Some mornings I feel her pain. Thank goodness this year the ridiculousness, otherwise known as the spring forward time change, coincided with our Spring Break. We've been able to pretty much ignore it so far what with our staying up later and sleeping in with true slothlike ambition and style. I hope Monday morning isn't a cruel slap in our face.
2. This Spring Break we had no plans. Zip, zilch, zero. It was perfect. Annelise was content to do this and that, play outside, watch TV, play inside, whatever. Did I mention it was perfect? Since she's still young and blissfully ignorant of the fact that some parents plan elaborate vacations or detailed, action packed days with stimulating activities for each and every hour of Spring Break, she has no expectations, so therefore no disappointment.
A lazy day at home topped off with dinner and bowling with friends that night? She declared it the best day EVER. A rainy day filled with playing indoors and watching movies? A treat! Working in my classroom at church and a trip to the grocery store? What more could a girl want? We did plan a family outing Thursday followed by a sleepover at Pappo and Grandma's house and she declared it the best day EVER, again.
I'm so thankful she is easy to please.
3. These photos are proof of our extensive St. Patrick's Day celebration:
4. The other day Annelise got some mail, which is always an exciting event around here (hello, did you not just read about our over the top Spring Break and St. Patrick's Day?), and she ripped the envelope open with glee. Then she realized it was a bill.
Turns out her gift subscription to National Geographic Little Kids magazine has ended and they sent a renewal notice directly to her. A six year old. She emphatically asked for me to renew it for her since it only costs $15, to which I quipped, "Well, maybe you should see if you have $15 in your piggy bank."
Cue crickets chirping.
The next day, Scott and I were tickled to see this appear on the kitchen counter:
5. And, finally, guess what I will be doing this Saturday? As in tomorrow! As in I am soooo excited I might not sleep tonight!
Making two new best friends, that's what! Wait...that might sound stalkerish and creepy. Well, my two best girlfriends and I will at least be taking photos (prepare yourselves) and asking them to autograph their new books. I'll be back next week with all the scoop.
*We sneaked the $$ back into her piggy bank. We aren't complete coldhearted Scrooges unmoved by a certain six year old's desire to stay current on all the exciting animal *news*.
Have a FABULOUS Friday my friends!
Was the time change a cruel slap in your face?
Do you plan lots of things for Spring Break? (I promise I won't hate you if you do)
Aren't you jealous of our St. Patrick's Day festivities?
Have you read any of Beth Moore's or Francine Rivers' books? If so, which one is your fave? (I just finished Francine's Reedeming Love and of course, LOVED it--in like two days, couldn't put it down kind of loved it. I plan to re-read A Voice in the Wind soon, and work my way through the whole Mark of the Lion trilogy.)