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Archives for April 2014
I’ve heard lots about Blogging Through The Alphabet from Marcy @ BenandMe.com and others who have joined in the past. It sounded like a lot of fun and since I am often struggling to come up with my own ideas for blogging weekly, it sounded exactly like something I need to join in with. Win, win, win! So here goes…
A is for Apples
Apples are pretty important in our house. They are one of Laycie’s absolute favorite things. She loves to eat them but even more, she loves to collect different collectible apples.
We have glass apples, apple signs, apple drawings and more. At one point the kitchen curtains were even red to match her beautiful apples which I have managed to contain mostly in our kitchen. She sure loves those apples!
When Laycie was first learning to talk, she struggled with saying the word “apple”. She would say “Bapple” instead. Completely adorable! I found it so adorable that I actually called my first iPhone Bapple for my Laycie-Lou. She loved that!
Sadly, I admit that her love of Apples has also encouraged me to buy iPhones and iPads, silly as that is. I love to see the smile on her face from each apple she finds, even the little silver one on the back of my phone. I’d do anything to see her precious smile.
Are their things in your home that you find yourself collecting because of your children? Do your rooms reflect their loves as well as their own? Share with me if you wish.
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.”
— Martin Luther
It’s been a very long week for us. So much is going on right now that I can personally barely keep up and yet I have no other choice than to keep going. Life is at it’s busiest for our family.
My Sister called and needed Mom to come help with my niece which left me alone with the kids for the week since everyone else had things to do.
It is not easy for sure and I am exhausted. I am not used to parenting all alone. Mom came home today and boy am I so thankful!
Jackson did great all week without his favorite person: Grandma. He was a happy and sweet boy who kept us on our toes as he always does. He didn’t seem to miss her not being home to sleep with him as he’s used to and he enjoyed his time tucked next to Mommy. Laycie on the other hand was ready for Grandma to get back so “that baby” could get out of her spot in Mommy’s bed. She is currently curled up beside me resting happily in her place that was filled all week by her baby brother.
I am thankful the week was uneventful and seizure-free. I made sure meds were kept up, though somehow we did miss Laycie’s nighttime dose last night, leaving her clingy and whiny today. I also made sure our essential oils were rolled on twice a day between meds which also really helped us get through the week without a seizure rearing it’s ugly head. Yay for the small, yet oh so big things!!!
So let me just say that I am beyond thankful this week is done with. Please say some prayers for our family as their are many adults who are having health issues and upcoming surgeries going on who could use them. And pray for my sanity during this trying time because it’s surely going to be needed. LOL
Thank you all.
I allowed my students to work on this program for as long as they liked, which happened to be much longer than I would have actually have required. I did not specify what they had to do or what level. I simply started them at the lowest level and allowed them to complete the tests, then I’d mix it up by choosing another level and concept to see how much they knew. This worked fairly well for us.
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We had a wonderful Easter weekend and we hope that you all did as well. We weren’t sure how it was going to turn out since the entire weekend forecast showed that rain was coming. Sure enough it rained off and on from Friday night until Sunday afternoon.
The rain didn’t stop us though. Friday night I finished up shopping for the Easter baskets, gathering some last minute fun for the younger kids. I also found a cute Easter dress for Emma which she then transformed into her own clothing style.
Saturday, I spent lazying around until late when I put together the Easter baskets. There’s just something about playing that “Bunny” that I love! And the kids love it too!
We had a last minute invite to an adult birthday party for a friend on Saturday. I quickly threw together a cute little banner for her which we hung on the wall where we had the party. She loved it and we loved celebrating with her.
Sunday morning came with a lighter rain. The kids actually let us sleep in before grabbing their baskets to open. They found a lot of excitement in those wicker baskets which always makes me happy as well. Lots of candy they love, and some special trinkets like a stuffed My Little Pony and a Littlest Pet Shop toy for the girls. There were Star Wars bunny’s for the boys. Jackson got a mini-golf set and there were toy water guns for a little summer fun. The kids were thrilled and so are we with their happiness.
Sunday afternoon was spent in Belle Isle, where we had dinner consisting of Ham, Deviled Eggs, Broccoli, Rice, Biscuits and so much more. It was delicious!
Then we had our annual Egg Hunt. Over 300 eggs were hidden for the kids to find, all stuffed with candy. They found every one and then divided up the goods, making trades for candy they liked better and sharing with the little ones who didn’t get as many eggs are the older kids.
So as you can tell, we all had a very Happy Easter and we hope you did as well!