It's fun though...at least the key to making it fun for ME, is to stay caught up: to budget my time as well as I can, and stay on track. Once I feel like my life is over-taking me-then the not-so-fun-but-frantic part takes over and that makes me feel impatient and crabby and exhausted. I think I've been doing well. (I hope my husband is not reading this thinking, hmmmm....)
Isaac decided to play tennis for his highschool this year, his Senior year, out of the blue. He took a few lessons, and played Jeff a few times, but mostly just met friends at the local public courts when the weather allowed.
More cookies-this time for Matthew to take to his class for his birthday celebration. While I was making these cookies, Patrick was playing soccer in the kitchen. The ball sailed over and hit me HARD in the shins. I said, "OW!!!" Patrick looked at me and said matter-of-fact, "Mom you should just wear shin guards." Was he actually suggesting I spend my days around the house in shin guards? Yes, really, he was. "Girls wear them too you know", he finished up with. Nice.
I'm doing a little re-do in my living room. Slowly, but surely, it's coming along. I can't wait to show you the finished product. Getting rid of the brown and adding some pretty blue. I love it already.
Yes, I gave in.
Abbey and my mom.
My parents (thanks Mom and Dad) watched our dog Sammy while we went on spring break this year..but that week turned into another and another before we could reclaim him. Darn it, how I enjoyed it...one less responsibility. Don't ever get a dog! I laugh at myself writing that because when I was pregnant with Patrick at about the same month I am now, is when I surprised the kids with Sammy. What was I thinking? Now I just have no patience for him. And my husband and children remind me often that Sammy is the easiest dog in the entire world-like stuffed animal easy. And it's true. But still. Don't let that innocent little face fool you-he makes that ON PURPOSE for the camera to make you feel bad for him. He just escaped seconds earlier and made a run for the neighbor's house.
Patrick singing in his Spring Recital. So cute I could take a bite out of him. He was always about one verse behind all these girls in his class. You know how the girls really get into this stuff. Hilarious.
I took these two boys for ice cream one afternoon during exam week. Isaac has Senior Project right now-super cool idea where he shadows three different professions. More on that later.
And I'll leave you with this picture I recently found on my camera:
Ready for summer, that's for sure.