Tuesday, March 19, 2013


So here are the bits and pieces from about the past week -- just the highlights really.

Our spring break was this past week which really only meant no school for Megan.  We managed to fill our time  with plenty of outdoor things since the weather was simply beautiful.

We went with a friend to Arbor Hills -- a "park" with trails and woods and plenty of things to explore.  Our friends are really into geocaching and have an app on their phone that locates any close to your current location.  So we did a little bit with them and the girls really enjoyed the search for treasure!

Believe it or not I already can't remember what we did the rest of the week!  I guess that it wasn't too memorable.
On Saturday it was 80 degrees and so we went to the Arboretum (my parents took bets on this apparently and dad won).  More and more trees and bushes are starting to bloom including this amazing forsythia: 
That would be the yellow bush in the background.

A visit to the Arboretum always inspires Chopper to tackle our own yard.  What that means this time around is that he hacked away all of our bushes in the front. 
I think it's a ploy to get me to let him take them out completely.  Chopper says they'll be back in a month, just smaller and more manageable.  Eventually we'd like to put flowers or something else in for a little color but we need to research what will actually survive the weather!

More Arboretum -- we all ended up with sunburns on our arms -- it was fantastic! 


Twirling.  I read a cute book called Edenbrooke.  It's a regency romance (but not romance like, you know, romance) and the main character likes to twirl.  Random information for you there.

Kind've cool (or gross) that this moss is growing down like slime.

Sunday night my best friend from college came for a visit!  She and her family (husband and daughter Stephanie) were passing through on their way to their spring break vacation in San Antonio.  They stayed the night and the next morning and relaxed and played.  It was so good to see her -- it's been about 2 years.  Of course I didn't get any pictures of her, just her daughter . . . 

And William because he's irresistible.
Quick update on that -- we're working more aggressively on the food.  He doesn't seem to mind the taste and is gagging less but still fights me actually getting it into his mouth.  After about 4 "bites" he refuses to open at all or covers his mouth with his arm.  I'm not kidding.

He's not crawling but he's headed there.  On his stomach he spins and scoots backwards and sitting up he flips himself over to reach things and bounces around a little bit.  Since the record for crawling among my children is 11 months, I would say that he's well on the way to breaking it.

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