Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Lovin' our Break!

Good Friday was the kids first day off of school. On Friday we dyed Easter eggs and I have some great pictures of the kids especially, Peanut sucking on the hard boiled egg I gave her so I could take a picture of her. She screamed when I took it off her tray so I gave it back until she dropped it on the floor! I will hopefully get them up on here soon but right now I'm being lazy because I am too tired. This was also the day we taught the kids to play the game skip-bo. We played it about 5 times that day.

Saturday we were going to go to church for the Easter egg hunt but J didn't want to drive that direction twice. Our church is 30 minutes from our house. We improvised and hid the kids eggs in our house with money instead of candy. We spent the afternoon playing skip-bo and uno. Then one of our sitters came over to watch the kids so J and I could go bowling and out to dinner with our Sunday School class. We had a blast and over 30 people came out! This was a treat for the kids too because this sitter has only been here when I have been home. And I think that Monkey has a crush on her, too ;)

Then Sunday was Easter and Red was on the stage again. I have pictures of him talking into the microphone and a few videos of him on stage singing and talking. He was pretty funny. I hope to get one video up here soon too. Then we came home and J went to work and my friend Amy called and wanted to know if we wanted to go to Chuck E Cheese. We piled into the van and off we went. Amy even bought the tokens, which was so nice. Got home in time to eat dinner and go to bed.

Monday we spent playing skip-bo until we realized we should be getting groceries. So we did that. Then we played skip-bo again. We are addicted to that game. We play it in teams and solo, it's so fun. Then my dad called to see if we wanted to go out to eat. We ate at Panera Bread with my dad, step-mom and my brother Travis. We ate in the town J works in so he could come too. He wanted to hear about Israel. Then we came back to our house and we got our gifts. J got a shirt with a map of Israel, the boys got two pens (they said there wasn't any good kid gifts) GG got a beautiful hand knitted shawl type thing and a pen, Peanut got two pens to use when she gets older, and I got the best one of all. I got a necklace with my birthstone and earrings to match. The necklace is really cool and I really can't explain it so I will have to take a picture of them. But the symbol on the necklace was found in a cave thought to be the first symbol of Christianity.

That brings us to today. This morning we took the kids to Pump It Up and had a blast. Some of the moms from my playgroup came too. If you don't know what that Pump It Up is it is a huge space with tons of inflatables of slides, obstacle courses and jumping jacks. Great fun. Then we came home and after lunch the kids and I played more skip-bo while Red took his nap. Peanut sat in my lap for some of the card playing but she liked to grab my cards making it difficult, but the kids got a good laugh from it. Then they decided to switch it up and we played old maid, wig out and uno.

Tomorrow we are hoping to head to the Children's Museum to see our picture! It is going to be a long day as we will leave the house around 9am and won't get back until probably 9pm. After the museum we are going to church for Awana clubs. I need to go finish packing out lunch and then go to bed. And Thursday and Friday we have plans too.


Nadine said...

Sounds like a fun filled week. It's great to have all that time with the kids doing fun things.

Happi said...

Sounds like a really fun break! We're enjoying ourselves too, and Monday is coming way too fast! I emailed you back, by the way, and am not sure if you got my response. I still want to see if we're close enough to meet. I hope we are! : ) Try emailing me again...and check your spam or junk mail to see if it got sent there. Sometimes my mail goes to people's junk mail. Who knows why?
Talk to you soon,