lots of pictures and an update of sorts
* We finally have internet (after three and a half LONG weeks without it.)
* We are lucky not to be under quarantine as we have ALL been so sick with the flu! Last week it was Spike (a whole week of fever and aching and coughing and misery....YUCK!) He was so poorly I had to farm the kids out last Wednesday b/c I was having 22 women over for dinner and he could not physically get out of bed to look after our two. He is finally on the upside of it
Both of the kids have been poorly. After finally going back to school (after a month half term/spring break) he missed two days this week.
And last night I came down with a fever and the aches and soar throat (what you might wonder am I doing on the computer then.....ah the joys of laptops in bed!!)
*Aside from the last few days (which have been drizzly and windy) we have had AMAZING weather (which for us means nearly living out of doors...LOVE THAT!)
Last Sunday at Cromer Beach (in Norfolk....a little over an hour from us)
Nothing beats an ice cream on a warm spring day (does not apply to me of course since I DO NOT LIKE ICE CREAM!)
Ice cream aside, it's hard to beat digging for treasures on a beach!
Racing waves is pretty high on the list too
Take note of Dean's black eye....he fell climbing a huge wooden train at the park
Something so sweet about the backs of kids!
*My Pencil Lines layout from last week is an ode to loving spring evenings
If it's warm out (or ever decent) as soon as dinner is cleared up, we head outside and don't return until it's time to get ready for bed. We are so lucky to be surrounded by cool parks, bike paths, and forest trails!
*Disney was amazing! We have travel quite a lot (tons really), but both Spike and I said it was one of our favorite trips. The kids were so good, our hotel was brilliant (we stayed at a Disney hotel, so it was so kid friendly, had a great pool and water slides, and the characters milling about.) The kids were in heaven. Dean was in awe of the whole thing. He loved all the rides and even loved the "scarier" roller coasters and Star Wars rides (so happy about that b/c I LOVE roller coasters!!) I found taking pictures challenging (party b/c my kids were NOT interested in being still for a single second and you really can't blame them.) Spike thinks we need to go back every six months (and that from a man who does NOT like "repeat travel.") I think every 6 months might be pushing it, but we will definitely be going back.
They were actually VERY GOOD for character pictures....actually spotting them first and saying "mom get my picture with (insert character name here)!"
Addie was far more impressed with Mary Poppins than any of the Princesses (it's her FAVORITE movie ever!)
*My little brother came to London two weekends ago. We had so much fun!!!
Love that guy so much!!!!
*We had a very nice low key Easter. On Good Friday we went to the Passion Play/Witness Walk which was so powerful! (the video is only 6 minutes long and really good, but pretty graphic, so don't watch with your kids)
On the Saturday we colored eggs (which the kids LOVED). Addie thought the color pellets were candy, so tried eating several at one time....turned her face and hands crazy colors, but we retrieved them fairly quickly, so not too much damage was done:) ) That was not our only mishap.....In the morning I had boiled a dozen eggs and could have sworn the were very hard boiled....turns out they were BARELY soft boiled, they all broken, made a mess and I had to start all over again. OOPS!
Addie is not particularly impressed here, but love her dress too much not to share. I got it at Monsoon last year and it jut now fits here. Speaking of Monsoon, I just did a big shop for Addie last week....they have THE CUTEST LITTLE GIRL CLOTHES EVER....these and these and these....I mean really!!!
*Scrapbooking...Have you seen what The Scrap Review Team did for National Scrapbooking Day?? It's awesome (and there are so many sketches and templates to download for free)
I have lots of new class dates at Your Touch Of Craft, including another all day workshop in September. I will update my class dates sidebar in the next few days.
I will have some pictures from the classes I taught at A Trip Down Memory Lane and Scapping Angels as well.
I think that's enough pictures for now!!