"It smells so goooood in here!"

Posted on November 19th, by Amy in Baking, My kids. 11 comments

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!

11 thoughts on “"It smells so goooood in here!"

  1. 1
    jacquie says:

    those cookies look great, bet they smell great too! you got loads done. i can relate to cleaning stairs…yuck. we’re in a townhome too…lots and lots of stairs.

  2. 2
    Socal says:

    First…love the music…Welcome to my life? Is that it? I LOVE IT!

    Second, I don’t know how you do it. I am jealous. I think i would lose my mind with 1 child and you have 4? So thoroughly impressed. Thank you for sharing your life with me.

    You’re a wonderful friend.


  3. 3
    audreypawdrey says:

    Those cookies look so yummy! I will have to try them. Good for you getting so much cleaning done. We rearranged the den 4 times today if that helps! I did not clean so I still bow at your industriousness.:)

  4. 4
    Jaimie says:

    I want a cookie!! Can you post the recipe? :) Congrats on conquering your cleaning tasks!!! Cute pics of the kids too :)

  5. 5
    Tipper says:

    Yay for you!! You did get a lot accomplished! Cutie pie kids you’ve got!

  6. 6
    Jackie says:

    It looks like everyone enjoyed the cookies and I wish I could smell them too. Boy, did you get a lot of housework done! Don’t you just feel better now.

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    Artfulife says:

    The kids are so cute! Your youngest and my Zoe look about the same age. I wish we lived closer we could have the funnest play dates! I hope you can get some crafting done very soon.

  8. 8
    Thimbleanna says:

    Look at all those little cuties! That Owen is going to be one pampered little brother LOL!

    Lucky you — now you’re all cleaned up and ready to get busy making things!

  9. 9
    No Crying Mama says:

    I’m TRYING to get my little one to just one nap and it’s not working! Girl loves her sleep :) A clean house is so nice!

  10. 10
    melissa s. says:

    what cuties!

    I was so bummed when Esme dropped her morning nap, but it does make it easier to go out and do stuff in the morning. wishing you a smooth transition!

  11. 11
    amandajean says:

    your kids are so beautiful! we are entering NO nap territory. a fact to bemoan. I’ll really really REALLY miss nap time.

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