Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Living close to a world class zoo
 is one of the things I love about
 where we live!
 We met some friends on our week off from co-op
 and walked until we dropped!

Monday, April 21, 2014


For the uninitiated,
 This is a Doctor Who hat.

Babycakes loves to pretend to be a robot character

from the show,

so when we found this hat,

we just HAD to get it for him!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

River Adventure

The adventure continues!

Our friends took us to see the river

that runs through their town
 What started as a

"Can we dip our toes?"
 turned into a full scale wading
 including one small Babycake that ended up soaked

to the neck and covered

COVERED in sand,

hair and all!

 We had a great time!
It was totally worth the drive, and we're planning to return this summer

to join them at their "private water park" again,

only this time we'll bring swimsuits!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Egg Hunt

Mimi's best friend moved away a few months ago,

and she's really been missing her,

so we took a long drive

to spend a day with her family.
 First up was an egg hunt!

 It was highly unsuccessful! 
 After a few moments of frenzy
 Babycakes walked away with zero eggs!

Happily, they let him into he next age group
and came back with his basket full!

More adventures to come!

History Fair 2014

It's history fair time!

I LOVE the history fair,

mostly because my kids enjoy it so much.

They pick a historical figure,

or in Mac's case, research the history of something,

put together a display,

and find a costume!
 Mimi was Louisa May Alcott this year.  It was so fascinating finding out how similar her life was to her famous books. 
 Princess was Dolly Maddison
 Buddy was Nicola Tesla
and Mac did the history of Lego!

This was the biggest history fair we've ever had!

There were 54 displays,

some were done by groups,

so the place was PACKED!

My favorite part was how many kids who'd just come

to see said they wanted to join us next time!

We'd have to rent a gym!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Round two of antibiotics with steroid

sprinkles on top!

And still coughing.

Steroids make me absent minded.

Add a crazy, run everywhere mom of five,

and MS (which makes absent minded!)

to a steroid,

and you get a level of chaos that

I'm not really OK with!

Who knew sleep was a privilege, not a right?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Another First!

Babycakes started his first unit study this week!

He's crazy about big construction trucks

so we've been reading Machines at Work

on a daily,

sometimes hourly basis.
We've stopped at a few construction sites

and incorporated the theme into our sensory tub time!

SO much fun!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Date Night

My girls took me on a date tonight!

Ok, I did the taking,

but they did the choosing.

They really wanted to see Divergent

so we abandoned the boys

and headed out for a date!

Dinner and a movie

and a really nice time to chat.

I loved having time with just the three of us

to laugh

and chat

and they didn't even care that I

coughed my way through the night!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014


I have lots of lovely pictures of our

zoo trip,

and the history fair,

and all the fun stuff we've been doing,

and I'd love to be putting them up here

for you to see,

but I also have bronchitis

and I'm exhausted,

so I'll get to them later!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Nothing to do but laugh!

"Do you do something to his hair to make it curl.

or does it just to that by itself?"