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.
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!
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!
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)
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!
Time to color eggs in preparation for tomorrow's egg hunts. The kids are super excited about Easter.
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.