Friday, May 01, 2015

Five for the Week

One of these days I'll catch up to the right week!  Here's a peek back at a whole week ago. (April 18-April 24)

1.  April 18th was our first Soccer Saturday of the season and all three of them are playing.  (M took a break in the fall, but she's back at it.)

She came with her nails all ready for the rest of the weekend.  After soccer and a fun birthday party at a trampoline bouncing place I headed off to PA for a few days with the kids because the next day I met up with all of my sisters (and a few cousins, an aunt and an uncle) at Penn State for a Special Olympics Walk.  

2.  The very best thing happened at the finish on the 50 yard line.  The three oldest of us all went to Penn State and my youngest sister has become a bit obsessed with the Nittany Lion.  She's high-fived him before, but this is the first time she actually "met" him.  It was SO cool.  Even better that we were all there together.  Best.

Later we spent some time with Nana and Pop.

And then we spent a day with my parents.
(A huge rainbow on Monday morning.  
We counted 170ish rings on the recently cut-down tree. 
 Corn silos make awesome slides.  
Molly-the-cat gets a lot of love.)

(Saying goodbye to GrammyKathy.  And just in time.  She had a stomach bug later that day.  Usually the little ones are the first to get sick--this time thankfully the trend stopped and started with her. ;) )

 (A quick goodbye to Grandpa near his job site.)

3.  Before coming home for Beza's "Crazy Hat" parade.  (Totally "recycled" that headband from the walk.)

That day I also managed to drop the Legos (organized by color) down the stairs just before taking M and T to their first art class of the season.  (Note: Clearly such an organizer should not be lifted by the top.  It will never end well.)  (Also note that I had the art class time completely wrong and I dropped them off 30 minutes early and came to pick them up just as early to be on time for soccer practice.  We're working that schedule snafu out.)

4.  And because we just can't get enough of making big messes, ;)  we made some "everything pudding" like in our Betsy, Tacy and Tib book.  The idea is to just mix ALL of the ingredients in the pantry together.  Naturally adding baking soda and vinegar when you're finished makes a very exciting ending.

5.  We finished up the week with The Return of Rin Tin Tin.  (Oh my...what a movie...from the 1940's!  T read about Rin Tin Tin in his new book and he was so excited when he found it at GrammyKathy's.  He told everyone about it.  His music teacher recommended that if he loved Rin Tin Tin that he should check out Balto.  And what should we happen to find at the library book sale--but a Balto book.  He has just finished his first ever chapter book and Balto will be his second.  It really is fun to watch him fall in love with his own reading at his own pace.)

It was a good and messy week.

(While the kids and I were away, J had his own adventures including a minor bike-riding fall, a basement flood, an incident with a ladder and the discovery that the stray cat that 's been hanging around our house for the past 6 months that we've assumed is a girl and that we've been calling "Mommy"[not at all confusing] is actually a he.  He squeezed a lot of excitement into a short period of time.  It's a good thing we came home. :) )

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