Raise your hand if you think parenting is hard... Unanimous! Just as I suspected. (If you didn't raise your hand, you're obviously doing something wrong.) I've had a rough go at it the past month... evidenced by my lack of appearances anywhere in the blogosphere lately. I'd like to think that will change soon, but reality tells me it won't. Curse reality! May is jam-packed. Then summer begins. I'm hoping summer brings me a little more face-to-face time with my iMac. We'll play that one by ear.
We did in fact celebrate Easter with the rest of the world. The boys got some new shirts for church. Is anyone else as grateful as I am that H&M sells cute kids clothes on the cheap? Though I haven't had any luck finding church pants...which is why I made them last year. I failed to take any Easter pictures. After a lovely day at church, we celebrated with good friends and good food.
We also celebrated Cinco de Mayo in the usual fashion...with good friends and better food. I can say that. I hosted both parties and cooked both meals. I could seriously eat Mexican food every day of my life and never tire of it. I've decided Cinco de Mayo is my favorite holiday. You think that's a joke? Low stress, the BEST food, Mariachi music, fake mustaches. Honestly. How can you top that?
Well maybe Mother's Day tops it. But Cinco de Mayo is a very close second. Spencer and the boys (but mostly Spencer) pull off the best of Mother's Days. I'm looking forward to it. I could use a day off. Plus Spencer already gave me my gift. And it's a good one. I'm talking Banana Republic good. I guess that settles it. Mother's Day is the best holiday. No one gave me a new skirt for Cinco de Mayo.
Spencer and I celebrate 9 years of wedded bliss this coming Tuesday. Want to know how we're spending it? At the hospital for Grayden to have surgery. Romantic, huh? He has to have his adenoids removed and tubes put in his ears. Poor kid has been walking around with significant hearing loss in both ears for who knows how long...at least a year.
Has spring been unseasonably cold everywhere? Or is it just Ohio? There were a couple of days this week that the temperature never rose above the 40's. I seriously haven't even unpacked my summer clothes yet. I'm going to be in for a rude awakening in Arizona in a few weeks. To be honest, I don't mind this weather. I much prefer cold weather clothes. If it weren't for all the rain I'd be fine. The rain has got in they way of spring yard work and our yard is desperately seeking help.
I had a battle with poison ivy a couple weeks ago. The poison ivy won. I've got it before (it grows rampant out here) but never this bad. Two weeks later and I'm still itching like crazy.
We're getting our family pictures taken next week. It's only been four and a half years since our last picture, but we decided to go for it anyway. Any suggestions for locations? Or clothes? Local friends...I need your input...what do I wear that makes me look 20 pounds lighter? RUDE! But you're right, that's impossible. Long distance friends...you'll only see the pictures if I come out looking 20 pounds lighter. Or if my hair looks really good that day.
Does this count for a month worth of missed blog posts? Cause this might be it for a while. (Thanks to Spencer being on a camp out.) And when he gets home tomorrow evening, I'm going out alone. Bra shopping. Your welcome.