The week started off well enough. Girls playing in the backyard. The girls have started biking to school (except for the days with after school activities like piano and AR club). That is helping the mornings seem a little less crazy, but truthfully it increase my worry load. I worry about them. We have some birds that nest in our house. They get in through that tiny space between the bricks and the wood. Sammi listens to them every morning. So far this year no baby birds have died! Yea parent birds! Usually we have at least one or two causalities of their location choice.
Tuesday was such a beautiful day! That is the way heaven is going to feel. I am sure of it! We played outside during speech – Joy wanted to be a sloth the same way Lizzy always does! I made a big thing of pink lemonade and sat outside to wait for the girls to come home. I felt so guilty just sitting there and not running around doing a million things. But I made myself sit and just enjoy being for a moment.
The girls playing school.
And then Wednesday came. Bella hasn’t been doing well. The nurse called out. Everyone had to be in a dozen different directions. And I got a call that a family friend was missing and had I seen her? So Sammi and I loaded up Bella and we searched. Turns out she was OK, but it was pretty scary. It was one of those nights that I’m thankful my husband comes home every night and that there is a Domino’s very close! Linda came over and enjoyed pizza with us.
Beauty and playing…the good stuff in life
Blue waffles – we have been reading Percy Jackson and the Olympians!!
Thursday was rather an expensive day for our household – it was the beginning of a long and perhaps painful relationship between Jessi and the orthodontist. She was so excited to get her braces on!! I took pictures because I knew it wouldn’t last. Poor thing – she was dying by the next day. We all had steak for dinner and she had soup and teeny tiny food bites. I keep hoping that her teeth will get used to them quick! Poor Jes!
Thursday night Becca drove us to her Viola lesson. This is huge because I swore I would not drive with her. It’s her Daddy’s job to teach her to drive – I taught her to read, do math, everything else. He can handle the driving. Oh well. Not the first time I have had to go back on my word. Actually, she is doing pretty well.
Friday I got to be Aunt Shelly, the wonderful! Marlissa and Elizabeth came and spent the day with us. They are so cute!
At one point on Friday I looked around and realized between my girls, Kathie’s girls, and a couple neighbors, there were ten little girls in my house! Where will a boy fit in all of this estrogen?
I saw this on the way to preschool and I had to take a picture. Isn’t this such a metaphor for life? It is a weed growing in the median on a very busy road. But of all the weeds growing there, it was the only one blooming.
Trimming some trees:
Our Ward Service Project and Picnic:
Our Community Easter Gathering: There was a bunny, a man making balloon creations, booths, a jumpy thing, and a fire truck.
Becca made us Oreo Truffles. We were rally good.
Kathie had us over for a Passover Dinner. We learned more about the symbolism of the Atonement and got to see our family. It was also David and Dallas’s birthdays!!