Sunday, March 30, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
The flowers in our little planter in front of our house are amazing right now. We played outside, waiting for Daddy to come home tonight and the kids picked flowers for me. I took a few pictures because I want to remember precious glimpses of our occasional "happy" afternoons. (more often than not, just before Mike gets home, I'm exhausted, frazzled and running around, but today was great...of course I had no plans for dinner when Mike arrived and he was starving, but unfortunately that's the price he has to pay for a calm, happy wife at 5:00!) I stuck one of the flowers behind my ear and Kaylin thought it was hilarious, so she tried, too. The difference was that she stuck hers IN her ear. (our camera doesn't have audio, but I took a short video...enjoy!)
For instance, here I am, entering my receipts meticulously into Quicken for my husband. I break everything out into their appropriate categories so we can stick to our budget and know where we spend our money. I was going through a recent receipt from Target and noticed that the guy charged me for one storage bin and I bought three. They were nested inside of each other, so I can understand the mistake, but it makes me wonder why he thought it was okay that I had one bin and three lids? Anyway, this stupid integrity of mine is the driving factor behind me going back to Target and asking them to charge me for 2 more $1.29 bins. Some say that's ridiculous to do this because "no one will ever know." I'll know. And Lord knows the LORD knows! The dollar amount is irrelevant. It's a matter of principle. I continued entering my receipts, mildly annoyed that I'm going to be inconvenienced by a special trip. (I rarely shop at Target, so doing this on my next shopping trip may take weeks/months and I surely won't remember.)
Then I got to a JoAnn's receipt. They charged me for 2 spray bottles and I only bought one. I decided to dismiss it until I realized that she rang me up for 2 spray bottles but didn't charge me for the other item I bought, which was twice as much. Seriously!?!?!? Is this a test of my commitment to this level of integrity? Because the inefficiency of this exercise might make me nuts.
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Saturday - We all went to the Railroad Park with Grandma Cindy. After nap time, we spent the afternoon at Ryan's friend, Caleb's, house.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
She also participated in several egg hunts over the last 2 days. We went to Sprouts Saturday morning and they were supposed to to let the little ones in early to get a head start looking for the 2000 eggs hidden throughout the store, but someone let in the bigger kids and Kaylin's basket stayed empty. Ryan and I found an egg among the tomatoes and one that a kid dropped on the ground, but that's it. There was a firetruck, a dressed up bunny and a clown there, which was fun, but we didn't stay long. We likely won't do that again.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Based on the above, Easter can actually be one day earlier (March 22) but that is pretty rare. This year is the earliest Easter any of us will eversee the rest of our lives...and only the most elderly of our population (95 years old or above) have ever seen it this early before. None of us have ever, or will ever, see it a day earlier.
The next time Easter will be this early (March 23) will be the year 2228 (220 years from now). The last time it was this early was 1913 (so ifyou're 95 or older, you are the only ones that were around for that).
The next time it will be a day earlier, March 22, will be in the year 2285 (277 years from now). The last time it was on March 22 was 1818.
So, no one alive today has or will ever see it any earlier than this year.
Don't you feel educated now? Happy early Easter!!!
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Sunday, March 16, 2008
We colored Easter eggs after church today. Walmart was selling these little Q-tips with dye in the stems for $.88 and it ended up being the perfect tool for Kaylin. (I highly recommend this product!) She unknowingly received the eggs that cracked on the stove, so there was no need to worry if she dropped one. I was still very on edge, however, because she continually put the Q-tip close to her head and hair. As you can see from the pictures, her face, hands and high chair tray became quite colorful. So much for taking pre-Easter pictures this afternoon! (That's my new trick, by the way...I dress the kids up in Christmas outfits, Easter attire or Halloween costumes and take pictures several days before the big event. Everyone is much more relaxed, especially ME.)