|Monday was a preparation day for the week ahead.|
had great helpers in the kitchen for breakfast.
|We actually had great helpers all day long.|
|In the middle of everything going on, Jacob found a quiet place for a short nap.|
|Julia accompanied me on an outing. She was thrilled with a little treat.|
|I can't say enough great things about Julia. She's delightful.|
|We enjoyed a little Daniel Tiger. Baby Ben found a good place to watch.|
|So did Jacob and Julia.|
|I found random people in quiet places all day.|
|Baby Ben and Julia shared their creativity.|
|Will did not accompany me on any outings. However, he ended up with a chocolate orange, which he generously shared.|
|Once the gatherers got the food for the week, I could chill a little.|
I found two helpers for that endeavor.
|Papa Ben knows how to have fun, too.|
|Back at my table, it was like a revolving door. Kids came and helped.|
Puzzles were a mission to be accomplished.
|Nathan took this very seriously.|
|Ok, we weren't very serious all the time.|
|We enjoyed healthy snacks.|
|We also had a lot of puzzles.|
|This might be my new favorite puzzle.|
Of course, these are two of my favorite people.
|For the record, the unicorn puzzle was quite difficult. Melanie was determined.|
|Dinner was fabulous!|
|After dinner, we returned for Blue Bell, which has returned.|
And Frozen, which I've still never actually seen.
|Baby Ben was more interested in the frozen stuff in his bowl.|
|Nathan managed to show interest in both.|
|I must confess, the week has only begun, but this is exactly how I feel!|
|I can tell Jeff and Dave feel the same way, too.|