Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Break=Time to Blog!

     It's officially spring break here, and I couldn't be more excited!  Not because we have big plans for a beach trip, or Disney world like a couple of years ago.  Mostly because we don't actually have anything planned...a rare occasion around here lately!  So, I thought I'd take a few minutes to catch up on life around here! 

     I spent today--the first day of spring break-- doing laundry and going through the boys' clothes and switching seasons and sizes.  Yep, that's my glamorous life folks... :)  Does any one else get nostalgic when they pull the little clothes out of the closet?  "I remember when we first got those jammies...First-Born loved them!"  "That was Middle Biscuit's favorite t-shirt last summer."  That is one thing I enjoy about the job...and the boys like finally getting to wear certain longed-for items of clothing from their big brothers! 

     We had a catastrophe yesterday.  We had just finished lunch at Mimi and Pa's (our Sunday afternoon tradition), when we heard a blood-curdling scream from Stitch.  It seemed to go on forever!  Of course, we all dash in there (Mommy, Daddy, Mimi, Pa, and Grandma & Grandpa, who are back for a visit) to see Stitch holding out his hand.  Upon further inspection, we see that he has had his hand shut in the bathroom door, and when he instinctively jerked it out, he managed to rip his entire pinky nail off.  Having never had this happen to me, I can only imagine the pain.  I mean, they do use this technique as torture, so it can't be a very pleasant experience.  There's not much to really do for it, so he has it wrapped in Neosporin and a bandage now.  It's his right hand, so he is now learning to do things with his left...I wonder if it will turn him into a lefty?  He is definitely the one who stuff happens to in this family.  Earlier this week he had managed to fall off the bed he was jumping on, climb on a box next to the piano and hit his bottom lip,  get some kind of bug-bite on his face, not to mention all the scuffles he gets into with his brothers.  If he makes it to adulthood, it will be a miracle! 

     We want to get our garden put in over spring break as well.  It's not going to be very big...last year we put too many plants in too small of an area.  We got a few things out of it, but we hope to do better this year.  We want the boys to learn how to do these things as they are getting older.  Think redirecting some of that excess energy.  Besides, food tastes better when you have worked hard for it, right?

       Speaking of re-directed energy, Pack 247's pine car derby was a success this year.  We had a great turn-out, and First-Born's car won "Most Realistic" for the second year in a row.  This probably has nothing to do with the fact that he insists every year on making his car look "like a real race car."  He asked me why he won the same award this year as he did last year...*sigh. 

     Well, that about wraps up this spring break post!  Hope you are all enjoying your spring-time fun with your families!  :) 

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