We are in the process of planting our garden (tomatoes and peppers in, beans and peas to come), as well as a few flowers. The kids loved helping/playing in the dirt.
I finally painted the boys' room. It was a dull gray-blue color that made me sad to look at--I'm so thankful to have that color gone from my house. (Before)I took a long time deciding what color to paint it, and pondered dark brown and dark blue before deciding on...a light blue that is similar in tone to the gray, but so much happier. It didn't photograph very well, but here a shot of the new wall color with the shelf I painted blue last summer. The other colors in the room batch the basket on the shelf, and I have some dinosaur accents courtesy of Kohl's clearance rack. I'm pretty happy with it all. The next project will be taking down the weird duck/hunting wallpaper border in the basement.
Rachel continues to collect bugs and worms, and tries to use my kitchen dishes as habitats, so I bought her butterfly house. The first thing she did was catch a tent worm, which is currently resting in a web-thing, becoming a moth. I think she might be disappointed. Thankfully, baby caterpillars should be coming in the mail soon.
Rachel participated in two school programs this Spring. The first was for Mother's Day, but during the program she decided to use the bathroom so she missed a good portion of it. Last week she starred as the letter K in the Kindergarten Alphafriend show.(Rachel with her good friends from the Hearing Impaired program)
Aaron is nearly potty trained, even nights (only 2 wet nights since we started this whole thing, which is a miracle considering Rachel and Nathan are still in pull-ups at night). However, he is heavily bribed with treats and Hot Wheels and continues to struggle with the stinky stuff. I have a feeling we're close to the end, though.
Today I joined Christian in his weekly game of Ultimate Frisbee. I can't say I was very good, but it was a lot of fun, and surprisingly good exercise. We got a babysitter to watch the kids at the nearby park while we played. (Christian actively recruits people to play--2 guys drove down from Lansing today for the game--so, if you're interested, come join!).
I recently started babysitting for a neighbor's girl. She's Nathan's age, and they play well together, so its nice for him to have a friend. Its also nice to earn a little extra $, especially as we head into summer time.
Speaking of which, the kids have their last week of school coming up. I am weirded out by the idea of having a kindergartner, 1st grader, and 3rd grader next year...I tend to think of my family is young, but its starting to sound like we're all growing up. This week I have to put together some thank-you's for their teachers...any ideas? Hannah's teacher is a guy who isn't a big fan of junk food, so I can't go for flowers or chocolate...
And that's about it. Hopefully now that I'm caught up, I'll be able to keep up and get back my blogger's mojo.