Friday, March 30, 2012

Early Spring, Busy Days

Where did March go? Sheesh. Firstly, our March was really nothing like March and last week's record temps and sun were incredible. All the buds and flower (and in my case, sand bees) were awoken early this year. Stretching and sunning themselves like we all did too. Gigi laid happily in my dry, brown crab grass chewing on a stick. I hung things on the line!! It was fabulous. We are back to cold now and I find myself wishing for a happy medium. 60 would be nice. But, in the words of Ellie's preschool teacher, "We get what we get and we don't get upset!"

In other news, we have changed our basement plans 3 or 4 times and are settled now with stud frames up and doors, but no walls. I'll wait on pics until it's finished. I have spent the last couple weeks "arguing" with Tate about Daylight Savings time and having him continually correct me with the "real" time. Really hoping we're not doing THAT until Fall Back! And, I have received news of our school district going to FULL TIME KINDERGARTEN!! This is huge for me. I have spent the last 6 years of my life carting one or more children to half day preschool 2 or three times a week and in two of those years turning right around and waiting for a bus to come and drop one off or pick one up. It is such a huge disruption in the day and for my personality of not wanting to start things that I am unsure I'll be able to finish. Plus, Ellerie is totally ready for all day school. She is a complete social bug and is bored stiff without her brothers at home. She watches more tv than I ever let the boys watch and is constantly whining for me to play with her. She will be thrilled to be at school all day surrounded by friends and a new special teacher. And me? What will I do with my days? Well, that remains to be seen and I'm trying not to stress. But first? A nap. And then? I'm going to clean my house. FOR REALS. Not just pick it up, not just sweep the floor and hide the mess. I'm going to clean like I used to with my grandma in the spring. Ceiling to floor. Room by room. And you know the best part? Once it's clean, it's going to STAY that way.

Until 4 pm ;-)

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Calvin, have we really been doing this for 9 years now?

It's a good thing we still have our wits about us (and are capable of stealing fun ideas off the internet!)

...and, good recipes (although I did tweak this one, but SOOO good if you like a root beer float)
(Hmmmm... and GRANDMA??? How did you manage to be the only one without a mustache picture? AHEM. )

Yup, it DOES just keep getting better, Cal....

As long as you hang on to your sense of humor and can celebrate the little things along with the big stuff.

You know Mama loves you?
Yeah. I thought so.