Pinch Me

We have had an unbelievable stretch of weather here. It was snowing just last week and we were wearing t-shirts and shorts today. Not a bad March Break for the kids!

We did a lot around the house and yard. Tidied the garage, did some early gardening, pulled out the warm weather clothing, dug out the bikes, scooters and rollerblades. The one thing I didn’t do though was put away the winter stuff. It never fails; my birthday usually involves sub zero temperatures, snow and/or ice. And Easter wouldn’t be Easter without snow. So we have 3 seasons worth of clothing stuffed into drawers and closets.

I’ve decided to babysit starting at the end of April. It will help with some of the growing bills around here and also be a lot of fun. L and A love him already and they have not stopped talking about him. It’s cute. It’ll be interesting to see how L does with it. I think it’ll be good for her and good for everyone. 🙂

The time change has totally messed us up here. It’s taken till tonight for L to go to bed at a decent time. Still working on A.

Snow, snow, snow!

I have been managing to stay on top of the house work and meals, as well as little chores that have been piling up. Except the laundry, which somehow multiplied despite my best efforts. Today I have at least 6 loads waiting for me in the laundry room. *sigh*

In the process of keeping up and being so awesome, I ended up getting a cold. Yesterday I felt dreadful all day and couldn’t keep my eyes open by 2pm. J took the girls out for a couple of hours while I napped. He even got them an early dinner so all I did later was make some grilled cheese sandwiches. Today I feel slightly more human but now I have a cough and so do both kids. Ugh.

The good news is that there’s snow. Yes! Snow! A good foot or two of it. The kids were so excited so I took them tobogganning yesterday (yes, even though I felt horrible) and they are now looking outside practically drooling at the new snow again. They want to go skating today which is great except the outdoor rinks that L can use a chair on are covered in snow and I would have to shovel off before they skate. The other rink will be clear but we can’t bring a chair so I’ll have to hang onto L. And at the moment it is blistering cold and windy so maybe if we wait a while someone else will clear the ice. 🙂

What a Week!

As J has been on midnights (well, 7pm-4am), I have had a car all this week. Which was nice because I had a list *this* long of stuff I have been meaning to do. Stuff like filling up our water bottles, returning some Christmas items, exchanging a few things, searching for some art for our bare walls, etc., etc., etc. With the help of a couple friends and only L to drag around, I managed to do everything I needed to get done!

Tomorrow (today?!) Is my Dad’s 65th birthday party. A surprise party. Picture this: A 65 year old Italian man being blindfolded and shoved in a car and driven somewhere. As my husband put it, maybe not the best thing to do. Haha. At least he won’t be swimming with the fishes. Instead he’ll be greeted at a bowling alley by his daughters, grandchildren, nephews and friends. I’m in the midst of making his cake…and I’d get a whole lot more done if my kids would stop waking up every half hour.

What a Week!

As J has been on midnights (well, 7pm-4am), I have had a car all this week. Which was nice because I had a list *this* long of stuff I have been meaning to do. Stuff like filling up our water bottles, returning some Christmas items, exchanging a few things, searching for some art for our bare walls, etc., etc., etc. With the help of a couple friends and only L to drag around, I managed to do everything I needed to get done!

Tomorrow (today?!) Is my Dad’s 65th birthday party. A surprise party. Picture this: A 65 year old Italian man being blindfolded and shoved in a car and driven somewhere. As my husband put it, maybe not the best thing to do. Haha. At least he won’t be swimming with the fishes. Instead he’ll be greeted at a bowling alley by his daughters, grandchildren, nephews and friends. I’m in the midst of making his cake…and I’d get a whole lot more done if my kids would stop waking up every half hour.

Insomnia is for the Birds

I seriously need to fix my sleeping habits. This is getting ridiculous! I fell asleep with the girls at 9, woke at 11 and here I am, still awake and I need to get up in less than 5 hours. *sigh*

Yesterday was good. I took the girls tobogganning and skating. L insisted she wanted to wear her figure skates and the two of us ended up falling too many times to count. I felt like such a novice, when in actuality I can skate quite well. I think we’ll stick to the smaller, less crowded outdoor rinks so she can use a chair!

Jill and I (and L and O) are heading (hopefully) to Ikea tomorrow to pick up a mattress for A’s new bed. And a few organizational items. And lunch. Mmm, Ikea meatballs. Heh.

I made pizza for dinner and as I was cleaning up, I sliced open my thumb on the lid of an opened tin can. Ouch. It bled forever and is still sort of bleeding if I bend my thumb. I don’t think I needed stitches but maybe a butterfly bandage or something. And maybe a tetanus shot. :/

I need to figure out how to add blogs to my blog roll. I was ecstatic to see Rebecca is following my blog and now I have to add her. Among others. Which means I really need to get on my computer more because doing it from my BlackBerry isn’t cutting it.

Ok, time to sleep I suppose. I hope at least.

Slipping and Sliding

Ah, the thrill of skating outside. That is, if you can find a rink. After phone calls and online searching, we found the there was an outdoor rink not far from us. Tammy and the kids came and picked us up and soon we had laced up and we were off. Or at least standing on the ice. It took the kids a while but soon they were all walking/sliding/skating around the rink…even my 2 year old on her bobskates.

I love skating. Absolutely love it. To the extent that I may pawn my youngest off on an unsuspecting friend next week and head to the rink on my own. 😉 I did figure skating as a youngster and I never tire of being on the ice. Unless I had a 6 and 2 year old in tow. My back was screaming and my toes were frozen. But to watch my kids out there was awesome.