The girls came home with pictures from the Daddy-Daughter Dance and Spring class photo day. When did Lily grow up?
Monday, March 5, 2018
We are slowly adjusting to the new afternoon church schedule. It makes for a long Sunday and the kids start to bicker just when it is time to get dressed for church. Then we spend sacrament meeting wrestling Joey until he cries so loud we have to take him out of the chapel, or he falls asleep in our arms. We sure miss our earlier meeting time. It feels like we spend all day Sunday waiting for church to begin. The kids have been getting more creative, which is good. Hopefully we will find a way to treasure our Sunday mornings a little more.
Valentine's Day came quickly. Tommy was excited to address his own cards for his preschool class. It took quite a while, but he did it on his own.
Look at those smiles! They had a fantastic night together.
Mommy was busy helping with class parties on Valentine's Day. Tommy's class decorated bags to hold their cards and treats, played games, passed out valentines, and sang some songs. Tommy was so proud to have Mommy there at school. I know I need to remember these moments when he's a teenager and doesn't want me anywhere near him.
We had so much fun eating a candlelight dinner together. The kids requested rib eye steaks, mashed potatoes, and sparkling cider. We had chocolate covered strawberries for dessert and some special chocolates from Daddy too. It was a fun night to celebrate our love as a family and talk about what we love about each other.
With all the problems at the rental house, a crazy busy Valentine's Day, the stresses of Relief Society and still trying to be a good wife and mom, Mommy got a little overwhelmed. See that mess of two dozen eggs? That was Mommy's fault. It pretty much summed up how life has felt in our house since we bought the rental house. Puna and Papa were at our house for a visit. Puna said we should take a picture of the mess to help remember, and hopefully laugh at, this phase of our lives. Well I am writing this a few weeks later and still not laughing. I guess I still need more time.
We went to the Museum of Idaho to see the Dinosaurs in Motion exhibit. It was neat to see these skeleton replicas and be able to move them too.
After a few hours of museum fun, we were ready to go home and rest. Later that night we went bowling together.
Tommy really got into the spirit of things.
Joey woke up President's Day morning complaining of pain in his ear. Daddy had to go in to work to prepare for the audit. Puna and Papa had to get on the road back to Washington. So Mommy loaded all four kids up for an almost three hour trip to the urgent care clinic. Joey had an ear infection. It was so severe that the doctor was amazed Joey hadn't complained or ruptured his ear drum earlier. We started antibiotics and Joey recovered really quickly.
Annie giggled the entire time.
Speaking of Lily, she has been wanting a personal reading light in her room for a long time. This week Mommy taught her how to comparison shop and read reviews of products online. After looking around for a few days, Lily found a lamp she wanted and bought it with her own money. She is so happy to be able to read and draw in bed.
Lily also participated in a walking/running program during recess. Her principal awards students for the most laps run during recess. She didn't win an award, but she had a lot of fun trying.
In the midst of our science fair haos, Annie let us know she felt left out. So with some of her bread money, she ordered a crystal growing kit. She and Daddy started with the largest crystal in the kit. There was a lot of prep work and reading involved (thank you Daddy for taking this on).
They barely all fit on there together.
Daddy's big accomplishment (besides finishing the basement of the rental) was surviving the annual audit. He was more prepared this year and hardly had to stay late or put in weekend hours. Now the real work begins. He will still be busy into the month of April - and then he gets a trip to Hawaii - with his coworkers instead of his wife. Rough life.
Mommy went to a two day Zumba masterclass workshop at the end of the month. The instructors were phenomenal and the workouts were intense. It was an exhausting and exhilarating workshop. It was so great to get a break from normal life and exercise some stress away. Project "Fit by Forty" is underway as my 39th birthday approaches. This was a great way to kick it off. My focus in this year will be on my weight and my health. Here's to a better me in my 40's!
And that's all for February!