On St. Patrick’s Day, Lucky the Leprechaun showed up AGAIN:
My kids look hammered in the picture AGAIN:
The Elf ears crack me up, AGAIN:
The Corned Beef looks disgusting, AGAIN (how do you make a lump of fatty beef look pretty, anyway?):
The kids would not cooperate for a picture, AGAIN:
(Can’t you just hear me: “I put all this work into this day and all I want is a simple picture!! What, you really can’t just sit still and look at the camera for two seconds??”)
So I took matters into my own hands, AGAIN:
One Saturday, we also took a super long bike ride to this park, with cousin Mallory:
It took us about 1 hour to get to there, along the Centennial trail that starts about a mile from our house. I was pulling Faith and Seth in the trailer. On the way home, Ryan insisted on taking the bike with the trailer (I had been wanting it because I hadn’t made it to the gym that morning) and we made it home 15 minutes faster. It was kind of embarrassing that he’s that much stronger than me.
Faith stops whatever she is doing, like, 10 times a day, to fold her arms and yell out “Pahr!” It’s silly.
We also had Pinewood Derby this month (the first pack meeting I haven’t been in charge of in 18 months, as I was released and called as primary pianist).
We realized that this little baby, a pre-cut kit purchased at Michaels:
weighed HALF of what it was supposed to weigh. As you’ll notice in the picture above, Ryan spent quite a lot of the Derby re-gluing stacks of pennies to the car.
Gabe ended up winning second place, which may or may not be related to the fact that more and more pennies kept getting glued on without any accountability to the scale. There are certain parents who have big issues with following game rules exactly and there are certain parents who don’t. All let you guess which is which.
Emma finished the Book of Mormon in March, having read every page by herself. We are so proud of her and that accomplishment that we actually implemented a new family award in order to bestow it on her. (The Family Star gets a framed printed sheet of paper and the “special plate” at the awards dinner. Look for it in summaries to come!)
She’s also discovered the Harry Potter series (NOT pictured above), which brings almost as much joy to this mother’s heart as her completion of the scriptures. It’s a close second.
March’s summary is over, but we have a spring break and a first half of April summary coming up, so don’t be dismayed—an over-abundance of Romney family activities are on their way!