My big boy is officially THIRTEEN today!  Above is a photo from when he was about seven years old, the little cutie.  I am pretty sure it was only a couple of years ago that I brought him to preschool, so I don’t know how he could have turned 13 on me…

This is the last week of summer.  Boy, has it flown by!  Is it crazy that I have had something on EVERY weekend this summer (either on the weekend or I was getting ready for the crazy upcoming week) EXCEPT for this weekend the very LAST weekend of the summer.  The kids sure kept me hopping, but it was a lot of fun.  When the kids go back to school, I think I am taking a nap!

Head over to the Organizing Junkie for Menu Plan Monday and get on in the fun (she even has a give away this week)!  For gluten free goodness, check out the Gluten Free Menu Swap hosted this week by Fresh Ginger.  The ingredient theme is eggplant.  Mine is coming along nicely in the garden.  I hope to make some Baba Ghanoush with some of the eggplant this weekend.  Yum!

Monday:  Big boy is officially 13 today!/back to school night for big boy/Grandpa visiting today

                     change hand towels in bathrooms

French dip in the slow cooker (holdover from last week) and salad

Tuesday:  clean toilets/ sort a box /clean refrigerator door shelves/dust bedrooms/clip little girl nails/vacuum main rooms/wash windows in living room/Clean under couch and chair cushions/ get stuff out of living room that does not belong

Italian chicken breasts with rice and salad

Wednesday: school supply shopping / back to school night for the girlies

                         clean mirrors in bedrooms and bathrooms/change bathroom hand towels/sort a box/dust door,sills,molding, picture frames, and ceiling corners in living room

Apricot glazed pork tenderloin, grilled zucchini and tomatoes

Thursday:  Play time with mom’s

                        trim houseplants and water/sort a box/dust living room

Stir fry with garden veggies

Friday:  momma works a few hours

                  sweep porch/shake rugs/sweep and mop bathrooms/ quick tidy in each room

BLT’s with avocado, with “State Fair Salad” featured on Kare11 (I’ll put the link on later when I  find it again)

This week:  Finish my little girl’s closet.

            Make Samosas for this weekend

            Get a nice amount of yummies into the freezer for back-to-school

            Update the girls’ Gluten Free teacher handouts

            Do some blog ‘catch up’

Everyday house stuff (this is always the hope…a girl can dream…):

make beds

feed pets

dishes (all done before bed!!)

sweep kitchen, dining area, entry ways

clean kitchen and bathroom sinks/wipe counters

Change dishtowel/sponge and hand towels every other day

Kids do a 15 pickup in their bedrooms and living room

Walk dogs

Water porch plants

Weed 2 foot square part of garden/replant any greens etc. that are needed

load of laundry (wash/dry/PUT AWAY)

harvest from the garden