There were a few things in March that I forgot to mention in my last post- most notably the very important birthday of my very important Lovey! That’s right- Aaron turned 40 on March 13, and on March 14 we celebrated with many friends. I believe a good time was had by all- one was certainly had by us! And then we had an entire child-free week, my mom and dad had Aidan and Aleia stay the week so that Aaron and I could have a “vacation”- we didn’t actually go anywhere, and we did a heck of a lot of work that week- but being able to actually go out to eat at 8pm is a rare and exciting treat for us- even being awake at 8pm is sometimes rare! 😉 All in all I think Lovey had a very good birthday- it wasn’t Bora Bora, but hey- there’s always 45!
And now back to April- it’s really never NOT exciting around here, I am beginning to see. From our fun family escapades of April Fool’s jokes- Aidan’s cereal mysteriously turned BLUE! Why is the apple juice SOLID??! Who’s trapped in a toilet paper factory???- to a very busy visit to the new Please Touch Museum in Philly- the first day of April was quite lively over here!
Swimming lessons are going great- Aleia begins chanting SWMMING CLASS about 2 days before the actual lessons, and loves it- Aidan is practically swimming by himself both above & under water- so we’re much happier with these lessons than any they’ve had before.
Friday was First Friday in Doylestown, a night eagerly anticipated by Aidan every month. We stroll town – mainly the Busy Bee Toy shop- as all the stores are open late and usually have lots of special events. I adore the Booktenders Secret Garden Bookshop- if you have never been there you must go. The owner is very knowledgeable, and always has amazing guests- this month Aidan had his newest Titanic book signed by illustrator Robert Papp- in October Brian Lies was there to read & sign Bats in the Library- I can’t get enough books for my kids as it is, but to have them be read & then signed by the authors is so incredibly special to me!
Saturday the egg hunt went on- despite hurricane force winds- the hunt must go on! Fortunately my neighbor Sue had found an egg hunt that actually began indoors for the little ones, and outside for the older kids. It was perfect- eggs were scattered all about the gym floor for the 1-2 year olds, and Aleia’s mind immediately processed this as “mess on floor” and began methodically cleaning them up. She got more eggs than anyone there- 22 in all! That’s my baby! 😉 Aidan and Emily, his friend next door- ran about the church outside and managed to find a good amount of candy and eggs- real hard boiled eggs nonetheless! You don’t find them at many egg hunts anymore! We had a great time, and now Aleia is all prepared to clean up after the Easter bunny this Sunday.
Sunday was Chipper day- we finally broke down and rented a chipper to eliminate the ridiculous amount of fallen trees, branches and random debris and detritus lining our yard (I long for opportunities to use the word detritus). The day was perfect- sunny, and up about 30 degrees from the day before- and we had lots of help. Tim & Katrina came, and while the kids ran around skimming water bugs from our pond and depositing them into a sandbox full of water, the men chipped. It was quite the chipper- not quite as big as the man eating one from Fargo, but big enough. Keeping the kids away was easy- they didn’t WANT to go near that thing! We chipped pile after pile, then Dann & Amy came and we cleared out even more wood- we’ve lived here 11 years and have never cleared out the brush around our home this well! What a great start to Spring! I love it. Now to plant flowers….
Which would really be a good motto to start each day- just perhaps 6 hours or so later….
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