Friday, March 20, 2015

Seven Quick Takes - March!!

Thanks to Kelly at This Ain't The Lyceum for hosting...

1.  Ah, March!  I told myself I was going to be more committed to blogging on a more or less regular basis.  I seem to have forgotten the small detail that March is birthday month at our house.  Add to that we have made lots of friends who also have birthdays this month.  So we have been hopping from party to party to party with still more parties left to go!!  We went to our favorite local indoor pool/water park to celebrate Princess' 7th birthday this year and took an underwater camera (leftover from vacation).  Prints still not back yet so I'll have to do a separate post for those.  In the meantime here are some of the other pictures from our celebrations:
Happy 7th!!

Her friends came for a "princess party"

Excitement about new TMNT crocks!

Our newest 4 year old
2.  The weather around here has been moving from one extreme to the other.  When we went to the pool on Princess' birthday there was 4 feet of snow on the ground.  The very next weekend it all melted in the 70 degree warm up.  Today is a rainy 50 degrees outside, which is causing my sinuses to go crazy.  I woke up to another headache this morning and didn't hesitate to down 2 ibuprofen with my coffee to try and hold it off.  Which reminds me of the one thing I hate about Spring and the Midwest...allergy season!

3.  So I have been faithfully avoiding Facebook during this Lenten season and I have to admit that I don't really miss it.  I would like to say that I have spent my off line time in prayer and devotion, cultivating virtue and all that.  But the reality is I've recently become a Suduko expert on my smartphone.  Addicting.  Sadly, Downton Abbey is now off until who knows when.  It seems all my favorite tv shows have taken a hiatus and are playing reruns, although happily Grimm will be showing a new episode this Friday!  We finally get to find out what will happen with Juliette being a hexenbiest and what's up with that cliffhanger?!  Adalind is going to have another baby?!  Would that be Nick's baby??  (I realize I'm way too emotionally vested in this storyline).  I know Juliette isn't that thrilled about being wesen, but I got to say if you get to choose hexenbiest is totally the way to go.

4.  We just received a call this week that someone moved and the preschool has an opening so Toddler Boy (I really need to change his blog name, considering he just turned 4) gets to go to school!  Yes, still a homeschooling family but he's doing speech therapy and would really benefit getting it on the daily.  He'll be going a few hours to the same school Princess attends.  Already dreaming about what I'll get done without Toddler Boy creating craziness in the house.  Reality is it's only about 2 months until school is out, so not much.  We'll just have a bit more quiet time to get the older kids schooling finished before the summer pandemonium hits.

5.  Firstborn gets to start a new class next week too...driver's ed.  It is still hard to believe that Doug and I have a child who is old enough to drive.  Crazy!  It seems like just yesterday I was taking driver's ed class, then I have to be honest and admit it really has been 26 years.  Can a quarter century pass by that quickly?  I'm still in denial about my age.  Doug is not looking forward to him being behind the wheel but he's very responsible so I know he's ready (or at least as ready as anyone really can be at 15).  Maybe your not truly ready to be a driver until you're older and have children of your own so you know what's at stake.  Or you've lived long enough and seen enough car accidents to respect the power behind the wheel.  Those self driving cars are looking better and better everyday...
Look out world!
6.  My girlfriends and I are supposed to go out tomorrow for lunch to celebrate our birthdays.  I mentioned how March is the birthday month, and that includes my birthday too.  My friends' also have birthdays this month.  Last year we went all fancy and took our hubby's out to dinner in St. Louis while the kids spent the night at grandma's.  Or was that the year before?  Starting to lose track.  We also went to the Melting Pot one year.  I value my girlfriends so much, they provide playmates for my kids (see Take 1), share rides to school, and in general help me keep my sanity.  One of my friends is getting ready to deliver twins, very exciting!
Flashback...the Melting Pot
7.  Ugh, I am really not feeling well this morning.  I feel like I'm fighting a sinus infection/cold.  Can homeschool teachers take a sick day?  Especially on a Friday (which is when our Lyceum classes meet).  Today is the last archery class too, and Toddler Boy has a doctor's appointment.  What I really want to do is drink hot tea and stay in a warm bed with the humidifier cranked up full blast.  I need to schedule it, maybe after the doctor's appointment and before archery (wait...that's when I'm supposed to make lunch).  Maybe they can fend for themselves at lunchtime?  The older boys could but the younger ones probably wouldn't fare well with that arrangement.  I'll shoot for making an early lunch after the dr. appointment and grab a nap before archery...

Looking forward to the warmer temperatures coming back this weekend!!  Click over to This Ain't The Lyceum to catch up on more Quick Takes.

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