This morning Clark took a nap. He's not been napping in the mornings lately and with what was to come I found myself thanking God that he did sleep in the morning.
I was able to finish putting things away in the girls' room and we were able to finish up last week's science lesson. Then the four oldest went upstairs to play and I took an unintended nap.
We were finishing up lunch when the doorbell rang. It was a father and his two sons who go to Christian Service Brigade with Jeff and Kent. Their family wanted to bless our family and they came to weed-eat and mow our weed infested yard, that we hadn't had a chance to take care of yet this fall.
It was an extra blessing for Kent because we were home and he got to play with his friends when their Dad didn't need them to help him. Kent doesn't often get to interact with other boys in our home as most of the people we get together with have girls.
Quiet time was late in the afternoon for a short while. I was checking my e-mail and found that I'd been blessed again by winning a giveaway by Gwen for a book call A is for Adam. I also was blessed with a sweet e-mail from my husband telling me he loves me.
At the end of the afternoon our neighbor came over when we were out drawing thanksgiving pictures on our side walk. She enjoyed getting out of the house, playing with the girls, and drawing pictures with us.
After we came back inside I started fixing the vegetables for dinner and Katy blessed me by asking if she could help me with the potatoes. Since I was almost ready to put them in the oven, she counted carrots for our dinner(after finding them in the fridge) and cut them after I peeled them. Then Kent came through and blessed me by seeing that Katy was having fun and he wanted to help cut carrots, too. I asked him if he could help me with the beans instead. He cheerfully helped me take the heads and tails off the green beans. When we were done he helped pick up the carrot pieces and peels that had landed on the floor and he put the trash can closer to Katy so she could put the carrot scrap pieces in the trash easier. Before Kent came to help he put Clark in his pack and play and put on a Praise Baby DVD for him to watch so he wouldn't get into trouble.
Tonight we will be able to enjoy our roast with the THREE vegetables I had planned rather than ending up with just one as often happens when I have too many distractions during the dinner hour.
Then Jeff came home with a new outfit for me to wear on Thanksgiving.