|The girls love the "pink trees."|
|Reminds me of Scrooge. FG|
weighing her money.
Monday, Thursday, and Friday we managed to get some reading done. The Number Devil has a lot of math, some of it new, so that took some time. This was the week for interruptions. Funny Girl has been in a bit of a funky mood for the last couple of weeks, and the girls are arguing more often. It seemed like every time Robotson and I sat down, someone started crying, or was hungry, or had to go to the bathroom, or was mad... I think we may all be fighting off a little bug too. It could also be the pollen. There are slight sore throats, increased fatigue, and the grumps going around. Still, most of our meltdowns happened at home where we handled them with more mindfulness than in the past.
|Spring is here!|
BabyLand General. It was Dimples turn to pick a baby from the cabbage patch. The new hospital is on a very pretty piece of land. Inside is so much more spacious, and of course there were babies galore to choose from. We saw one being delivered. Funny Girl helped name her too. I can't remember the first name, but Ariel was her middle name, of course. We left Cleveland for Helen to walk around a bit and grab some dinner. The weather was beautiful and spending time with family just really made the day perfect.
|The adoption process.|
|Say! Didn't we go tubing right through|
here last summer?
|My cousin's wife and the kids.|
|A must-stop in Helen.|
|My cousin and Dimples.|
Home Depot Kids Workshop. Despite having to wake up at 7am, the kids had blast making their race cars. When I had to take Funny Girl with me to finally pick up our flooring, she insisted on wearing her Home Depot apron. It was a big hit with the employees. Bright and early Saturday, Dimples and I headed back over so that Papa Bear, Mr. Jeff, and I could get new ink (Papa Bear's first!) Mine is an artistic representation of the Fibonacci sequence to number 13 - my birthday. Most of the lines should fade out as it heals so it will look more like a painting. Pics below. And no, this does not mean I made it to my goal weight. It was just a good opportunity, so I took it. Then I rounded up the kids and we picked up B so we could head out to Athens for dinner with Ginger, H, and the beasties! (For the record the beasties are just as beautiful as all of their photos, and it was really surreal seeing them right across the table from us!)
|Ginger has beasties; I have monkeys. FG|
drew this using an Ed Emberley book.
That brings us to today. After a few errands this afternoon, we've just been vegetating in front of the t.v. and computers. Except for Tuesday next week, we have no commitments. I fully plan to take advantage of this to catch up on house cleaning and reading.