Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Running, Baking and Playing

Adam got called into work early.

The rest of us went to the park to run a practice 5K. Then Tyler built a fire.

It was cold so we were glad to have the fire to warm our hands.

This park is really shady so it's hard to get photos without shadows.

I asked the kids to climb trees to give me some good photos. No problem! Well, the girls had to be convinced, but not Tyler.

Jasmine climbed up me and then gave Kayla a hand up.

Can you see Tyler?

We've been making a lot of fattening stuff this week. But the kids have  been running and playing Wii Outdoor Challenge (me too) and Wii Just Dance (not me.)

Making Fun da middles.

They're done!

Just Dance 4 Final Countdown. You have to jump over each other. That didn't go so well.

Tyler and Jasmine were closer. But he jumped right out of my picture.

My Easter Lily from Tyndale.

Jessica has had school all week and has gone to work straight from school.  So she leaves early and doesn't get home until 11 P.M. We haven't seen much of her this week, and she's missed out on all the Wii and Just Dance times. She had a very cold two tank dive yesterday.

Today I'm taking Adam and Jasmine to Genghis Grill. I have three free bowls on my card. I used a coupon when I went with Jessica during her spring break not knowing I had that many free bowls. That would be from taking Adam's friends for his birthday. Adam and Jasmine cleaned their rooms and tried on all their spring clothing, so they are the ones to go this time.

I forgot to say on the last post that as soon as I signed up for the cruise, the refrigerator went out, and I found out I needed brakes, bearings and rotors plus two new tires. Rick needed two tires also.  Doesn't that just figure? Well, the fridge was only a $30 service call because it was just the fan stuck, and he just adjusted it. I only got the most necessary stuff done on the SUV ($600) for now and will get the rest later in the summer. I need to check my records because I think part of that was just done at another place and if it's bad already, it should be under warrantee.

Of those of you who left comments, some of you have gone on cruises and some haven't. Our normal "vacations" are trips up to see our families in Indiana or to the book convention in the summer. In the past we've had one year resident passes to Universal/Islands of Adventures or Disney. But those have the summer blocked out. (I made an exception last summer and let people pay to upgrade their ticket to include summer at their expense). And we've gone on a few weekends, sometimes on the way to other places--TMI camp, medical appointments etc. Right now we don't have any passes. Our Disney ones ran out at Thanksgiving. It's a 6 1/2 hour drive to Orlando so we don't use them as much as we'd like so decided not to get passes for a while. So the cruises are a bit of a novelty for us. Someday Rick and I will probably do one with just the two of us, but for right now, everyone is growing up so fast that I want to do this one together before anyone else leaves permanently.

Overall, spring break is going pretty well. There have been no real issues and everyone has been cooperating pretty well. The kids are getting along great when playing Wii and Just Dance or baking something. Jessica doesn't have classes on Th or Fri so she'll get to be here. She works closing tomorrow, but that gives her most of the day with us.


One Crowded House said...

I think that will be the hard part- the older the kids get, the less they are participating in the fun family activities. It just feels like something "isn't right" when one of them is missing!

Kathy C. said...

Yeah, it is kind of weird when the older ones are at work. Not really looking forward to them all heading out over the next couple of years. It will be really different just having the three "littles." And no extra drivers!