blog when my boy came home from school and they saw the pictures. They thought that looked like a good idea, so they asked if they could do it. I didn't care if they did, I just warned them about the salt content. After trying it, they decided they would rather just stick with eating the pickle.