Last week was spring break. I loved having Chloe home and nothing on our schedule of places we had to be. Unfortunately I got a nasty cold midweek which just really ticked me off.
Before I forget, oscar is in swim lessons and he had a really good lesson today. His teacher told me that he blew bubbles better than any 9 month old he has ever taught. So I pretty sure Oscar is the next Michael Phelps. Don is going to be pretty excited to hear that news. Oscar is almost 9 months and slithers very quickly around the house. It is time to baby proof the house.
So here was our Spring Break activities.
Monday after seriously weeks of begging, I let the girls have a lemonade stand. Mostly Chloe was the beggar, but when their friends Ellie and Lily came over, I had 4 of them begging me to do a lemonade stand. So I basically had no choice. I made the fresh lemonade thank to some lemonade juice gifted to me from a friend, and I depleted our entire sugar supply to make it. I think it had like 10 cups of sugar. That is no exaggeration. The girls had a ball. And they didn't do too bad with their profit either. At 25 cents a cup, they made about $4.50, so they had quite a few customers.
Later that night we went and saw "Cinderella." The girls have had that on their calendar ever since they heard it was coming out. We tried to do a 4 PM showing but when we got to the theater we found out they were all sold out for the 4 PM show. As well as the 5, 6, and 7 o' clock show. I was perplexed because that theater is never full. And also when buying tickets you pick your seat before hand like you or going to the opera or something. I had no idea this was a "thing" now. I mean I think it is a good idea to be able to pick your seats and tickets online if you are a person that actually thinks ahead like that, And I am not. So this procedure will probably never benefit a person like me. Just frustrate me. We ended up going to the 8 PM show. The theater had been remodeled with leather reclining seats, something I did not know had happened. Hence, the picking your seat thing, and why they were sold out. They have like half as many seats now! We felt like queens reclining in our leather chairs. Unfortunately the 8 PM start time was too late for Macie and she was out halfway through the movie. Also I brought Oscar so for most of the movie I sat in the crack of two leather seats holding a sleeping Oscar while acting as a pillow for Macie. Typical.
While we killed some time by the movie theater, we went to Bass Pro Shop and walked around.
I taught the girls about taxidermy, as there is a lot of it at Bass Pro Shop. Chloe saw and mannequin and asked, "Mom-do they do the same thing with people as they do with the animals?"
I should have said , "of course!" But I didn't.
A funny Macie story before I forget...We went to our friend Soren's baptism and after to his house for ice cream. As I was getting the girls in the car to go home from their house, Macie says to me, "Mom, I am soooooooo thirsty...I need to get an ice cream cone...ice cream tastes like water." So after all the ice cream she had already had, she wanted me to buy her another ice cream cone. And she tried to trick me by saying that ice cream is just like water! Silly girl.
Tuesday was St. Patrick's Day. We had a park play date with a bunch of people from church. I didn't have any green clothes, so Chloe made me a 4 leaf clover crown. And then she made herself one. And then she made me take a bunch of selfies with her,
Wednesday we went down to the Salt River and had a picnic with our friends, the Carrs and the Martz. It was a beautiful overcast day with a cool breeze. We had a lovely time.
By that afternoon I was feeling pretty crummy from my cold, Don took the girls over to Chloe's swim team practice and I was able to relax at home.
Thursday I laid around the house pretty much all day. Don took the girls bowling and to swim team practice again while I stayed home.
Friday we went over to our friend's house (Brooke) where the kids played in the sprinklers and then after that, I once again came home and laid around the house all afternoon feeling like my head might explode.
Friday night I forced myself to leave the house to see Chloe's swim meet. Chloe is making so much exciting improvement with her swimming. Her form and speed are just getting better all the time. I am very impressed. (I can't remember if I already mentioned, but at her school track meet, she placed 1st for long jump. She has been practicing on our lawn ever since then, and she really can jump at least twice as far as I can. Which is not saying a lot though, since I can jump about 1 foot.)
Then Don and I went out to PF Changs for dinner with another couple and I tried not to spread my germs to everyone at the table.
It was nice to see so many people from my Dad's side of the family. It has been awhile since I have seen any of them
That evening there was a little get together at my Dad's house. We didn't stay long. I still felt pretty crummy from the cold and I had to give a talk in church the next day.
I was just glad I felt well enough to give my talk the next day, I was worried about that.
And then yesterday, it was back to our routine!
I am looking forward to summer! Not the heat. But getting Chloe all to myself.
We took our good friend Amy Paun out for dinner last night because she is moving this week, and Macie said to her when we met her at Red Robin, " We want to go to a different restaurant, one we like. We want to go to McDonalds. They have ice cream there." I love Macie so much. So we got dessert at McDonalds and all was well.
Yesterday Anna and Elise came over to play and while Anna left for her music lesson, the rest of the girls made an Easter egg hunt for her. Chloe put notes in Easter eggs and then put the Easter eggs in a trail that led outside to their tea party. The notes said, "Go this way" with arrows to the next egg. They are a sweet group of little girls.