Saturday, March 24, 2007

Spring is Here

Well, my crocuses, daffodils, and grape hyacinths have been blooming, and though they are fading now, they have been beautiful. I just peeked out the window and noticed my hostas poking through the soil. Hurray! I love baby plants.

The girls have enjoyed playing outside this week, too. One day, we took our books and things outside to sit outside next to my redbud (where the crocuses and daffodils are) and read. I brought their watercolors outside and let them paint a picture after we read books. It is spring break lots of places, and I think Dancer Girl wants one, too, because it has been difficult to get her to concentrate on finishing her schoolwork! ha ha. Isn't that true of all of us? Don't we all want to go out in the sunshine and enjoy the fresh air after feeling stuck inside all winter? Well, at least I do. I will have to make a point to include more picnic lunches and story hours outside next week. Things like that.

We went to the local Dairy Queen last night and they have picnic tables in an adjacent vacant grassy lot. After the ice cream was gone, the girls ran and ran, and then picked any little flowers they could find. As soon as we got back into the van, Little One said with a very serious look, "I miss Dairy Queen."

Little One's birthday celebrations went great, and lots of grandparents and her little friends arrived to eat and play with us. What a great time we had! She is very proud to be a big 3 year old.

Dancer Girl has been amusing everyone, even total strangers lately. When people ask her how old she is, she keeps saying, "I am 5 and 7 quarters." So funny. I tried to tell her that would make her almost 7, but I guess she is a little young for really understanding fractions that well. Math is still her favorite subject, though, & is becoming a really good reader, and loves to draw and paint. Gymnastics and ballet are still going strong, too.

Baby brother is growing and growing, and my belly is getting bigger and bigger. I am 30 weeks, and measured 31 weeks at my OB appointment yesterday. Doc said everything looks perfect. I have been consistently been measuring at least one week larger so I am wondering if baby boy will get here before my June 1 due date. My original due date was May 17, so the possibility is there.

My brother-in-law is supposed to be coming sometime today to help husband move furniture around, dressers and stuff. We had one in the play/school room we were using for storage, but now we need to move it out of there and we are rearranging both bedrooms to make room. I will be glad when all is settled, and everything has a place. Dancer Girl and Little One got sooo many books for Christmas that we have not had room for them on their bookcase. The ones that don't fit have been piled in the corner, sad to be left out, waiting for the day when we get a taller bookcase, ha ha.

Well, everyone else is still asleep, and my tummy is starting to rumble, so I guess I am going to go find breakfast for baby brother, ha ha. Maybe I will even watch a little TV (something that is not PBS, Nickelodeon, or the Disney Channel) before the Saturday cartoons start.

Hope everyone has a great Saturday!


Tomas Dennis said...

Outdoor school is something I never had. I did get to go out and watercolor in the third grade but other than recess I spent all my school time indoor. This seems like a plus in education learning outside. We are cleaning up the yard and pool and thoroughly enjoying spring.
Take Care

Motherkitty said...

The girls and the flowers look like they are all enjoying the sunny, warm spring days. Can't wait to see them. Their swing set is beckoning at our house. I think you should come visit before the baby is born!!!

We are going out to work in the yard again this morning. I mowed and did some pruning yesterday and we will be moving rock to our sinkhole out back today. Maybe I will do some more pruning on more bushes.

Come see us. Glad your doctor's appointment went well.

jellyhead said...

Hi Alipurr, I just stopped by to hear your news.

I can't believe Little One is 3 already!! Amazing how fast the time goes.

The photos are lovely, and you look gorgeous! Not too long now, hey?

Hope you have a very happy weekend

:) Jelly

Sandy said... is just such a pleasure to see such happy faces and to hear everything that has been going on. I love the pictures and I'm glad that you are doing so well with your pregnancy ... I know it won't be long now.

I can also see how it would be hard for the girls to concentrate on school when such warm sunny weather has arrived...Maybe a spring break is what's needed for now...Or a trade off of art & reading classes outdoors.

So glad that you carry your camera with you.

Catzilla's friend, Flea said...

I LOVE all your cute kiddies, but do you have any purry kitties?

Smalltown RN said... look fantastic....I love the picture of the girls by the tree....hope you are keeping mom keeps us posted...but I just wanted to stop by and say hi.....

I love the photo of your mom that she posted today...that is the first picture I have seen of your mom....she looks so happy.....