Friday, April 17, 2015

Reading, Spring, And Some Of My Other Favourite Things

Even though I have a few more posts I want to share from our road trip, including a post from Dave about his day out, I wanted to take a break today to share some slices of life from the past two weeks.
Rachel has suddenly discovered dressing up and everyday you will find her wearing either her hand me down princess dress, her fairy wings, her Santa hat, and usually a bunch of things at once. This particular day she was wearing her one piece pjs, a pair of sweats, her princess dress, her fairy wings, Sam's cape, a party hat, and her Santa hat. What can I say? The girl knows how to layer!
As Spring has begun in earnest here, we have been spending more time outside, biking and delivering flyers. And swinging and hula hooping. And sorry these pictures are all of Rachel, Sam has mostly been in school, or lying on the futon with the world's longest stomach flu. Blah. Thankfully, I think I can definitively say that he is better as of today. I hope.

Rachel loves to just run out to the backyard and swing and sing (she's always singing on the swings!) for a few minutes at a time. Swinging by herself is a new development this spring.
And I've spent some time taking pictures of some of the signs of spring which make me happiest -- flowers!!!
Rachel has had big goings on school-wise. She had crazy hair day at preschool, and, now that she's registered for JK, she can go to "Sam's school," as she calls it, and take out books from that library.
Not only have there been flowers outside, but there have been blooms in abundance indoors as well. Dave knew the best way to keep me from going crazy while stuck inside with sick Sam was to bring me flowers! The irises are actually from Sam's birthday party because I thought they looked like spiky dinosaur trees and I don't remember how we ended up with the purple tulips.
I went through all the boxes of kids' clothes we had earlier this week, and since I think (and hope and pray) the warm weather is here to stay, I started to pull out the kids' summer clothes. So it's been time to do a lot of laundry and it's nice enough to HANG LAUNDRY OUTSIDE!!!!!!! Yay!!!! We're back to the season of scheduling laundry around the rain and I'm so excited!!!
The kids contributed to my laundry hanging efforts by sorting the clothespins for me. This was their own initiative and I have no idea where they got their organizational skills from :)
I know I have not yet referred to "reading," the first word in the blog post title, but I am getting there. I'm so excited that next weekend from 8am Saturday until 8am Sunday, I will be participating in Dewey's 24 Hour Readathon for the first time ever. I first heard of this from Shoshanah and I am so looking forward to it. I've been planning for this for months! Dave's parents are taking the kids for part of the day and my stack of books to read is growing. I will be doing some live action blogging the day of, so if you're bored (or have insomnia) next Saturday, check out the blog to see how I'm doing. If you want to sign up to participate, it's not too late. It'd be fun to have company.

And if you have any good, riveting, keep you awake all night, books to share, please do so! I'm guessing I'm going to be pretty exhausted at 4am Sunday with another four hours to go and looking for something to keep me engaged.

So there's what's been happening in my part of the world lately. What's going on with you?

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Thank you for being interested in my life as I blog it and for leaving a comment. Comments make me happier than reading a good book and drinking a cold Coke. Almost :)