Monday, April 20, 2009

Goodbye Spring Break

There was just no way for me to get on my blog last week. 4 kids at home, rainy days, illness, dentist appointments, and a few fun excursions.

I'll show you some of what we've been up to.
The break started with a back yard cookout for the kids' praise band. The group is always so busy practicing that they never get time to just chill together. So that's what this night was. They've got a big event coming up in just a couple of weeks so this was a nice breather for them.

Sunday, of course, was Easter. And I'll forever remember that this is the year that I developed allergies. My whole family went to church without me. Seems that I now have eye allergies. I could barely see! We were still able to enjoy our family that afternoon though. Chris grilled the most delicious steaks ever and the kids (big kids too) had an egg hunt. Our special guests were my parents and a college kid, Cody, whose parents were out of town for Easter. It was a nice day.

Then the rains set in and hours of video games and television. We did play a few cards games in between, but this was mostly lazy time. Not to mention, 2 trips to the dentist! Glynis, age 21 months old, had her first visit with the dentist. I'd like to say that she enjoyed the experience, but that's just not the case. She was fine in the waiting room with the train table and plenty of books. She was even happy to follow the nurse to the exam room, but once in that chair, I think she knew that nothing good could happen. Needless to say, we held her down and the dentist got a good look at her little teefers. Looking good. The bad news was that Carson needed to get a filling so we went back the following day. UGH!

It got better...when the bad weather lifted, I took 7 kids to the zoo. My mother came along too. It was chilly, but fun. The teens took off on their own, so my mom and I just had to manage two hyper boys and Glynis.

Saturday, Glynis got sick! Running a fever and just plain cranky. Chris got another sinus infection too, so the two of them stayed home while I managed the others. Chandler had a soccer game and Cole was a soloist at a wedding! His first paid singing job!
So that rounds out the exciting break. Would have been nice to have gone on a trip, but our big trip is coming soon enough.
Yes! We are going to Hawaii in July! My father-in-law is taking the entire extended family to Maui. This is not just a vacation. There is a special reason for the trip. For those of you that do not know, my mother-in-law, Glennie, passed away in a car accident 3 years ago. As you can imagine, it was a horrific ordeal and our family still mourns the loss of a beautiful wife, mother and grandmother. As she is a West Coast native, she made several visits to Hawaii with her husband over the years. It was a special place for her and although her death was very unexpected, her family knew that she wanted her ashes to be taken there.
So, 99 days and counting till Hawaii!


He And Me + 3 said... did have a full spring break. We went to the zoo too over spring break. It was cold for us too.

Sue said...

No wonder you had no time to blog. What a full week you had. Your little Glynis is a very smart girl... I still hate the dentist!

Hope your allergies feel better soon!

Beth E. said...

Um, I think you need a break to recover from Spring Break! Whew, I got tired just reading about it! Sorry you had to deal with illness during the break. Hope everyone is well now!

I have eye allergies, too! Major-league allergies. I can't even wear hypo-allergenic eye makeup. :( My eye doctor prescribed two kinds of eye drops that have helped some: Pataday and Acular. Hope your eyes feel better soon. :o)

Glad you are back to posting again...I've missed you!