Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Spring has Sprung


On Sunday, April 17, 2011 Mack turned 34 months old.
2 more months until his 3rd birthday.
(Which means 2 more months (less a day) until my 30th. Silently.freaking.out)


On Friday I walked to pick up the boys from daycare (joined by my mom & Bosco)


It happened to be a nice spring day. I'm trying to get out and walk as much as possible now that the weather is nicer. The walk on the way there was easy, but on the way home, adding in an almost 30 lb Mackenzie into the double stroller, was quite the workout. I was beat upon returning home.


On Saturday we did a bit of gardening in the house, we planted our seeds for our vegetable garden. Both boys helped, and Sean was really into it. I can't wait to actually plant everything outside. We planted different kinds of cucumbers, zucchini, tomatoes, red & green peppers, lettuces, spaghetti squash, you name it. I can smell the fresh vegetables already.


Last night we had Jamie's side of the family over for Passover for the first Seder. I believe this is my 2nd time doing a seder at our house (maybe 3rd, but I think just 2nd). It's a LOT of work. I did a lot of prep work on Sunday (as well as some of the cooking beforehand over the last few weeks) and then didn't sit down for one second from the time I got up yesterday (early too) until our guests left after 10 pm last night.(11,503 steps walked today - which is considered very active, thank you pedometer!) Then we had to get the kids to bed, then there was a freak-out over a missing Brobee - whom was later found under the couch in the playroom after Mack finally fell asleep without him - which I then snuck into his room and placed Brobee on his pillow so he'd be there in the morning for him. So I didn't get to bed until about midnight last night. Oh what a day. Thankfully Passover is just once a year. And luckily we just just fit all 17 of us (18 with Quentin) at the tables (I picked up 2 extra folding tables, which are handy to own). The kids had a fantastic time with their cousin (who is 5 months younger than Mack almost to the day) who came in from Ottawa. It was nice to see family, but what a mess there is to clean up now (slowly been doing dishwasher loads and hand washing my fine china). Tonight, the seder is at my parent's house, and I will get to sit back and enjoy myself this time. Quentin didn't want anyone but me last night (and I was serving all night) so I'm going to assume he's going to cling to me tonight too.

Happy Passover to those of you whom celebrate.

Today's Link & Other Love:
- These teacher appreciation ideas.
- Knitting your own nuptials and other souvenirs.
- This cute shirt idea for boys.
- Losing 24.4 lbs since January 1st.
- These adorable knit legwarmers.
- My new neighbors whom I finally got to meet have a daughter 10 days younger than Quentin. It's nice to have new friends within feet.
- This photo scavenger hunt idea for kids.


sapphireblue said...

My baby is in cling to me mode too. Makes getting anything done very difficult (impossible).

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dawn said...

Looks like you got a good start on your garden! Happy Passover...wow what a busy day you had!

Threadless said...

Happy Passover! Sounds like a lot of work but a lovely time. :)

Can you email me your pedometer type? I broke my favorite one when trying to swap the battery out and I haven't found another like it since.

wickedstitches said...

Happy Passover! 2 months shy of your 30th? hey no worries, I can attest to that and even 40 now! We are like fine wine my dear. The kids and you look healthy and happy, too.

Bea said...

So fun that the boys are into the gardening! Can't wait to watch your garden grow again.

Tara said...

Having 17 people over IS lots of work! Hope you had a good Passover and that you were able to relax afterwards :) ps: Yay for gardening!

g-girl said...

everybody is getting so big now that we don't get to see them daily! whew, you made it through hosting another seder, congrats! :) oh please, your 30th is going to be awesome. yes, it's scary at first but you'll love it!