1. This dude ...
|"Yeah, I'm two and a half and that's a nuk. Try to take it away and I'll cut you."|
... got pinkeye. This manifested first as swollen eyes that I diagnosed as allergies and treated with Benadryl. Then sweet baby boy woke up crying during the last ten minutes of Safe Haven starring Josh Duhamel, which dictated I pause the movie to check on the kid, discover the telltale eye goo, and dose him with the
Normally pinkeye would not affect this blog in the slightest except that Friday morning is prime "finish writing so I can post" time, but Ezra was committed to using my time otherwise. Ezra's plans included Mama "sleeping" in his bed while he spent the next hour and a half kicking her in the arm pits.
Mama: Dude. That's enough. Go to sleep.
Ezra: *giggle* No, no, Mama.
It was an awesome night that did not include much sleep. I chose to sleep in rather than blather away incoherently here. You're welcome.
2. This girl ...
|Me and Cassie. She has handcuffs and a gun. Plus she was totally recognized for her squad car driving skillz.|
... is now fully 5-0. My baby sister graduated from the Police Academy! So what I'm saying is that you shouldn't mess with me. Because I know people that could mess your shizz up
Cassie's graduation ceremony was Friday night, and my mom hosted a party for her on Saturday. My brother Steve came in from Chicago for the weekend and he brought his lady Natalia (who is awesome and brought all the kiddos presents from her recent work travels to India and Dubai). I ate waaaaay too much pizza and one
|Me, Brian, Steve, Natalia, Cassie and her husband Andy|
3. Mother's Day ...
|I'm a mom. That's why I am grocery shopping at 6:00 a.m. on Mother's Day.|
... totally happened. I did not sleep in or get breakfast in bed which is tradition at our house (although I totally bought myself Tim Horton's so don't worry, the tummy was taken care of) but I did get some sweet cards with a lot of homemade coupons (including one for a bike tune-up = score!) so I made out okay. The best part of Mother's Day was that after church we got in the car and drove to OHIO. (Awww yeah.) Why Ohio? Because that's the home of Kalahari Water Park.
We spent two days frolicking in the water. Ezra and Esther loved the baby pool and the wave pool and Eve and Hosanna loved the many slides. I loved the Lazy River because I'm a thrill seeker like that. I will write more about Kalahari later because I have seen too many awesome things to sum up in a little blurb right now. (Just try to imagine the tattoos I've been exposed to this week.)
Sorry I've been MIA, but it's back to normal life from here on out. I'll see you Friday!