On Sunday, I woke up and the three-year-old had crawled into bed with me. He was demanding we get downstairs for breakfast and to see grandma (my mother-in-law). I could not be annoyed with him, even though I thought about it, because it was already 8:00 a.m.
Hubby was already up and moving around (can you see why I considered becoming annoyed?) and he was in a cooking mood. He coaxed me out of bed with the promise of apple cinnamon French toast, bacon, and strong coffee. Say no more, I was up!
After the lovely, non-healthy, and super delicious breakfast, the four of us (our daughter was sleeping over at a friend’s house) sat at the kitchen table, started talking about our super busy Saturday events, and began working on our individual projects.
I was preparing goodie bags for my girlfriends. We had plans to watch the Desperate Housewives premiere. Yes, it’s low-brow TV watching and it gave us yet another reason to have a party on a Sunday night.
I purchased apple themed goodies to put into the bags. Simple and fun.
My son wanted to “help” me prepare the bags, so I set him up with his own project.
I showed my little guy how to use the hole punch. His hands aren’t quite strong enough to work the hole punch alone, but he was very determined.
Our local library had a used book sale on Saturday. All children’s and teen books were $.50. FANTASTIC!
My daughter and I had a great time digging through all the books. We picked up some picture books for my mother-in-law. She likes to make origami boxes with the picture book pages.
Hubby was doing some travel planning and pretty much just surfing the web. He would look up every now-and-then and offer us some positive feedback on our various projects. Yes, he’s the family cheerleader.
After about 90 minutes, the multigenerational project session came to an end.
My mother-in-law had created a super cute origami box.
My mother-in-law promised my son he could have the box if he helped clean up his project area.
He promptly used the box for his current beloved toy.
I finished the embellishments on my goodie bags. I was looking forward to the fun time I would have later on that evening.
It was a nice and relaxing start to a fun Sunday. It doesn’t get much better than this.