Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Spring Break doesn't suck this year

So far Spring Break 2009 is a thousand times better than the last two Spring Breaks. The worst thing that has happened so far is when I dropped my sunglasses in the toilet, right after Little Miss pooped. Note to self: Buy new sunglasses today.

Last year I spent the entire week sicker than I had ever been. Turns out it was strep throat. Ugh. I hope I never get that again.

Spring Break 2007 started early. The Thursday before vacation started, I had carried a sleepy Little Miss to the car for daycare and had gone back in for Cole. He was yelling and kicking, so I was kind of carrying/dragging him to the car. I stepped on a big rock he had piled up next to the car and went down. It immediately looked as though I had grown a door knob out of my ankle. We went to the ER thinking it was broken. Just sprained. Badly. Was on crutches the entire week.

This Spring Break is going great. The weather has cooperated and we have enjoyed playing outside and sleeping in.

On Sunday, the kids and grandma and I took a 2.5 hour road trip to visit Aunt Susie. We had lunch at Olive Garden where I dumped an entire glass of iced tea all over Cole. Luckily none of it hit me and he was wearing lined athletic pants. He had JUST been saying how if he spills on those pants it doesn't go through. Luckily, he was right!

Aunt Susie had made ABC sugar cookies spelling out all of our names. We decorated and ate WAY too many cookies!
We spent the night and had a great time. We chalked on the driveway and Cole even got to do a little farm work in her mulch. The next morning Aunt Susie made a Starbucks run and cooked us breakfast! We headed out and were home by lunchtime.

The 2 best inventions of our time? Garmin and ipod. Hello. Yesterday was the first time I had ever used any GPS anything. I was amazed at how easy it was to use and understand. SO easy.

And the ipods?! Who knew they would entertain 2 kids better than movies? Cole listened to "She thinks my tractor's sexy" for literally 3 hours. And Claire used Grandma's phone which doubles as an MP3 player. The music was way loud, but as soon as she put it on she was quiet and immediately went to sleep with random crazy music blasting in her ears. Methinks the kids need ipod shuffles in their Easter baskets.

I changed things around here yesterday. I am loving the new header! If you are using Firefox, I think you can see the cute coordinating background. I don't think Explorer users can see it. Poor, poor Explorer users. :)

Today is supposed to be the warmest, sunniest day of the week so we are staying home and playing outside. Tomorrow the kids are having a daycare day while Mommy gets a pedicure and goes shopping. How excited am I?!

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27 comments:

Denise @ Sunflowers, Chocolate and Little Boys said...

Woo Hoo....Mani/Pedi! Glad your spring break doesnt suck :-)

That Girl said...

hi, stopping by from SITS. glad your spring break is going so well!!

cat said...

Wow a pedi! I'd love one right now. Greetings from South Africa - here from SITS

Martha said...

You go Girl! Sounds like a great Spring Break. Kiddos are Supercute!

Susie said...

WoW! What a great Aunt!

sassy stephanie said...

Yay for firefox! Cute springtime template!

Love the cookies. Cute idea.

jill said...

Ijust bought the nanos for Easter baskets. I chose that one because video and games can also be loaded. I am really hoping for peace and quiet on a long drive to Florida!

Farming Fabulously said...

Great to hear to are having a wonderful spring break! Love the ABC cookies, looks like you all had a great time. Enjoy the beautiful weather.

Becky said...

Please go buy new sunglasses too while you are out for that pedi! LOL!

Mo Diva said...

Awe, Now I want cookies

Tamara aka Cheapskate Mom said...

Oh my! Those cute kiddos and cookie pics are so adorable! Oh and I am jealous of your pedicure! I soooooo need one!

Dropped by from SITS!

Mrs Parks said...

This background is the GREATEST!!!!!
I love it, the header? Amazing.

I want a cookie now.

Love the pictures :)

Sarah said...

Glad Spring Break is going well!
I am thinking a pedi may be in the works for me tomorrow as well!

Tinabean said...

Oh I am so happy to hear that you are having a good spring break!

It sounds like there was a lot of fun to be had at aunt Susie's house.

I think Ipod shuffles would be a great easter gift.

I hope the weather stays nice & you continue to enjoy your time off.

P.S. Enjoy your mom day!!!

Emily said...

Nice! I want your spring break...this year...not the previous ones! lol. Glad you are having a great time!

scargosun said...

Yea for your good spring break! Enjoy your mani/pedi!

Momma@Live. Laugh. Pull your hair out said...

A pedicure AND shopping! You lucky gal!

amelia bedelia said...

Ipods are the greatest inventions, I agree!! Glad you're spring break is going good. Love the cookie idea!

Rebecca said...

Sounds fun! The cookies are a FAB idea!

I use Firefox...love the backround!

Enjoy the mani/pedi!

nikkicrumpet said...

Well it sounds like this year is going way better than the others! I hope you have a marvelous mommy day!

Smoochiefrog said...

Cute new header!

Hope your week continues to be unexciting and uneventful. A nice Spring Break is needed by all! :)

Mamarazzi said...

sounds awesome so far...even with the iced tea spill!

ipods are a GREAT idea for the Easter basket!

the pedi sounds amaaaaazing!

Delberta said...

Wow! Grandma must rock if she has such a cool phone !

Rhea said...

I love Firefox...I love iPod, and I love GPS. I'm glad no sick or sprained ankles this Spring BReak!!

My kids are on Spring Break...so my husband took them down to Austin to visit his family...and I'm stuck at home working. :o(

Merrie said...

I SO want to get my kids ipod shuffles -- seriously, you are right on with the quiet factor. I DID just get a bonus at work...hmmmm. Clever Easter basket idea, JDMom!

Crazy Daisy said...

omg! Looks like there was a lot of fun going on!
Ooh, Plus, I LOVE the new bloggy look!

Lindsay said...

I started using Firefox/Mozilla years ago and will NEVER go back. So use friendly! You're like me; we loves the gadgets. Also, the image of Cole singing that sexy tractor song is hilarious!