We went out for supper Saturday evening. It was raining, so Ajisen Noddles (Japenese place) always sounds good on a rainy day... Ryan loves their noodle soups, I like their fried rice, and Hadassah is crazy for their mushroom chicken broth soup!
Our gas stove stopped working Friday, so it was extra reason to go out. ;) I've gotten creative, cooking hard boiled eggs in the crock pot and so on, but you never realize how much you use the stove until you're without it! Turns out it was the battery. Did you know gas stove strikers ran on battery? The land lord showed us that on Sunday afternoon and I ordered a new one online which came today, but turns out I ordered the wrong SIZE on 1.5 V batteries... Always learning!
Mother's Day morning started early. 5:22 AM is when we first heard noise from Hadassah's room - even earlier than usual! It seems that every summer she wakes up with the sun and the sun rises really early here, especially since they have no daylight saving's time change. We've done our best with room darkening shades, but a little always comes in and it seems like she knows... But we've taught her to stay in her room until the clock says 7 (it's actually set later - it's really 6:30!) and that usually works. Just laying in bed until later seems to help her mood and helps us have some time too. So I got up and had devotions and time to list so many things I'm thankful for as a mother. From little arms that hug my neck to tiny fingers to hold and kiss to cut round bellies to tickle and the most genuine giggles... I am so blessed.
With the craziness of church days and the 45 minute minimum one-way commute, going out for lunch is more stressful than it's worth (with girls needing naps) and then everyone usually just feels like being home for supper. Plus, all the special restaurants are downtown. So, we had the idea to go out for breakfast!
First thing that happened when Hadassah got her cute mini pancakes? She ate all of the whipped cream first, of course!
It's funny to realize we have to drive 45 minutes to get to a place that serves french toast... :D We also ordered a breakfast sandwich (we thought) but after waiting a while and asking for the bill, we realized they never recorded it. Thankfully another great restaurant was in the same mall and had a quick, delicious breakfast sandwich to go. After marrying Ryan, who has to has eggs every morning, I now get a light head if I don't get my morning protein too!
Ellie thankfully went down easily for a nap (doesn't always happen on Sundays!) though again it was a shorter one, with over tiredness and teething. But during those 45 minutes of down time, Ryan surprised me with a foot massage with lotion while I scrapbooked in the recliner. Doesn't get much better! He also gave me a super encouraging letter that morning, which is always the best. Makes this "words" person feel so loved!