So the big Mighty Max 20 hour crop was this weekend. (Coincidentally, "crop" was one of Isabelle's spelling words this past week...except she kept spelling it crap. Hope she figured it out before the spelling test.) What a fun time! I got two pages done. And yes, I'm serious...that's a huge accomplishment for me. Luke came along and helped ladies (and their stuff) to their tables. Sandy's Luke was there too. They were the cutest valet boys ever.
This was the first time I stayed all night. Luke finally fell asleep around 1:30. Thanks to whoever put the orange construction cones around him! Too cute. :) Sandy and I made it until 3, but I don't think I fell asleep until after 4. Anyhow...it was great. I can't wait to hear how much the Mighty Max Guild raised for the Uncompensated Care Fund for Children's Hospital.
Here's a few pics from the crop...and one of Shelby taken before church this morning.
Baseball, T-Ball or soccer...take your pick. Luke's Pony league team played their first games (a double header) last Saturday. He's also on the Middle School's team, so we'll be juggling two baseball schedules. fun. Add to that Shelby's soccer (no more 8am games, thank goodness!) and Girls on the Run, Isabelle's soccer, and Ian's T-ball...and it makes the family calendar very, very full. Downright ugly sometimes. :) Oh well. It's a lot of fun watching them play.
Have I mentioned that Spring Break is over?? Wahoo!!! The kids were actually ready to go back. And I was just the teensiest bit ready for them to go back too. ;)
That's what I proclaimed Thursday was...The Day Of Mom. Unfortunately to actually have a Day of Mom, it requires the cooperation of your children. We went to Mt. Vernon and met Iz for lunch at Applebee's. Fun. Did a little shopping. Not so fun. And evidently the whole "last one out shuts the van door" doesn't apply anymore...because when we came out of Target (after being in there at least half an hour) we realized the van side door was left WIDE OPEN. So thank you...to the honest people of Mt. Vernon. The ones who didn't steal the hundreds of $$$ in Scooby Doo DVD's that were in there. Or my camera bag. Or anything else. And my ding dong kids got a lecture. Or two. We then went to see the movie Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. So NOT on the Day of Mom list, but I was over-ruled. And it was actually mildly entertaining. Belle didn't like it...too scary, too loud. But Ian thought it was great. Ü
We did make it to the tulips. And it wasn't even raining. Ü They are just so beautiful. I drag my family there every year for pictures. Day of mom, you know. So next to the tulips, the best part of the day was eating my KFC Big Box dinner that I picked up on the way home. They are so yummy.
Last night Iz & I watched the movie "Cinderella Man". Sooooo good. And I had convinced myself I was NOT in the mood for a sappy come back story. Silly me. You really should see it.
First of all, everything is fine now after our scare yesterday. My mom passed out in church and was taken to the hospital. After doing lots of tests, they figured that she fainted because her heart rate was too low...probably due to her blood pressure medication. But what a relief that it wasn't something serious. Big thanks to Carly and TOM for letting me play hooky today and be with mom.
The kids and I visited the "greater Vancouver zoo" yesterday. Ü The best part was renting one of those 5 person bikes and pedaling all over the zoo. Luke ended up getting out and pushing us up most of the hills. Ü The animals were great, but there's a lot of tall chain link fencing which doesn't make for very good pictures. Still fun though...we saw a camel on the verge of spitting, a bear playing ball, an obscene lion and a pig fight. Good stuff!
Easter was such a nice day. Big meal, egg hunt, fun with family & friends. And now it's Spring Break. It's actually going pretty well so far, except the kids are constantly wanting to go and go and do and do something all the time. What's wrong with sleeping in and schlepping around the house?? I think we'll try and go see a matinee some time this week, and Grandma is insisting on the sleep-over they had planned for tomorrow night.
Next weekend is the big and fabulously fun 20 hour crop! I am so excited. Luke is all jazzed about his valet/helping duties. And now he's asking to stay the whole night. yay! Maybe he can keep me awake. I've never stayed all night before. And I'm too afraid to fall asleep. Not with Elke around. Oh, and Stephanie. They're naughty. Something bad would happen...so I HAVE to stay awake! Ü
Probably the only Ted Nugent song that I know is "Cat Scratch Fever". And of the whole song, those are the only 3 words I know.
Now Isabelle is quite the little singer. She loves listening to songs and singing & dancing, especially when she thinks no one is watching. The other day I heard her singing a little Nugent. So I go in the room and say, "what's that you're singing?" And she says, "Cat Scratch Fumer".
I tried not to laugh because she was so serious. I said, "Don't you mean Cat Scratch Fever?" And she starts laughing and says, "No. It's Cat Scratch FUMER. Cat Scratch Fever doesn't make any sense, mom."