Saturday, April 5, 2014

Easter Movie Sleepover

It's been awhile since we had a true movie sleepover night so I decided it was time and with Easter just around the corner, that was the theme.  We watched Hop and hunted eggs outside.  I also had the kids do an art project.  The eggs we hid outside were confetti eggs and the kids had fun cracking them on each other.  Instead of popcorn we had Cotton Tails aka white cheddar cheese balls.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

(Random photos from 2013)

We had a very low-key New Year's Eve.  Paul had to work and got home just in time for spaghetti dinner with my parents.  They have been visiting for the holidays.  I love having them here especially since my step-dad put a bunch of shelves in my closets for me.  We played video games and watched a movie.  We let the kids stay up later than usual (but not midnight).  Once they went to bed they both fell asleep quickly.
DEAR Night at Logan George's school (Drop Everything And Read)
I put together a French toast casserole for the morning while the others watched some football. Paul fell asleep at about 11:30pm but I woke him up in time to get a kiss at midnight.
Sophie Rose's Christmas Party
I have lot's of grand plans of how I want this new year to healthy, exercise, date nights, read more, complete my scrapbooks, more kids activities, organize & declutter, and on and on and on.  I got a bike for Christmas so that's the goal I'm going to focus on the most (exercise more).  I asked everyone else what their goals were and if I help them with theirs, I'll be helping myself too. Paul's was to lose some weight (eat healthier), Logan's was working on sight words (kids activities), Sophie's involved gymnastics (read more while she's in class).
Ready for school
Today has been a great start for all those things:

  • ate some veggies and fruit
  • rode my bike with the family
  • did some scrapbooking
  • took our vitamins
  • did some reading
  • regular housekeeping routine
  • and now some blogging
Of course, I don't expect to maintain this.  Things are always easier when the schedule can be completely flexible and their are 2 parents around to help.  But Paul goes back to work tomorrow and next week we start back to school and gymnastics and basketball and everything else.  But for one day I had it all under control!
Jellyfish Races from our Kiwi Box