Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Week 13

Hello!  I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter Sunday.  We were lucky enough to spend ours with good friends and enjoyed a fabulous feast.  Now back to reality.  After having all of last week off we're back in the swing of things--school, work, and the start of swim practice for my younger boys.  Talk about a juggling act!  It's going to take a us a week or two to get used to being back at the pool 3x a week.  Hopefully the clouds clear and the sun continues to shine because that certainly makes it easier to motivate the kids.

Here's a look at what we did on break.  We had no major plans but tried to squeeze in some fun while also taking care of appointments and things around the house that needed to be done.

Day 84- Monday, 3/25/13
We started spring break by taking a trip to Lowe's and picking out some plants to help fill in a few holes in the backyard.  Justin loves all things plants and wants to be a botanist so he was eager to help.  This plant was picked out by Brandon because it is supposed to attract humming birds and he liked that idea.

Day 85- Tuesday, 3/26/13
After a rough morning with Justin at the doctors getting shots--he passed out and hit his head--we decided to have some quiet fun this afternoon and take in a movie.  Never a dull moment here!

Day 86- Wednesday, 3/27/13
Tyler had an ortho appointment and finally received his new retainers.  The old ones in the background cracked and broke after about 6 months.  The plastic pretty much disintegrated and the orthodontist said he's never seen anything like it.  After talking we decided it must be from the chlorine in the pool since Tyler spends so much time there.  From now on he's to take them out before he swims or does water polo and we'll see if that helps.  He was also thrilled to be able to take his impressions home to display in his room.  LOL!

Day 87- Thursday, 3/28/13
I told the boys we would make these Mine Craft heads over break and for Justin's birthday so we finally got around to doing it today.  I found the printables here http://www.stevelange.net/2011/10/24/making-your-own-minecraft-steve-head-from-pdfs/ (the creeper one can be found in the comments on this same page) and purchased the boxes at Walmart.  You can buy the heads pre-made from Amazon for about $20 ea but it only cost me about $3.00 to make these and the boys love them.  I can't get Brandon out of his ;0)

Day 88- Friday, 3/29/13
Tyler was able to have some fun sleepovers during break but he also had high school swim practice every morning from 7:30 to 9am so it seemed like I was always dropping him off somewhere--such a busy boy!

Day 89- Saturday, 3/30/13
Time to color eggs in preparation for tomorrow's egg hunts.  The kids are super excited about Easter.

Day 90- Sunday, 3/31/13
Happy Easter and Happy Birthday to Justin who turns 12 today.  We had an interesting weather day--lots of thunder and lightening and rain last night and more clouds and a little rain today, but the sun and even a rainbow also came out plus it was still warm so it was all good and didn't ruin the festivities.  The Cepeda family was able to join us for a yummy ham dinner and an exciting egg hunt. 

That's it for now!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you next week.



  1. So scary about Justin passing out and hitting his head! Poor guy!

    Those Mine Craft heads are cool looking.
    You're such a fun Mom.

    I'm glad y'all had a good Easter.

  2. How cool your son wants to be a botanist! I had a friend who was a huge plant enthusiast, knew all the Latin names, etc and worked part time in a nursery. Those Minecraft heads are awesome! My kids were huge fans and made the small cut outs. I'll have to see if they would enjoy making those - right up their alley. And I love that cake. Perfect! Happy Birthday.

  3. Sorry to hear about Justin. Hope he is doing better. Love the mine craft box heads! What a fun cake, too! Glad you had a good break, birthday and Easter! Good luck adjusting this week! have a good one!

  4. Kids will be kids and I love that yours are so willing to do fun activities together. Long time since I've seen you. I swear Blogger/Google is messing me up. Glad you came to visit.

  5. So glad you had a nice Easter! And happy birthday to Justin! I'm glad his rough doctors appointment didn't keep him down long. I love the Mine Craft heads!

  6. What a great week in photos! My boys would go nuts for those mine craft boxes. I'll have to show them. What fun!

  7. I loved Justins cake...so unique...great job♥ Glad he is okay...kids...always giving their mom a heartattack☺

  8. Looks like it was great- love the teeth & retainers. I have those from back in my day of braces & it freaks my kids out :)