Sunday, May 10, 2015
The peas are giant and we just got the tomatoes and peppers in. This year we added a Rosemary bush and I hope that it will bless the land of Spencer View long after we leave.
After all that work Rocky had to recoup by listening to some tunes and basking in the rays of the sun. A neighbor asked me if she was okay because she was kind of being sulky. My response was that she thinks she is a teenager. Now that she has her iPod shuffle she is really pulling off the ruse. I try and remind her that she is 7 but like a typical teenager she just rolls her eyes. She plays the part well for 20 minutes or so and then she gets restless and will go back to playing with the kids. I guess you have to work yourself into it.
Rocky participated in the Fiesta at her school. This year they performed the Kalinka Malinka which is apparently a traditional Russian dance. On the way there she told me that she had seen all the other classes dance and that her class was the very best. I admired her confidence but was sure that every kid felt the same way. Nope, we watched the whole thing and her dance really was the best. The whole school seemed to know it and the crowd was going wild. All the dances were cute but Maestra Field's class stole the show. I feel bad for Rocky that she is having all these great moments at such an early age. First after the Vitamix she hit the plateau for Christmas, then she had probably the best soccer coach she will ever have, and now she has hit Buena Vista fame and she is only in first grade. What is she going to do with the rest of her life?
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Daisy played on the kinder team, Thunder. She did a good job running after the ball. As soon as she got close to it she would stop and take a few steps back just so she wouldn't accidentally touch it. She was really proud of herself so Brandon and I didn't feel too bad about how hard we laughed every time she would run away from the action. She was fun to watch because even though she wouldn't ever touch the ball she was still completely focused on the game. She was right there with the other girls playing as hard as she could.
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I see amazing birthday cakes that moms make for their kids on Pinterest all the time. I have made a few in my day but the thing I have learned is that birthday cakes take a lot of effort and mine usually end up looking like they were made by a child. The obvious solution came to me and now my kids make their own cakes. They love doing it and I don't have to make up excuses on why they are lopsided.
The obvious exception to the cake making rule is Rosy. She is no longer allowed to be within 4 feet of any kind of food preparing process. When I look at her face in this picture I almost feel bad...almost. I will just say that she worked hard to earn her banishment. Maybe we will try again in a few months when she turns 3, but for the time being, the outskirts is where she will stay.
They sprang, bounced, and popped over a giant room full of trampolines. They flipped and dipped into the foam pits and in a hilarious moment that I will forever regret not video recording they played some dodge-ball with their dad. Due to my condition I had to watch from the sidelines but because I was there just to witness it was easy to see that my birthday girl was in heaven.
There was just enough time for cake and then they headed for bed.
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Rocky brought this note home for our baby. It will probably be awhile until he can read it but it gave me a laugh.
To: Isaac From: Rocky
I love you Isaac. Just so you know don't kick mom's tummy.
To: Mom - Mom hang in there okay.
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On the better side I have also eaten a lot of avacadoes which the internet says is a super food and you can always trust nutrition advice that comes through Pinterest. I have also gotten addicted to Dave's Killer Bread made into grilled cheese sandwiches. Brandon just rolls his eyes when I start pulling out the cheese for my morning hit.
As far as the rest of the pregnancy has gone I will just say that everything has been harder. I am not sure if it is because I am older or because this one is a boy, but I have been more sick, more tired, and my body creaks like an 80-year-old rocking chair. The good news is that since this is number 4 the stretch marks have already been a part of my body and that Rocky and Daisy will sit with me and feel the baby move. I think that is one of the most interesting things about pregnancy and I love to have my little buddies to share it with.
This photo was taken clear back before Easter so I am even bigger now. I would estimate that the belly is about 1/4 baby and the rest is cream filling.
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