Friday, April 24, 2015
4.24.15: The defcon level 1 family drama continues... and resulted in a frozen yogurt "Table for One, Please" stop.
With the arrival of warmer weather and my work schedule seeming less crazy, we've been stopping at our neighborhood frozen yogurt shop on the way home from school on Friday afternoons.
It is a big treat, celebrating a usually-successful end of the week.
Well, the girls didn't finish the chores I asked them to do last night (even after my "Shut. UP!") so I parked in front of the fro-yo store, made the girls walk home, and I headed in and self-served myself a heaping bowl of Life Lessons and Consequences 101.
You don't help out at home, and you act like a jerk? You don't get to participate in the fun.
Ironically, I didn't even want the stupid frozen yogurt (I don't even really like it!).
I made sure when I got home that I "accidentally" had a little hot fudge smudged on my lip. "Oh, that? Shoot - thought I got it all. Mmmm... that was good!"
I'm willing to bet that next time they get their chores done :)
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Thursday, April 23, 2015
4.23.15: Elsie fell asleep after school pick-up, and MD thought she looked funny enough to take a photo.
And then proceeded to text it to my family.
These kids aren't getting their own phones for a looooong time.
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
4.22.15: You would think, on this Earth Day 2015, that we'd be able to celebrate by running outdoors without wearing multiple layers.
But, no. Fleece, coat, hat, scarf, gloves, tights, sweats.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2015
Monday, April 20, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Saturday, April 18, 2015
4.18.15: Not one second of hesitation from me when Mitch asked, "Do you want me to take the girls to see the high school production of Cinderella tonight?"
Sure thing, dear. I'll just be home, meal planning and preparing for the week. Don't mind me.
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Friday, April 17, 2015
4.17.15: Pinocchio! Puppets! Puppeteers! Another wonderful local play, and this time, both Elsie and MD performed. Elsie was a puppet (Pepperoni!) and MD a puppeteer.
We practiced lines at home (*gasp* "STOLE HIM?") and even Zola helped with the reading of scripts.
As much as I loved it, I think we're all happy to get some of our evenings back to ourselves :)
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Thursday, April 16, 2015
4.16.15: So much action this week in the woods behind our house... We're all proud new owners of a non-broken sewer line! (Luckily, I don't think we'll lose all of our trees.)
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Wednesday, April 15, 2015
4.15.15: Hillbilly Elsie is showing off her pearly whites, and she's patiently waiting for the top (snaggle)tooth to finally come out. She's lost 2 other teeth in the last week - why not make it three?
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Tuesday, April 14, 2015
4.14.15: The BEST night at Brownies ever... our troop leader brought the most coveted treasure. The parachute was an instant hit with these 2nd graders. #thankyouspring
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Monday, April 13, 2015
4.13.15: Happy Birthday, lady. Not a day goes by when I don't think about you and miss our crazy times together.
Don't worry, like any good friend... I'll drink yours.
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Sunday, April 12, 2015
4.12.15: STOP. TIME.
First Communion... Mary Danielle was so excited for this celebration with family, and I just about crumbled up in a mess of tears after seeing her all dressed up. She wore Aunt Mimi's (Godmother) veil... and Mimi styled her with such love this morning.
And MD is a spitting image of Mitch's mom, Danielle.
You can't tell me that spirits don't live on.
Saturday, April 11, 2015
4.11.15: Zola has come full circle with taekwondo... she attended this event 4 years ago as a spectator, and was relentless in asking me if she could join. We waited a few months and finally let her join.
She hasn't let up once, with only one test away from her Black Belt.
This girl's determination is endless, and although it makes me *crazy* some days, I know it will serve her well.
Friday, April 10, 2015
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Thursday, April 9, 2015
4.9.15: Mitch spent three hours shopping with Mary Danielle for a First Communion dress (if your FB friends with him, you already know this)... well, throughout that evening of high drama, no dress fit MD's fashion-forward imagination.
So we did what we SWORE we'd never do... we gave into the diva and ordered four dresses online in hopes that one is a winner.
Posted by every day, one photo at 7:59 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2015
Tuesday, April 7, 2015
Monday, April 6, 2015
4.6.15: Aw, pretty bird. In my windowsill.
INSIDE MY HOUSE.
It took an entire neighborhood gaggle of kids to net this sweet finch, and carefully free it outdoors.
We had to use a net.
And a sled.
Posted by every day, one photo at 4:00 PM
Sunday, April 5, 2015
Well, "slowly" only if you ignore three kids frantically jumping on our bed, asking if the Easter bunny visited our house, demanding to get downstairsrightthisminute.
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Saturday, April 4, 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Wednesday, April 1, 2015
4.1.15: Zola tried to give a piece of candy to MD...
Ok, fine, MD knew what was coming when she pulled open that box.
But Zola's teacher didn't know :)
April Fool's Day!
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Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Monday, March 30, 2015
Not my best parenting day.
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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Saturday, March 28, 2015
And I feel like I need to point out that I'm not showing the peace sign... it is the number 2. For whatever reason, I can't remember.
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Friday, March 27, 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015
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