Today's photo was from the work of the day. Someday when time erases some of the hard and the struggle and the crazy busy from my mind and I am left with all the best parts, I owe it to my current self to remind myself that it wasn't always rainbows and unicorns. So I share with you my least favorite never ending chore. The laundry. I posted this to the photo project page last night and one of the girls called it Mount Washmore. I will be using that phrase again, so perfect and so funny. This is the laundry for the three youngest Hoffmans. Only 3 of the 6 of us. Big B had some choices that zapped the family of energy and so here he is putting energy back into the family. Without complaint, I might add. The kid really rose to the occasion and accepted his many jobs with a positive attitude. I do not like it when my kids misbehave but when I can make a natural consequence of laundry. Well, that my friends, is what I call win-win.
After a fun day at the bowling alley with their Daddy (who didn't take pictures!), while mom and sister were supporting the basketball team, the kids had come home with all too much candy. I think they do this to us parents on purpose as a way to get us to spend more money to get more tickets so they can buy anything. . . .ANYTHING other than candy! But alas, we always seem to fall in that sweet spot where we are just short for buying anything else. Instead, gobs and gobs of candy comes home. Candy that I wouldn't buy otherwise. Like this lollipop. . . .
It was another great weekend for Elizabeth's basketball team. It is so hard for her to sit the bench and just watch. But she is proud of her team and I am proud of her for wanting to be there to support them. So far, her attitude about her broken arm has been unbelievable. I think I would have pouted at least 10-20 times by this point. And by "think", I mean I know.
While K was napping, lil b got to help his Dad. Rich spends every year on a holy quest to replace all dead light bulbs. I love this little obsession of his because we have had our pre-lit tree now for years and it keeps truckin' along and looking great! He has been known to offer a dime for each discovered light bulb that is out. A motivation tool learned from his father in law.
I didn't take too many pictures today. I worked on a project from home today that kept my focus beyond typical working hours. I did take time to take a lunch with my hubby and a good friend from my UNMC days. Ryan and I marveled at the rate at which Rich consumed salsa today. We ate at California Taco which is SOOOO good. And their salsa is delicious and served in margarita machines. As with most things involving a food he loves, Rich took it to a new level. If you look closely, you can see the line from where the salsa was before Rich got to it. No joke. He barely sat down for the first 20 minutes we were there. He just kept refilling his salsa. It was hilarious.
|Two times the salsa for a day with two times the posts. :)|
A couple shots from this evening:
Hard at work for homework time. Lil b can hardly stand to stay quiet so Big B can concentrate.
The last tournament had "Champion" water bottles to give for the winners. Yesterday's tournament had medals which they got at practice tonight. She didn't mind the water bottle but her quote before this pic was, "You just can't beat a medal. All that work sitting the bench and cheering has really paid off." Ha! Well, at least she knew her role in that! Love her sense of humor.
I know that it bugs her that this tournament she didn't get to contribute to that win but I respect that she manages that disappointment with humor.