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An EGGciting Project

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I keep forgetting to post about this project.  I really didn't get "into" Easter this year.  We read our (many) Bible stories before bed each night to remind the boys that the Easter Bunny is not what it's all about.  Kaleb gave us his extremely simple version of the meaning behind the day (which branched into a rabbit trail on Christmas - my clever little boy really does listen!)

We dyed and decorated eggs, did the egg hunt on a  small scale, we had simpler than usual Easter baskets and even craft-wise, we didn't really do anything too exciting.    My one big concession was this wreath that I started when I was still feeling gung-ho (who came up with that expression?) about spring and Easter and crafts in general.  This was begun before I tackled all the shower stuff that sucked the creativity out of me for a couple weeks.  

One night I was supposed to be sorting my tax paperwork...but I got distracted!  I saw the foam eggs (which I had already painted with acr…

Here Comes The Sun...

I love when the sun comes to spend the day.  It was so gorgeous out there and after a week of gloomy days and cooped up kids, we needed that sunshine just to make us smile.  However, life seems to get in the way of simple pleasures and by the time we jockeyed between swimming lessons, the grocery store, doing laundry and sorting toy boxes, the day seemed to slip away.   Why can't the days of the weekend have an extra couple hours to them?   Oh well, tomorrow's another day and hopefully we can catch some play time and bask in that golden glow!

Here's a little secret:  my baby boy is turning 4 next Saturday!  He's stubborn, he's grumpy, he's devious... He's clever, he's funny, he's ALWAYS hungry... He's all ours and we love him!

April Showers...

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This weather sucks!  Although, for a few hours this morning we actually had some clear skies and we didn't have to wear mittens - woohoo!  Now, as I'm ready to kick the boys into the backyard for some fresh air before the thunderstorms arrive (again), the clouds are rolling in and it's getting dark out there!  Too late!  We've had so much cold weather... and if it hasn't been freezing, it's been raining - spring seems to be taking it's sweet ol' time this year.

I've been neglectful in my blog-mistress duties!  It's been crazy busy around here (when isn't it?!?)  I thought with the bridal shower out of the way (keep reading for details & pictures!), life might just slow down a wee bit.   That was wishful thinking.  With California dreaming, some kids returning from mat leave, trying to organize my tax info, sort-of spring cleaning and all the regular stuff on the go, I find I'd rather sit down and get a mini-escape in a book than abso…

Menu Mayhem

...or whatever it's called, I feel like I haven't posted one in a long time!

Here is our mealplan for the week:

• shepherd's pie
• Italian turkey sausage & pierogies
• roasted chicken, sweet potatoes, and strawberry spinach salad
• peanut chicken (from leftovers), coconut rice & broccoli slaw
• tacos
• pasta
• chicken strips, roast potatoes, fresh veggies & Salad

I'll be celebrating bridesmaid style this weekend so Kevin will have to fend for himself. I have my doubts he'll be sticking to the plan. Can you say KD or McDonalds drive-thru?