Tuesday, April 10, 2007

I <3 Spring Break

What a great week!

We started out on Sunday with our church Easter Egg hunt. Both Monday and Friday were both spent doing whole-family domestic activities like grocery shopping and paint-sample collecting.

And to top it all off Jay and I each got time both alone at home and out and about with the wee one. Yes, you read that correctly. I got time alone at home. A whole morning, in fact. I hardly knew what to do with myself. I napped, I laundered, I straightened up the house, I sat and did nothing. Meanwhile, Joshua and Jay were a few towns over checking out the livestock on sale at the flea market. Thankfully they didn't bring anything home with them.

Wednesday Joshua and I spent the morning at the park with friends. Joshua's scab quota was running low so he needed to collect a few. First he bit in on the asphalt in the parking lot. Then he fell up some stairs and got a nice scratch under his chin. And for his grand finale he executed a perfect no-hands somersault down two stairs and landed on his back. It was so pretty he looked like he planned it. That afternoon, to honor my superb mothering skills, I got a pedicure and eyebrow wax. Oh yes I did. Just in time for cold weather so I can't even show off my pretty orange toes in sandals.

Thursday Joshua and I went to playgroup and out for lunch while Jay worked on taxes. I had my 24-week appointment that afternoon and didn't even get yelled at by the doctor for gaining eleven pounds in the last month! Jay and Joshua dropped me off at the doctor and then picked me up when my appointment was over. We went out for quick dinner before I had to be at church to serve Communion for the Tenebrae service. At dinner it dawned on me that although it had been nice to be chauffered around for the afternoon, once Jay dropped me off at church I had no way to get home. (Joshua would be in bed long before I was ready to come home). When I had to ask some friends for a ride home I felt like I was back in junior high arranging a trip to the mall ("My mom will drop off if yours will pick up!")

Saturday brought both my dad and Jereme for Easter. This was a small crowd for us. For the past six years we've hosted a big Easter dinner at our house for Jay's lab mates (and Jereme, who has yet to miss an Easter dinner even though we now live 500 miles apart), so this was a little different but fantastic nonetheless. Sunday we celebrated Easter by going to church (I actually went to the nursery. Joshua's got a little case of separation anxiety. He can happily play for long stretches at a time but if he looks up and I'm not there he melts), taking naps, watching golf, and eating a great meal of lamb chops, squash, broccoli salad, green bean casserole, and pecan pie (Did I mention that Jay made an apple pie for Saturday dinner, too?)
Monday after Jereme left we went to the home of some friends who have two new additions to their family. We even got to bottlefeed them.
Jay went back to work today. The transition wasn't as tough as I thought but we sure missed having him at home.

9 comments:

TLS said...

Glad you had a good spring break!

anna said...

yeah yeah and double yeah
They are tooo cute!!! David will be estactic that you have goats now. Jesse will be green.
You look so thrilled.

Mary Beth said...

No, no. They're not ours. They belong to friends of ours who have graciously let us be part of their farm life. But Dee, the short-eared one, will be my friend for life.

Personally, I'm just not ready for my own yet. Babies, yes. Goats, no.

anna said...

ack, I totally misread. That's why one should not blog while on drugs.
That's even cooler. You get to feed, pet, and have fun and they get to clean up after them.

martha said...

I wanna goat! I want to name her Maybonne and I want her to chew on my ear! Now!

Kat E said...

Right before we moved out here, I seriously spent some time looking up info on goats. I was surprised to find that they can be housebroken. But honestly, I have enough creatures to clean up after as it is... I am jealous you have some nearby to visit though.

anna said...

This reminds me of my Llama at the library story. Needless to say a llama at a library with a bunch of 3 year olds screeching does not remember that it's housebroken. I still wonder if that story time room smells like llama waste.

Jenny said...

Borrowed animals are the best. Mark is looking forward to the weather getting better so we can go see Auntie Mel when she's working at the conner barn at our beloved Conner Prairie (www.connerprairie.org), where there will be constant baby animals all year now. :) Lambs, calves, chicks, ... Mark is sooo excited...

Sarah said...

But borrowing annimals can be very dangerous. We looked after some gerbils for friends while they were away and they were so annoying - always scrabbling on their cage and disturbing me when I was trying to watch E.R. But when they were gone, I missed them, and lo and behold, we have two gerbils of our own, who I love very much.