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Lazy Day Brought on Inspiration

I would call today a lazy day.
Spencer is still fighting 'the sickness' and wanted to sleep most of the day.  Rest will do him good so he slept.  I took advantage!  We had some good cuddle time while he slept.  I also watched some TV I don't usually have time for.

Athena was with her mom today.


With a low energy preschooler I did not have to chase him around today.  I took the time while he slept to prepare some preschool activities for next week.  Mostly busy work, cutting and coloring.  In between naps Spencer helped.  :)

I was able to get a lot done.

Around 4:00 Spencer was done napping and cranky not feeling good.  He was crying about EVERYTHING.
 Time for medicine.
He fought it but after I tried giving it to him he gave in and asked to take it himself.  20 min later a brand new happy boy.






Papa's old construction hat arrived in the mail yesterday and Spencer was more then happy to try it on. 











I was getting some cleaning done while Spencer played around with his cars.  He heard the water in the kitchen and he ran in the kitchen asking if he could help wash the dishes.  This is his new favorite activity.  Unfortunately I only had 3 dishes left. :(

 I improvised.
He looked happy about it. 
Wash! Wash! Wash!






















It ended in a small water fight.  =D

Spencer helped clean up then changed into warm dry jammies and was ready to lay down again. 

Mommy was feeling crafty.  
So I pulled out some scraps of fabric and a wire hanger and created a Valentines wreath. 
 I bent the hanger into a heart shape then cut the fabric into small strips and tied them to the hanger.  That's it.  It didn't take long either plus it had a built in hook to hang on the door. 
I love it!  





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