Monday, April 25, 2011

Easter, K's birthday, and a sick boy

Wow, it's been a crazy few days! I'm so glad my parents came to visit for a couple of days because it took all of us to do what needed to get done.

Thursday: Mimi and Papa arrived and we went to the mall to get K's ears pierced for her birthday. She picked some adorable earrings, M spent his birthday $$ on Build-A-Bear stuff, the ladies did a bit of shopping, and we ate in the Food Court.

Friday: M began feeling bad--fever and nausea, with periods of playing. He mostly hung out at home with the menfolk, with the exception of a quick trip to Wal-Mart (which ended badly for him). I also finally had my eye exam and ordered new glasses, which, I'm proud to say, are not YET bifocals :). Mimi prepared an Easter feast for us since we wouldn't actually get to see my parents on Easter Sunday. Delish! Sadly, M still didn't feel up to eating.

Saturday: M missed the church's egg hunt but K got to go. She was proud to show off her newly-pierced ears to her friends. We had a mini birthday celebration before Mimi and Papa had to go home.

Sunday: Easter AND K's 10th birthday! M and I missed all the special Resurrection Day festivities at church, but the rest of the family enjoyed them. K sang a solo part(beautifully--thank you, E for videoing it for me). I'll try to upload that video soon...I need some tutoring from someone more tech-savvy than me, which includes my 5yo!
When the crowd came home from church, we had K's favorite meal of tacos (except for M, who still didn't have much of an appetite) and enjoyed birthday cake, ice cream, presents,
AND Easter treats!

M got to enjoy an egg hunt at home.

Which brings us to Monday morning...I think M is feeling much better because he's bothering his siblings :). THAT'S much more like him!

Later Days!

Friday, April 15, 2011


Still unpacking boxes from our recent move. Also, discovering that some things are NOWHERE TO BE FOUND!! In other words, a typical move.

Spring Fever is rampant around here! The kids don't want to do schoolwork, I don't want to do schoolwork, the schoolbooks are hard to find....

As you've noticed, I'm also having trouble motivating myself to write blog posts...and sweep floors...and wash dishes...and unpack boxes....

On the bright side, it's almost K.'s birthday, so I have a very excited almost-10yo girl :). She wants to have her ears pierced and get DIAMOND earrings since that's her birthstone. She'll probably make do with the same kind of "diamond" earrings her mom wears :).

Incidentally, Easter falls on K.'s birthday this year so it's a double blessing.

10 is much different than it was when I was 10. I think 10 is the new 20. K. has also indicated than she'd like an Ipod and an Itunes card.

I think I was still playing with dolls at 10 (and after).

Later Days!

Friday, April 8, 2011

7 Quick Takes 4/8/11

1. Blogging from my phone while we head Back Home for a visit.
Ain't technology wonderful!?!

2. We have moved since I last posted! Same city-bigger house.

3. Eldest turned 17 a couple of days ago! It doesn't seem possible....

4. K. will be turning 10 in a few days-Easter Sunday, as a matter of fact. It doesn't seem possible....

5. Tonight we'll be having a double birthday party with the whole family Back Home!

6. Ooops! I haven't posted in so long that I better mention that youngest turned 5 back in February! It doesn't seem possible....

7. It's far too easy to lose phone blog posts if your 5yo sneezes & you have to rummage around for a tissue!

Later Days!