Friday, April 27, 2007
Teaching piano lessons.
Hosting preschool for the last time this year.
Visiting teachers came.
Derrick's Kindergarten Music Program.
Hearing appointment for Abbie. Her speech is not exactly clear at this point, so we needed to rule out that she was having trouble hearing the words. All is fine, we may need a little bit of therapy, but she will likely just grow out of it.
Soccer practice. We also have an early morning game tomorrow.
Home teaching with my husband. His partner is not really one to go with him.
Cleaning my bathrooms.
Lots of laundry. We just moved Gracie into her normal crib, and unfortunately her portable crib has become a dumping ground for my clean laundry, which my husband has been folding for me when he gets home. How bad is that? I just need to take the crib down so I'm not tempted.
Wow, when I list it all there, it really doesn't feel like that much stuff, but it sure seemed to keep me occupied. Anyways, the most interesting item of the week may be the fact that we, like everyone else, may be moving in a couple of months. Just in town, and not because we are selling a house. We are actually renting right now, and weren't even thinking about leaving our current house until we are ready to buy, but we just learned of a great rental that is coming available around the beginning of July. Jon could walk to work, and I would be neighbors with one of my good friends. We would be back in the same ward again, which would be great, even if it is 1:00 pm church this year! I just registered the kids for school, but they would have to go to a different elementary school if we did it, which would be fine. It's a great deal, and I'm sure we'll probably do it since we are still a little ways off from buying a house here. We're going to look at it on Monday.
OK, I'm tired and I have to get up early tomorrow. Derrick has a 9:00 am soccer game, but I'll need at least 30 minutes to fight with him about getting dressed in the morning. It has been like pulling teeth lately! Does anyone else have this problem? I'm hoping that it is a phase, and while I love having him in school, it sure will be nice not to have to rush in the mornings come summer vacation.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
It is a 2004 Nissan Quest and we are in love. We got a really great deal and it has hardly any miles on it. The kids love the built in DVD player and Jon and I like that it is a minivan but doesn't look like every other minivan on the road. All that's left to do is sell the Rodeo. Simple enough, right? I'll keep you posted.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
Family came in to town for Easter weekend and Grace's blessing.
My little sister, Katie, put together an Easter egg hunt at my parent's on Saturday with all the cousins. Derrick scored big with 34 eggs, and Abbie refused to pick up any color other than pink. Cousin Carter stole a pink egg out of her basket, and she promptly took it back! The kids dyed eggs at Grandma M's house and we made cream puffs for the next day's lunch while the guys were out golfing.
Gracie has really started to smile a lot lately. This is the first picture we have of her doing this. My timing was a little off, so I only caught the beginning to the smile, but you get the idea. She is starting to show some personality and we are all loving it! Aunt Kimmy bought her this cute outfit, which is a 3-6 month size, and she has already grown out of it! She had her 2 month check-up and shots on Tuesday, weighing 12 pounds 12 ounces and measuring 23.5 inches long. 90th percentile both ways! She is growing like a weed!
We blessed Grace on Sunday. To complicate the morning, I had to be to church early for a choir practice because our choir is so small that the only other pianist HAD to sing tenor instead of play. I got Gracie in her blessing dress before I left, and everything seemed on track. I started to get concerned when Jon and the kids were still not there a couple minutes before Sacrament was supposed to start. Shortly after they walked in, I learned that Gracie had had a MAJOR blowout right as they were ready to walk out the door. It's never a good thing when your six year old says, "Dad, Gracie went to the bathroom, and I can see it!" Fortunately, my sister was still at the house to help Jon out, and she cleaned the blessing dress as best she could. They made it just in time, and Jon gave her a wonderful blessing. After church we had a lunch gathering at our house for both sides of the family. The food was great and the company was the best! AND, despite the skeptical comments I received for making a triple batch of cream puffs, they were a hit and gone by the end of the day.
Derrick played in his first soccer game. After watching him at practice, I was worried that he would be too cautious when it came to playing a real game, he wants to do it just right. Instead, he went for it! As expected, it was basically a large mass of little kids moving around the field and kicking at each other shins, occasionally hitting their intended target, although not always in the right direction, ignoring the whistle and the pleas from the coaches to "turn the ball around." He got to defend the goal several times, although once he was too busy dancing on the white lines about 10 feet in front of the goal to notice that the other team scored a point! But, I did get this priceless picture, and although I've never really played soccer, I think he might have some talent!
I think I'm all caught up now...I think!