I have fallen back into my old habits on maintaining the blog, but have actually been thinking about writing a little in here. My PC is horribly slow, so I try not to do too much on it and that keeps me from updating as often as I’d like. Kan keeps talking me out of buying a new PC or laptop. I think some of my cheapness is rubbing off on him.
We had a great Easter. I am not religious but will sometimes do Easter baskets if the fancy strikes me. I made a stuffed pork loin that turned out really well. It was stuffed with spinach, goat, and feta cheese. I also encased it in a mustard sauce with some bread crumbs on top of that. It was pretty tasty even though it frustrated the mess out of me and I was about to give up on it since one part of the freaking thing wouldn’t get all the way cooked. On the candy front, Elle was going on and on about her Easter basket that she got from daycare and so I decided to make baskets this year.
Elle with her Easter bunny and bracelets
Elle making her bracelets anklettes.
Ky excited about Easter candy
Enjoying cartoons and some Easter baskets
Mother’s Day has also come and gone. We didn’t do anything special. Kan fixed the dishwasher (finally!) for me and I was VERY grateful. He did a wonderful job. I had been dealing with eczema on my hands for a month or so and it has been great to not deal with itchy hands for a while, as my eczema only acts up when I wash dishes. And regardless what anyone may think, itchy hands is not a good enough excuse to make your husband willingly, continuously wash dishes on a daily basis, but they are good enough to inspire him to go ahead and fix the dishwasher.
I took some pics of the kids for my mom and mother in law for Mother’s Day.
Elle with Benjamin Franklin Bear
My handsome, debonair dude
My attempts at getting them to look at me
The finished product
In the pictures I had taken down Elle’s braids to make her hair curly. She loved the braids before we took them down.
Right after I got through
Showing me her Snappis (little barrettes on the end of the braids)
A back view, I’m getting really good at upside down braiding
Kan has been in a handy mood over the past couple of months. He bought some sod on a whim one weeked and laid it down himself with the help of Ky and our little cousin Brandon. They did a great job and we now have the best grass on the street. It has been scorching hot though the past month so now we have some brown spots. Hopefully they will be cured by more frequent watering.
Kan with the roto-tiller
With a heavy load
Laying down the green carpet
The little helpers
We went to the Fernbank Museum this past weekend. Brandon and Zion, our little cousins, came along. We had a great time. I didn’t get any pics because I forgot my camera. I was impressed that Elle didn’t throw nearly as many mini-trantrums (as I call them since she still is not to the tantrum level that Ky was at her age, thankfully) as I thought she would. There was a special exhibit about Mythical Creatures and Elle was not fond of the big dragon statue they had and refused to walk around it. I had to cover her eyes and carry her, but after that all was well.