Words from Ella as she came inside from playing at 4:45pm. Yes, the sun has already set here by then. While they were outside I whipped up a batch of these yummy pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Well technically my mixer did the grunt work, but someone has to operate it – right? And I let each one have a small cookie before dinner – I wasn’t able to wait myself either. Yummy :) And here’s their smiling faces to prove it!Ella – always ready with a pose and smile.

Emmalie – I had to ask her to open her eyes – her smile is that big!

Sophia – she likes to roll her eyes at the camera – or is it me? Pretty sure it’s the camera!

And Owen! Who happens to be going to one nap – boo hoo for me!

As far as my cleaning accomplishments . . . yesterday I had to find and conquer the vacuum clog. I managed just fine, but being seriously allergic to dust and dander of any sort, it made for a long day thereafter :) But I did make some serious headway . . . we live in a townhome with three levels. I live mostly on the second level, where the kitchen and family room happen to be. I thoroughly cleaned the first 2 floors yesterday, under couches, in couches and all the baseboards. (I got a roomba for my birthday while pregnant with Owen, and since haven’t paid as much attention to the baseboards on a regular basis.) And did the same today upstairs. Not to mention all the stairs – carpeted stairs are a pain to keep clean. And I purged my desk, well computer armoire, something was about to fall off of it and the doors didn’t want to close – it was time!

In light of that, and all the running around I did this morning, I haven’t made any substantial progress on my crafty to do list – but I’m seeing a crafty day in my near future. :)

Hope your well!