I wanted to post about all the fun (and some not so fun) adventures of the past week beginning with Sunday, 3/15. On Sunday, we got together with my parents, grandma, and my sister’s family to celebrate three March birthdays. It was a really fun day and we were all thankful that my nephew Nate asked for Grandpa’s famous smoked pork ribs for his dinner choice! Yummm! Mom got her favorite salad – the one with mandarin oranges, candied almonds, and avocados. I am not sure what Dad (Grandpa) got in recognition of his birthday as far as the meal was concerned so I had made him some orange chocolate chip cookies that were just for him. Dad loves all things orange flavored. 🙂
The cake was pretty funny because my sister had accidentally written the wrong date on the Costco cake order sheet and said she would be picking it up the next Saturday – ha – so they wrote the birthday message to everyone on a St. Patrick’s Day cake that was already made up. Too funny.
Here is a photo of the generations of girls – from my Grandma Helen, my Mom, I am missing (taking the photo – I am NEVER in pictures because I always have the camera!), Kelsey and the girls.
I love my Grandma! She is 91 – can you believe that? She not only looks great and is in good health for her age, but she is a sharp cookie as well. I am so blessed to have her living so close so my girls can spend time with her often.
On Monday, the girls had dentist appointments. They weren’t too thrilled about it and there was a lot of talk in the car about that dreaded flouride treatment and how they try to fool you about it by saying it will taste like something good. 🙂 They said Kira had a couple of very small cavities which she ended up getting filled on Tuesday. She was pretty good for that procedure and was lucky in that they were so small, they were able to do it without a shot of anesthetic so that was good. She told me she cried a very little bit because she was “worried”.
On Wednesday, we met some friends at the zoo. We had planned this date a few weeks ago so we were all pleasantly surprised and happy that the weather was perfect. It was sunny and not cold (you can’t really ask for warm right now!) and there was hardly anyone there. We had a great time. The girls enjoyed being together. They are all from India – Kalindi and Kira were good friends with one of the girls who just recently came home with her family. They have had fun renewing that friendship.
We also went out to a wonderful Indian buffet lunch which the girls really enjoyed and then shopped at an Indian grocery.
After that, we went to McDonalds and ordered a drink and the girls ran around on the play area while the other mom and I talked. It was a great day!
I love this picture of the girls reaching out to “touch” the sea lion swimming by. They are so beautiful and graceful in the water. I could sit there and watch them all day long.
One thing I am always struck by when I am at the zoo is God’s creativity and skill in creating all the various animals – and his occasional sense of humor! 🙂
On Thursday we had our monthly home school craft group. The girls have enjoyed this so much. We meet at my wonderfully creative and energetic friend Thelma’s house with four to five other families. There are 8 – 10 girls that come in the age range of four to 10. Kalindi is the oldest and was so happy when her new friend E came in November from Ethiopia. Kalindi enjoys having a friend her age.
The girls made brightly colored tissue paper flowers and they also planted seeds so that they can grow some flowers to plant at home.
Thelma made a special lunch of beef vegetable soup, PB & J sandwiches, meat and cheese rolls ups and home made rolls. She also made a special dessert of chocolate pudding, crushed oreo cookies and gummy worms to go along with her theme. It was pretty funny watching the girls dig for the worms. 🙂
That pretty much catches you up on our week. I was thankful for a Friday with nothing on the schedule – all except taking Kevin to the doctor today because his back was bothering him. He woke up on Thursday so bad that he could hardly walk. It was the same today so I took him in. The doctor thinks it is muscular – good news – so he is taking a muscle relaxant and Aleve for pain. Hopefully that will do the trick. He just stopped by to say he was going to lay down because he couldn’t keep his eyes open – the muscle relaxer is doing its thing! He hurt his back doing the dishes for me. It was pretty funny telling the doctor what happened and he told Kevin that he better not be doing that anymore!
Have a great weekend! Lori