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?!