Today was such a glorious day - it totally energized me. I was on my hands and knees scrubbing the kitchen floor tiles (can you say GRIMY!), I mowed, fertilized, and reseeded-some-more the lawns, put away all of the laundry, and even pressed the self-clean button on the oven. Amazing what some sunshine and a good mood can do for productivity.
I'm pleased to report that I feel like we have Brayden back - Hallelujiah. Of course, he heads back to school tomorrow, so I'm sure the sourness will be back to some extent. We've taught him this spring break that pestering Mikayla is a form of bullying and will not be tolerated - that reminder seems to be helping. Today, they grabbed some tennis rackets, went into the nearby cul-de-sac and played bounce-tennis together. A beautiful thing...... Mikayla, this spring break, has demonstrated that every toy we've ever bought for her has been worth its money. She has pulled out every box and bin - from Stablemates, to Little Ponies, to Barbies, to Playmobile, to Polly Pockets. Brayden has never been much of a "toy-player" so this sort of thing is very rewarding to me. (Not to mention makes me feel a lot better about buying her these things!). I love the imagination and creativity - particularly as much of the time it involved Ellie.
And speaking of, we ended up spending a full seven days with that Schilling crew. Loved it, loved it, loved it - despite the - fact that my living room looked like this for the second half of the week..... (Gotta say, so far, I am NOT impressed with this new camera - glad John has a super-awesome one, so this one doesn't need to be used all that much)
Glad I took a picture, however, of this living room arrangement - as we'll have the three cousins this next weekend too as Michele and Michael will be taking off to help with a high school church retreat.
Here's to an April full of gorgeous days like today!