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The Sunday Somethings, 30mar14

March 30th, 2014

Something that makes me happy: Our family is happy that Kentucky is in the Elite 8! Now I hope that they can win this evening!

Something I’m thinking: I’m thinking about the blog posts that I’m writing about our cruise. I’m glad that I’ve gotten started on those. I really need to get to sorting out those photos, too.

Something I’m hoping: I already said that I hope Kentucky wins tonight!

Something happening around the house: Well, Gabe was sick when the cleaners were supposed to come over a week ago. They should be coming this week, though we have a lot of picking up to do before that’s going to be possible!

Something I’m reading: I finished Hollow City. I was a little disappointed with this sequel, but I will read the next one, I’m sure. I am now reading The Husband’s Secret, which is an upcoming book club selection.

Something Gabe is reading: He finished Pandora’s Star and started Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library.

Something I’m watching: More NCAA basketball, Amazing Race, Hart of Dixie, and The Walking Dead (finale tonight!!!).

Something I’m playing: Just Candy Crush. Which is sad, I know.

Something I’m creating: Blog posts about the cruise.

Something tasty: Still addicted to “hiding eggs” or “bunny basket eggs.”

Something about both kiddos: The other day at lunch, the kids were sitting at the table by themselves (having lunch earlier than us). I overheard them playing “good/bad” with Maddie recording their responses in a notebook. I thought that was awesome that they were asking each other the good things about their day without our prompting! They often ask us to play good/bad when we are all at the dinner table, but this is the first time they have played it by themselves. Both kids worked on Lego sets from The LEGO Movie this afternoon. We went to Maddie’s school’s spring festival, one of the big fundraisers of the year. The kids had fun. We’ve all watched more of Frozen.

Something Maddie is doing (6 years old): We got her some new shoes this afternoon, though her feet didn’t change size that much. I made the mistake of putting her wet shoes in the dryer after one of our snow days, and I think I ruined the shape. Oops. She has refused to wear them since then. We had another pair that she can still wear, but she has started to complain about those, too. She is thrilled with the new shoes, so maybe we won’t have complaints. One of them is a half size bigger than the previous pair, but I think the other pair should be fine for a while, too. She had another gymnastics lesson, and we have some new clothes for her to wear to gymnastics. She had no shorts that she could wear for gymnastics, so Gabe bought her some sporty clothes that will be more appropriate than what she has been wearing! Maddie and Cullen do a lot of pretending, and lately Maddie has opted to be Elsa or an owlicorn. Yes, owlicorn.

Something Cullen is doing (4 years old): Cullen has been motivated greatly this week by the offer of an extra “ticket” that he can use to trade in for time on the iPad. He has been getting himself dressed, including picking out his clothes, almost every day this week. It’s been such a nice, welcome change. We’re also able to get everyone out the door much more easily! He is addicted to the iPad, but at least we have curbed that somewhat with the ticket system. Cullen has been learning his “left” and “right” as he now gives me directions to and from school. Cool way to subtly learn his right and left!

Something I’m looking forward to: In the next couple weeks, we have Maddie’s gymnastics, the MS walk, family visiting, a birthday party for one of Maddie’s friends, the neighborhood Easter Egg hunt, Easter cookies with friends, Wizard of Oz musical (for me!), a possible photobooking day (for me!), and a possible poker game (for Gabe).

Something captured: Go Cats!

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