Nathan helped a coworker move. He took Ethan along to help and they were gone all morning.
This afternoon I took a nap and Nathan took the big kids to the library to find a movie to watch. So, tonight’s movie was Return to Witch Mountain. The classic from when we were kids.
And then after the kids were in bed, Nathan made an elaborate spreadsheet to figure out our financial situation in regard to our housing. It included our loan ammortization schedule and a lot of other things that could be plugged in to model different scenarios. It was awesome! I’m a huge fan of spreadsheets.
Nathan had his chiropractor appointment this evening. It was just a preliminary visit. They did x-rays. He will go back on Monday to go over what they saw. Nathan is also considering getting tested for Lyme Disease as well. Because of the way it presented in January, Nathan didn’t really consider getting that test, but now he’s wondering if maybe he should. We’ll see what happens with that.
The kids and I went and played at a friends’ house this morning. The weather was great for the kids to play in the backyard. The moms got to stay inside and chat uninterrupted for the most part.
We got paid today. I finished the budget for the month and transferred money to our savings. That’s a good feeling!
That’s how long it has been since Nathan has been able to use the left side of his face. Please keep praying for healing. The doctors have nothing to suggest. Just wait and see. Tomorrow, Nathan has an appointment with a chiropractor. We’re hoping that he is able to offer some help/hope.
I woke up at 5:30 this morning and decided what I wanted for Mother’s Day. I waited a bit before telling Nathan my plan (he was sleeping). He considered it for a minute while thinking through whether or not we could do it and then agreed!
We were off to Hobby Lobby by 9:00 this morning for our supplies. By noon my Mother’s Day project was complete!
We reupholstered the dining room chairs and it ended up being fun and not too hard. The one issue we had was that one of the chairs had screw holes that only fit with one of the cushions and we didn’t discover that right away. I wish I had taken “before” pictures, but I didn’t and the fabric is in the dumpster now. It was wearing thin in some places and stained beyond repair. I’m so happy with how it turned out.
Audrey lost one of her top front teeth last night. It had been really loose and then it had an unfortunate run-in with Ethan while Ethan and Audrey were playing. The tooth fairy remembered to show up (thankfully!), but Audrey wasn’t impressed that she got coins instead of a dollar bill. It took a bit of convincing (and adding a dime or so while she wasn’t really paying attention) to get her to believe that she wasn’t getting ripped off.
The kids had their AWANA awards ceremony tonight. This was the first time we’ve had all three kids in AWANA. Our Wednesdays were really busy, but the kids loved doing AWANA. Tonight they were rewarded for their hard work. Watching Isaac walk up on the stage with his class and get his little bear and try to find us in the crowd reminded me of Ethan’s first year with AWANA. I was on bedrest for the award ceremony, but Nathan recorded it for me. He stood up there trying to be brave, but feeling a little scared.
This is Ethan from 4 years ago:
It sure is true that the days are long, but the years are short.
Nathan is the best story teller. The kids love his imaginative and exciting stories at night. Now they have started telling their own stories. Nathan bought story dice to give them prompts and they love it!
First of all, I must give this PSA to all interested parties: Sparkly Green Earrings by Melanie Shankle is free TODAY as a digital download on Amazon. I bought it and have already read half of it and it had me laughing and crying. Even Nathan liked it. So, if it’s not too late when you read this to go and get it on Amazon, you should get it.
Today is May 5th. That means it’s everyone’s birthday today. Maybe not everyone, but I have a friend that I’ve known for 30 years (what? I am NOT that old!) that has a birthday today. I also have an uncle whose birthday is today. My friend Liz’s uncle celebrated his birthday today and so does one of her sons.
Being that it’s the beginning of May, it seems that there are only 3 weeks until our pool opens. I’m putting myself in diet and exercise boot camp. Maybe looking at the pool every day will help motivate me. I’ve lost a couple pounds in the last two weeks.
We spent some time outside tonight.
14 school days left! I think I can. I think I can. I think I can.