The line up to see Smitty went around the whole building. Dad and Drew waited in line while I fed Mitchell with mom. Mom and Dad treated Drew and I for Drew's upcoming birthday. It reminded me of all the days we lined up for concerts while mentoring the youth. We saw some great concerts then!
We celebrated Sam's birthday at their house today after Matt's ball hockey game. We got her a gift inspired by Everybody Loves Money, an affiliation of the Flylady. It was the book Diary of a Wimpy Kid (one of Matt's favourites right now) with a message encoded inside directing her to find some additional cash. She was quite impressed.
Matthew has been wanting me to bring Mitchell into his class for show and tell ever since he was born. I finally made it today. The kids were really neat about it. They had some questions themselves and the teachers helped it along as well. All in all we spent about 15 minutes there (Mitchell slept the whole time) but Matthew was pleased as punch. I think it made his day.
We got free tickets from the school to see a variety/ magic show at the college. We gave some other tickets to a few friends and watched the show together. It was quite entertaining for us all - kids and adults alike - and a fun way to spend the afternoon together. One of those things that you really aren't sure if you want to go to but ends up being a good time. Thank goodness!
We were a little late in getting out of the house but we made it out to the lunch sitting (pancakes and sausages) at the Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival. It was well worth the wait - and the company was pretty good too =)
I snuck this one of Drew getting ready for his run. The kids did NOT think he should run with just the red shirt (or the shorts underneath but that wouldn't have been polite to show). He started running in November and is planning to run a 1/2 marathon at the end of May.
Marlee has been fascinated with all of my old earrings (yes why do I still have them? I only seem to wear the one pair all the time!) Anyway I have two holes in one ear and three in the other and she likes me to wear "special" jewelry all day - like my Christmas or Halloween pins and earrings. This is especially pretty when she has done my hair. Oh I am glamour girl all the way! (Sorry - no photo)
Kristy dropped off some more "cast-offs" for the kids. As you can see they didn't make it past the front door. This box was polly pockets, littlest pet shop and bratz accessories. ALL of the kids were in heaven - before school and after!
It's amazing how a simple box can occupy so much time. Marlee picked this out from the grocery store a few days ago, painted it today and it became a great seat (after some blankets and pillows were added inside). Now if only storage were as easy!
Happy Easter! He has risen! He has Risen Indeed. Just as He said He would! We went to mom and dad's for dinner. Drew's family joined us and the kids had a hunt outside. Matt was impressed with his loot.
I am a SAHM striving to balance motherhood, child care providing, volunteering, hobbies and more with being the person God intends for me to be. I have a terrible memory and like to scrapbook so for me this blog ia a place to record those details. So know that I may just add in details and adjust them chronologically. That's just me!