Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Spring break - wooooo!

Now that's a lot of grandkids.

Can you put the right siblings together?
Here's a hint. Mine are all girls
Here's another hint. The other two families have 3 boys each.

Who's ready?

Ready for what? Are you kidding me?
The Royal Wedding, of course.

My kids don't really have a choice whether or not to be ready. I got up in the middle of the night (at least it seemed that way) 30 years ago to watch the last big wedding and I'm not missing this one either. I live for this kind of stuff. I can't help it. It's my heritage and without major orthodontic work (Twice! Fun!) and some serious hair products I'd still fit right in.

Tonight the girls and I started planning our wedding day breakfast. Thanks to the magic of the DVR we're starting at 6 instead of 4 although I have a feeling that Emily wouldn't mind 4 so much. She wakes up so early! I wanted to plan some tasty treats, of which there are many, by the way, but the girls just wanted to plan their outfits.

So here's Emily in my wedding dress, Heidi in Molly's old Easter dress and Molly in Emily's old Easter dress. We are all about recycling in this family. Can you guess where the girls are? (Hint, it's not really my front hall.)

Molly wanted in on the wedding dress action too. It's a good thing her legs are 4 feet long. It seems to fit perfectly. I also tried on the dress. That was a fun exercise in shallow breathing. I think my rib cage has expanded greatly in the last 15 years.

To cap off the planning, we hit Baskin Robbins. Tonight was 31 cent scoop night and who can say no to that? We even got to take a tour of a fire truck that was parked outside. Notice that two girls are still in their wedding finery. Look carefully. Molly went all out and even wore nylons! Now that's fancy.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Yep, still alive

Hi. It's been a while. You may think we went back into time to 1996 and have dial-up and the updates are still loading. Thankfully, no. We've just been buuuuusy.

Here's a quick update.

Heidi and Charlotte (her sister who doesn't live with us) had their first sleepover. They actually went to sleep and STAYED asleep all night long.

We caught a Girl Scout cookie-eating gnome in one of our leprechaun traps. How did that happen?

We had our annual St. Patty's Day fingernail painting party before bed on the 16th. That way incase something horrible happened to our green jammies and they turned pink we would still be safe from leprechaun pinching.

Also, Emily seems to have grown about six inches. When Scott folds the laundry he is having trouble figuring out if pants belong to Emily or to me. The length is getting pretty similar (the rest is a different story).

Molly lost all of her teeth at once. She looks a little like a vampire, which is OK since they are so hot right now. She also started Karate. Maybe there's a correlation here?

And here we all at Molly's karate belt test last night. Congratulations to the orange & white belt!

PS - For all of you runners and walkers, check out The Adventures of Flat Jenny. Feel free to join in on the fun! Take Jenny around your neighborhood and post your own adventures.
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