I really don’t think I can remember much, so I guess I’ll just caption the few pictures I took. You can tell who’s home during the day, because they’re basically the only people I document.
Here is Seth with his Leprechaun trap.
We obviously didn’t read the instruction that told us to make it small enough to fit in a backpack. It was kind of hilarious because Seth literally thought he was going to catch an actual Leprechaun. Too bad Mom didn’t “have enough energy” on St Patricks Day to let the Leprechaun in the house and he wasn’t able to leave his usual trail of footprints and pot of gold. We’ll never know if that Leprechaun trap would actually have worked.
Luckily my energy was drained AFTER I purchased the appropriate green gear:
Speaking of my massive energy drain, I seriously got so fed up with reminding people to do 100% of their daily jobs instead of 63% and then having to deal with the stomping, yelling tantrums that resulted from reminders and THEN having to deal with fighting children all morning long before school that I just decided that I only had the energy to do the basic Mom stuff (feed, clothe, love the children). We didn’t have fancy breakfasts, just healthy boring oatmeal. I didn’t give rides to school/soccer/cub scouts/swim practice. We didn’t have fun holiday celebrations. Pretty soon I started hearing stuff like “Hey, guys, maybe if we stop fighting, she’ll make us waffles tomorrow.” And “I can’t get distracted because I want mom to give me a ride.” It was decently effective, I must say.
Also, I eat Spinach Smoothies every day, and I’m pleased to report that 3/5 of my children now suck down a serving of veggies with every breakfast. See:
Dress up week at the Kindergarten Center included:
and Crazy Hair Day
Gabe competed in the Math is Cool competition and his team took 2nd place.
There was a lot learned by Gabe about working consistently and up to his potential and Mom learned a lot about letting kids learn from their mistakes and dealing with the frustration/worry that comes with it. Cryptic enough for you?
Emma got to go to her first New Beginnings for Young Women and it was beyond cute in it’s theme and message. She LLLOOOOVVVVEEEESSSS Young Women. Loves.
Aunt Betsy came to visit and we had a lovely time sneaking in lunches and pedicures and one late night talk. We love having cousins come, too, of course, but sometimes an aunt by herself is LOTS of fun.
Note to self: You remember a lot more about a month when it’s not been over for 3 weeks. That’s all.