Tuesday began my journey into the world of stay-at-home mommy-hood. It wasn't how Chris and I would have planned it exactly, but sometimes God has things in store for us that we cannot imagine! So here I am, at home.
When the possibility of me staying home first presented itself, I was filled with warm and sweet memories of my Mama staying home with us as kids! I immediately decided that my little family will begin every day with a healthy and lovingly prepared breakfast! Tuesday, I started with fresh strawberry, yogurt, and granola parfait.
It is still Lily's "last week of summer" even though Chris has returned to work! In the spirit of last hoo-rahs I tried to line up some fun stuff for Lily this week! We left the house a little early on our way to meet Chris on his lunch break so that we could pick up Lily's friend Elizabeth! We took her to lunch with us at Sal's Pizza Buffet! YUMMY! I got to see so many of my teacher friends and catch up on how the first day of in-service went and Lily and "E," as she calls her, got to sit at their very own table!!
Chris got to come home only briefly before he had to head back out to Football practice, so Lily and I were on our own for dinner. I learned TWO menu plan lessons today!! Lesson #1: Always leave room for leftovers on the weekly plan! (Mom, I know you are SHOCKED that I am voluntarily eating leftovers... it's amazing what living on a budget will do to a person, lol) I had every intention of making those enchiladas tonight, but our fridge is overflowing with leftovers and we literally don't have room for any more! LOL. Lesson #2: Start dividing and freezing large recipes (i.e. Chicken Casserole can feed us almost 3 meals if I would freeze a portion). (Mom, I know you have been telling me this for years! LOL. Now I'm ready to freeze, baby, bring it on!) Very long story, not so short, I opted for leftovers and Lily for one of her recent favorites, "breakfast." Breakfast means boiled eggs and a biscuit... which is funny because I NEVER fix boiled eggs for breakfast, but whatever makes my little princess happy and gets her eating some protein.
Overall it was a great last Tuesday of Summer for Lily and a somewhat interesting and bittersweet first Tuesday of staying home for me. :-)