Friday, May 9, 2014

7 Quick Takes Friday (Vol. 25)
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I think we're going to need a bigger boat.
Right now, my house is overrun with ants.  Okay, overrun might be an exaggeration, but there are a lot of them, and if you know me, you know that bugs (and mice) are the one thing I just can't handle.  Cloth diapers?  Moldy, scary leftovers?  No problem.  But creepy crawlies, I just can't abide.  Yet I must, because the ants are willing.  They are just so numerous.  My nose is itching just writing this.  Let's move on.

On the recommendation of a friend, I am now reading Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrill.  I am enjoying it, and making good progress considering that it is 1000 pages long (literally).  The main thing impeding my progress is the sheer weight of the thing.  It is extremely unportable.  If ever there was a book to be read on the Kindle, this is it.  But I will persist.  And report back.

It is officially birthday party season.  Which is actually a weird thing to write, now that I see it typed out.  I mean, shouldn't children's birthdays be evenly spaced throughout the year?  And yet, we have three parties in the next two weekends.  Maybe it's just that Elijah is getting to the age where his friends have parties that he is invited to.  Either way, bring on the cake!

This week the city has taken on the admirable task of fixing the sidewalks around our house.  Not only will we now have a much smoother ride from our house to the park, there have been all kinds of construction vehicles visible from our front window this week.  The children are in heaven.  Isabel has added several new words to her vocab, most notably "big truck".

Speaking of the Iz, she continues to be stubborn in the area of walking, but has deigned to stand on her own for seconds at a time, particularly when she think no one is watching.  I almost caught her on video this morning, but alas, as soon as I turned the camera on, she decided she had some other, ahem, business to attend to.  Which, lucky for you, I did not film.  

Yesterday we got the exciting news of Elijah's acceptance at Mundo Verde PCS for next year.  Walking distance from the house and Spanish immersion?  ¡Qué perfecto!

Of course, as the song says, "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end," and we will be quite sad to say farewell to our friends at St. Jerome's come June.  The school has truly been a blessing to our family.  Somehow I imagine that we will still find ourselves in Hyattsville on a regular basis. 

Well, that's all she wrote.  Have a lovely week everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Tero now come in sealed packages (and I will place some in your soon to arrive care package). Makes them thirsty and then they head outside.

    Happy Mother's day to the mother of our beautiful Z man and Izzy.

    Thanks for the post: "phew, I needed that."