Wednesday, March 26, 2008

How I Spent My Spring Break

An essay for the teacher, by The Gang :)

It's been a while since I've taken the time to sit and blog - the week has just flown by. So, rather than bore you with a blow-by-blow account, I'll catch you all up "bullet style," in no particular order or importance. That would require way more thought than I am capable of this a.m.
  • I got in at least 3 work-outs at my local Curves, that I can remember! Not that these in anyway combated the ridiculous amounts of sugar that I inhaled this weekend.
  • The kids got LOTS of time to play outside, with neighbors, with cousins, and with Uncle Li'l Bro.
  • Dr. Doolittle FINALLY got his new glasses back from the eye doctor. No more crooked sideways glances!
  • My side of the family spent Saturday together, minus The Norwegians. My favorite days are when I get to be with my family all day like that. But I did miss The Norwegians terribly.
  • We watched The Passion Of The Christ with the older boys - seeing it a second time was no easier than the first time. A smaller screen, but certainly not a smaller impact.
  • The older boys got their first introduction to Indiana Jones - we watched Raiders of the Lost Ark. 25+ years later, the tarantulas and snakes are JUST AS GROSS. And Indy is just as handsome and rakish!
  • Pastor Bro-In-Law preached an awesome sermon on "Resurrection to Restoration." Lots to "take home" on that one.
  • Dr. D worked on his Science project, testing the effect of different genres of music on his heart rate. I didn't have the heart to tell him that most music won't budge his heart rate, he's too steady and laid back like his Daddy. There was some spiking when he listened to Arena/Hard Rock.
  • LadyBug started her Science projects - two experiments with vinegar and one to grow sugar crystals. The whole house reeks of vinegar.
  • I went way overboard on candy for the Easter baskets. Next year, I think The Boss should just do the minimalist thing. And definitely NOT buy peanut butter eggs or malted Robins' Eggs.
  • The Boss transplanted a ton of flowers from our neighbors' yard that they offered us before they turn their yard into play space from the previous owners' finely sculpted gardens. Free flowers!
  • Dr. D stayed home from school yesterday because he was up in the middle of the night with (ahem) stomach issues. From both ends. Enough said.
  • I hung out (on the couch closest to the powder room!) all afternoon yesterday, with 1/2 the stomach issues that Dr. D had.
Finally, there's a cool contest going on over at Fully Alive. . . Ready to Smile - for those of you who enjoy cooking up creative yummies for your family and friends. Thanks to TCC for the heads up!


Classic MaMa said...

(whistle) I agree. Yeah Indy.

Rhen @yestheyareallmine said...

Sorry you had a sick one. That is never fun.
I can't wait to see the new Indy movie that is supposed to come out this spring (late, I think).

Jane @ What About Mom? said...

Yes, I'm excited to see the 4th Indy movie, though HF must be a million years old by now.

Love the kids nicknames (think I already told you how much I love, love The Boss name!)

We couldn't finish Passion of the Christ -- maybe just not our religious language, but it certainly was powerful.

Good for you on the exercising!!

ComfyDenim said...

Free Flowers!!!
I love the bullet points. great idea!!