We’re on spring break this week. I didn’t know that spring break was coming. We had less than a week notice. This is one of the downside of having preschool at a learning center where childcare is the top priority. The preschool program is great, but because the preschool only kids are a small amount of the kids, we don’t always get preschool only news in a timely manner. Partially due to a bummer weather forecast and a mom with limited time to be creative, our spring break hasn’t been too busy. The good news is my boys are in a season right now where they enjoy playing together. The best part of this week has been having Owen home to play with Graham. They wake up in the morning and they are excited that they don’t have to be parted for the day. I have no clue how long this window of happiness will last, so I’m enjoying it.
Last weekend, we had a MOPS & MOMSnext outing at our church. We inflated all the bounce houses and set up tables with board games. They gym had balls and hula hoops to play with. The kids ran around at top speed all morning with their friends. They even tried some new games – Hi-Ho-Cherry-O, Twister, and Slap Jack.
We’ve also had a couple families over in the last week. One family is thinking of building a house with Adair. They wanted to pick our brains over the building process. It was nice to pass along the knowledge had gained and give the inside scoop. The other family we had over is one that we’ve been having dinner with once a month. We switch back and forth which house we meet at. One family cooks dinner and the other brings dessert. We’ve never had a pattern of meeting monthly with a family. We’re enjoying it a lot. I love the relationships that we’re building. Friendship is a gift.
Spring break week has looked like this – Monday: train park, Tuesday: children’s museum, Wednesday: baking, cleaning, crafting around the house, Thursday: dinner out to Chinese and a run up to Costco. Now it’s Friday and we’re enjoying a day around the house to tackle some projects at a relaxed pace. The boys are on a Home Depot run to return some items we won’t be needing for the chickens. Tonight have I have hang out with my MOPS & MOMSnext steering team. I’m loving the laid back vibes of day. The weekend is packed full so it’s the calm before the storm. Well, not really the storm. Tomorrow will be a work party at the church in the morning to get ready for Easter. The afternoon will be a birthday party for a friend. Sunday will be church in the morning and a meeting in the afternoon to discuss a book with leaders and then home in time to host growth group at our house. I have a feeling I’ll be tired by the time my head hits the pillow on Sunday.
Our chickens are still alive!!! All eight of them. Jeremy and the boys have been taking great care of them. We’re starting to see their personalities come out. One likes to peck at Jeremy’s ring. One likes to perch on top of the water bottle. If we’re not careful, the one that likes to perch will soon be figuring out to escape containment. Jeremy has been working on the chicken coop in his free time. It’s really coming together. We plan to paint it to match the house. The little ladies as I call them aren’t so little any more. They are growing and their feathers are coming in. They are starting to hit the awkward stage between chick and chicken.
We are in Easter prep mode hard core. My next few weeks are majorly Easter focused with the big community egg hunt, a MOPS & MOMSnext bake sale and then the holiday weekend which will feature three church gatherings and two family gatherings (not too mention two non-Easter parities on that Saturday). The good news is I’m as prepped for Easter personally as I possibly can be. I have eggs stuffed already for the boys hunt at home. I filled them with left over birthday candy and spare change from the van. I’m awesome like that. I have the Easter basket items all purchased and ready to go. I even took the boys out earlier this week and we did our Easter pictures. Game on, Easter. Here we go! I’ll try to find time to share updates over the next few weeks, but I also might just see you after Easter.