Tuesday, May 5, 2009

I suppose I should update...

Since my last post was rather somber and sad and that's just not the person that I am, I figured I need to update everyone with a bit of happy cheer!! So what's been going on around here...
- a huge St. Patty's Day party at our house
- awesome 2 week vacation in Florida!!
- purchased new SLR camera and finished first photography class
-Molly and Lolo performed sign language to a song in the Talent Show
- Molly selected as dancer of the month
- Molly selected to assist a Senator plant a tree at the school for Earth Day
- a new niece welcomed to the family
- a new nephew welcomed to the family
- surprise bday party for BIL a success
- bully at school dealt with and situation slowly getting better
- Lolo's art selected for the Art Award night
- spring soccer season started
- news of another niece or nephew in the family this October
- ripped front porch apart and replacing support and flooring
- all clothes organized into bins by size and season (anyone with lots of children can relate to why this is on my list!)
- date night
- cleaned up the whole yard including the tree fort and we are allowing the kids to play in it this year. They were too young before and this summer we decided that they are ready for it. We will have a paint party with friends over to paint the inside and hopefully I'll be able to make some Hawaiian curtains as well. That is our theme- Hawaiian, since the two oldest girls were born there. Sorry Annie, I can't build ya the Sear's tower in honor of Chicago.
-Ok, ok, so this is enough for now. I know I am missing stuff, especially Florida details, but that is a post on it's own. Overall, everyone is doing well, keeping busy and getting back into the swing of things. I apologize for not visiting everyone and keeping up to date. I have a huge list of projects for this family and for this house, so I will have plenty of things to report in the future. Hope everyone is doing well!


Kat said...

Wow! You had a lot going on. Sounds like a lot of good things happened. :)
Look at your tan! WOW! And look at all that Captain Morgan! YUM! ;)

Stacie's Madness said...

YOU HAVE BEEN MISSED and thought about...love the pictures, hope to hear more from you!

utmomof 5 said...

I was so happy to see your post!! Glad things are going so well for your family. And yes you have been really busy :) Looks like a great trip to Florida. Now don't wait so long to post again!! :)

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

This whole post made me smile. :)

Hallie :)

Esther Plaster said...

hey there! you sound as busy as i do! awesome pictures of florida! we are SO ready for nice, hot sunny weather here in newport. i love the hawaiian theme for the tree fort - makes me miss our walks at barbers. miss you dear!! much love, esther

Bob and Megan said...

Hey looks like you all had a wonderful time in Florida. What a fun family/Easter/spring break vacation!!! The girls are getting So BIG. Please give then a hug and kiss from their uncle and aunt in Portland. Glad to see you are all doing well. Miss you tons.

Bob & Megan

Steph said...

You have been busy! So glad to hear from you and very happy to see you are doing well.

Anonymous said...

Awesome to see a new post up!!! I love reading your blog, you're so funny and I love staying updated on what MLAD are up to :)
Thanks for leaving a new, and happy, post!

Mum-me said...

I just read a comment you left on another blog, saying you had four girls, and I knew I had to come have a look.

I also have 4 girls very close in age. They're 7, 5, 4, and 3. (I have two older children too.) In a world that constantly tells me I am completely crazy for having a large family it is so nice to find I am far from being the only one who has ditched society's 'norm'.

I am also the wife of a military man, so we have that in common too.

KATE said...

It looks like you've been very busy! Your family is as adorable as ever!!