Thursday, May 14, 2015

Mother's Day.

My biggest priority on Mother's Day is always, always getting in the picture. I maybe get in one shot a month all year long, so I figure Mother's Day is my May photo op! I make sure to leave that camera close by before I go to bed on Saturday night so that my loving husband can snap a few after he brings me breakfast in bed. He really does. Every year. I am so lucky.

And I leave it out so that when I get together with my own mom later that day, I get a picture of she and I together too!

I did take one photo myself on Mother's Day, because we woke up to find that three of the four robin eggs had hatched overnight, just as Alla predicted. I wish I could just cut away those deck boards for a better view! Happy Mother's Day, Mama Robin!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Ten on Tuesday.

1. I had quite a nice Mother's Day that began with breakfast in bed. Any day that starts like that is going to be a good one. Thank you family!

2. We woke up on Mother's Day to find that Mama Robin had three (of four) babies! Yesterday the fourth hatched, and now it should be about two weeks til they start hopping out of the nest.

3. Two weeks too long for Ron, who is waiting so patiently for these robins to do their thing so he can re-deck our deck.

4. The next two weeks at school are the busiest of the year, as in every evening I will congratulate myself if we get to all events on time, have some semblance of a healthy meal eaten mostly together, and return home with all members of our family.

5. We are, however, in our very last full week of the school year, a fact I had to double check when a teacher said it, but, yes, it's true, the rest of the weeks all have only four school days in them. Holy Bagumba!

6. Fisher goes to the doctor for a re-check on his broken pinky tomorrow. Fingers crossed everyone, because it is really hard to be seven and decked out in your baseball uniform and have to sit on the bench.

7. I heard we lost The Mindy Project, but in fantastic fall TV news, The Muppets! The Muppets!

8. Because of #4, reading has slowed down a bit, however I did finish the book the kids and I were reading (A Year Down Yonder), plus my own book (The Honest Truth), and on Sunday I read Roller Girl. So, finished two and enjoyed a graphic novel. Very satisfying.

9. I had to return Echo, however, because my slowed-down reading pace couldn't get it finished before it was due. Instead, I'm starting All the Light We Cannot See, which has been sitting on my nightstand since my birthday. Treasure!

10. And with that I'm off for a short run, volunteering in Fisher's class, picking them up at separate times, trying to do some of the things in #4, and heading off to Reading Hall of Fame ceremonies tonight!

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Ten on Tuesday.

1. We got through Annie weekend, and Alla did beautifully. She had fun, she shined.

2. The official photographer wanted to get through all of the pictures by today, but sadly that looks unlikely.

3. Tonight we're back at it with the National Anthem at the Twins game!

4. Due to this singing, we will not be fiesta-ing tonight, but perhaps we can make it up on the weekend.

5. I am reading The Honest Truth.

6. I am reading A Year Down Yonder to the kids.

7. With Ron off doing Air Force Academy duties last night, the kids and I went out after dinner for a lovely spring walk. Goodness the blossoms have the air everywhere smelling so sweet!

8. We had Asian Meatballs last night, thanks to my friend Jennifer, and they were divine.

9. Last week we made Quick + Easy Lentil Quesadillas, and I'm so glad I froze half of the filling so we can pull that deliciousness out in a week or so.

10. There are four beautiful eggs in our robin's nest and we are thinking that baby number one make make his or her debut on Mother's Day!