Monday, March 20, 2017

Monday moments...the first day of Spring!

I am so excited it is the first day of Spring.  There is nothing I like better than the change of seasons.  I love them all for different reasons but I am READY for warmer weather and to be outside.  

Last weekend was Evan's DI regional tournament.  He purchased a monkey hat. 

On the way back in to the school to watch a DI challenge Hailey spotted a "dinglehopper" on the ground.   It was very apropos since Daddy was at his school directing The Little Mermaid. 

Evan's team placed 2nd.  Out of two teams - but we won't talk about that.   That gives them the chance to go to the State tournament.

Thursday night while Trent and I were attending the Rocket Scholars fundraiser, we snuck out to peek at Spencer in his Mary Poppins rehearsal.

Thursday night Hailey FINALLY got to set up her leprechaun trap.  She had been so excited for over a week.   She didn't catch the little bugger but he left some chocolate coins and some troll candy.

The kiddos all decked out in their green to wish Grampa a Happy Birthday!

Some leprechaun evidence.  I don't know why he always has to use the bathroom when he stops here.

One of the theme days for MIRM (March is reading month) was dress like your favorite book character.  Nothing will ever be as cool as her Amelia Bedelia get up from last year.  We found her Laura Ingalls Wilder dress from her wax museum so she wore that.  We have actually been making a lot of progress on reading through the Little House books so it totally worked out.

Friday was a half day so I took my favorite girl to see the new Beauty and the Beast.  It was really good.  We both loved it.

I feel like I haven't been taking many photos lately.  My ears are still plugged - almost three weeks now so maybe because I am not feeling a hundred percent.  The weather has also been super gloomy and I have found myself in kind of an end of winter funk.   But the sun is out today and it is the start of spring so let's hope things are looking up!

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Monday moments...almost human again

I started this post a week ago.  Before another round of the ickies was upon us.

Last Saturday it was nearly 50 degrees and sunny.  This past Saturday it was side ways snowing.  Something for everyone here in Michigan. 

We took advantage of the great weather last Saturday by having a lunch picnic on the beach.  It seemed a bit early for me, but Hailey begged to do it. 

Saturday evening Hailey was planning to spend the night at Grama's when the flu hit her like a truck.   The poor thing was so miserable.  She does not get sick very often so it is hard to see her like that.

By Sunday afternoon she was feeling a bit better and thought the fresh air might help her air her germs out.  She set up her art studio with the truck blocking her wind.

Oh and no big deal but Trent taught Spencer how to shave for the first time.  My BABY had to shave his moustache.  #pleasestopgrowingup

Spencer also got some good news when he found out he was cast in the civic theatre production of Mary Poppins this May.

Oh and the first correspondence from a college arrived in the mail for him.  Gulp.

Hailey always cracks me up when she wears this outfit.  She calls it her tiny businesswoman suit.

On Tuesday a friend called me and told me they were opening a new block of ticket sales for Hamilton in Chicago.  Since it was in the middle of dinner time/getting three kids where they need to be at the same time I didn't have a chance to look into it.  Fast forward to an hour later when I am texting back and forth with Trent.  Should I do it?   What side right or left?  Partially obstructed?  They won't let me buy an odd lot?  I am so nervous.  Should I do it? 

I went through with the purchase and we are all over the moon about it.  And if for some reason we can't go and have to resell the tickets I will be able to cover the cost of college for one of my children.  Win win.

Then Tuesday night round two of my ickies set in.  I am joking calling it the Hamilton curse because I was fine up until I bought the tickets.  My left ear started killing me right before I went to bed.  I don't think I slept more than an hour all of that night.  The next morning I got into the doctor and they cleaned out my ear with some squirt bottle contraption that hurt so bad I thought I would die.  The doctor thought I must have an infection so prescribed a z-pack. I spent most of the rest of Wednesday sitting in this chair under a blanket.

Occasionally I had a visitor to cheer me up.

So hear we are a week later and my ear is still plugged.  The right one also tends to plug a little but not nearly as bad.  The doctor's office told me that it can take up to three months for ears to clear out.  I seriously will have a nervous breakdown if that is the case. I get little glimmers of hearing hope every now and then and then they are dashed.  Ugh.  Pray for me.