Wednesday, April 27, 2011
We were supposed to have 2 events this week. One in Searcy last night and the other here in Little Rock tomorrow. We found the perfect sitter situation. Our good friends have two daughters, one in 9th grade and the other in 7th (they also have a 5th grade daughter and a 4th grade son). Abigail was excited to have some friends over who could help her babysit :) So it was a win for all. We didn't go last night because of the possibility of more weather, though thankfully it all went around us, but never upon us. Tomorrow's was cancelled. We don't go out on dates. We rarely get sitters in order to go to stuff, but never "just because." Decided to tomorrow since we already have a sitter. Noah got so excited when he found out we were going on a date. Before bed he asked if I was going to have another baby. I said "do you think we are celebrating?" He said "yeah." I told him we are not having a baby. He was disappointed. But how sad the child thinks something big is happening just b/c we are going out!
Not only that... I posted about Noah on twitter and David's friends got to talking. We are going out in style. A car will pick us up and take us to the Capitol Hotel for dinner. Should be fun. I'll post pictures :)
What to wear what to wear...
Monday, April 25, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
I've been posting pictures intending to return with a story to go with them... but the stories haven't happened until today. Levi woke up at 6:30. Cleaning lady came yesterday. What else am I going to do?
We went to state last Friday. They made a superior rating. So proud of them. I also posted a picture of my seniors. I have such good kids. We went to Waffle House afterwards and sang our a cappella version of "Don't Stop Believin." I recorded the end- battery was almost dead. I was singing along at first so you hear me duh duh duttin above everyone... but only for a few seconds :) (Find the 3 students who were in no mood to do anything silly.... ha)
Spring Concert May 16 at LRFBC at 6:30!
I thought Levi shoved a piece of sponge up his nose. He'd torn one up... and he is ALWAY putting things in his nose and ears. He was over his ear infection (3 kids had ear infections in a week's time) but started getting all swollen face and drippy. Knew something was up there. Tried to suction it out, didn't work. When he was in the tub last night I kept massaging down on his nose. It'd make him sneeze. Kept trying to hold the other nostril down when he sneezed, but I couldn't get to it fast enough. But it still worked. Saw something sticking out... and it was a not too small piece of apple!!
Also got Mia spayed. Found a place near here that charges $100. Much better than the first place I called that said $350! Glad I dont' have to worry about more kittens. Sweet as they are.
No news on the moving front. Maps won't be finalized til JULY, which will give us 3 months to move... if we have to. Not a great time to be selling a house. But, if there is anyone looking for a larger home in a more affordable neighborhood than chenal... then maybe ours will sell just fine. There aren't many around here the size of ours. Which could also make it more difficult to sell... we shall see.
I posted this picture and forgot to say what this was... I was getting ready for the tornados. David didn't think we could all fit in the closet. I pulled all this out and said "I believe we can." If all that junk could fit, the 7 of us could too. The kids could all fit sitting on the floor, and David and I could stand over them and shut the door if we had to. We were watching the coverage on TV and waiting to get in. Nothing came. It must have been real high in the sky b/c it apparently went over us but we heard nothing.
Another one came a couple hours later. I was sitting on the stairs waiting to wake up the kids til I HAD to. Weatherman said it was diminishing, so I didn't want to get them up if I didn't have to. I was 3 minutes from waking them when he said it was no longer a threat. Hurray for better weather coverage. Glad we no longer have to depend on sirens that go off if there is a warning anywhere near the county... often too late.
it really is taller than the house
This is across the street from where the boys take piano. This picture doesn't do it justice. Quite a sight. It's a tulip tree... apparently they have shallow roots. We have one in the backyard, but it is tiny. And further away from the house than this one. But they get huge. It'll be 50 years before our tree is anything like this one. Odd how little the ground was torn up. REALLY shallow roots.