Today the kids took the three older shelved kits and released them in the living room. They were running and kicking their heels up and playing. It was fun to watch. I'm sure they enjoyed having the space to hop around too. I was a little worried that Moose might think they were something to play with, and while he was excited to have them out and about, he did not chase or paw at them at all. In fact at one point the little brown kit came right up to Moose. Moose was sitting and leaned his head down, and the tiny bunny sat on his back legs, leaned up, and they touched noses for a moment. I wish I'd have gotten a photo; it was priceless.
Dinner was my attempt at crock pot chicken soup with no recipe and limited ingredients. I had a package of frozen chicken tenderloin, potatoes, half an onion, leftover apples from the tree, a handful of fresh thyme, a clove of garlic, and I added a dash of oregano with the salt and pepper for good measure. It smelled really good. I made rice to go with it just in case we needed more filler. It was so bland though. My mom came by for dinner, and suggested chicken bouillon. How did I forget that? So I added some after we had all dished up (of course). I had hoped it would improve the flavor for Tony when he got off work. He just said "It's missing something." so I guess at least it wasn't bland anymore. I used nearly an entire clove of garlic, and it didn't come through at all in the flavor. In fact, you couldn't taste the thyme, the apples, nothing. It was just flavorless texture in your mouth. Ugh! I have got to figure out how to use herbs and spices! Better luck next time I guess. It was at least better than my last crock pot meal - Barbecue rabbit soup... Don't mix herbs and BBQ sauce into a soup... It doesn't work.
The oldest two kids went off to a school dance tonight. Both came back with a poor attitude, both blaming the other for their bad mood. Well guess who isn't going to be getting money to go to school extra-curricular activities next time?
The younger kids were in bed early tonight. #5 was in full blown meltdown mode by 7:30pm. He got up early today, and because he's three, he doesn't believe in naps anymore. Every time I try to lay down with him, I fall asleep, so that's not an option. My mom left at 7:45 or so, and by 8pm I had #5 laying down. By 8:15 I was rubbing his back and he was drifting off. At 9:45 the phone woke me up - Tony was off work. Darn it, I fell asleep again! I must be sleep deprived or something (five kids - go figure). Both of the girls (#3 and #4) were asleep when I crept out of the room around 10:45pm to get on the computer and write my blog for the night.
So now, at 11:42pm, the house is quiet. Kids are all asleep, bunnies have settled in for the night, the dog is snoring, and I am ready to go to bed. For real this time.