What Time Does The Sun Come Up?

We are dragging around here. Well, those of us in the adult age group. LLSS is full of wonderful, happy energy. So much so that she wants to get up earlier with each passing morning. Mike and I try to ignore her until at least five thirty, but that is getting harder and harder to do. Our daylight hours are rapidly increasing, so now she is going to bed when it is light and waking up when it is light. If this early waking trend continues, I am really not looking forward to June when she could be getting up at dawn (3 am) and trying to stay up until dusk (11 pm). You might soon be able to locate our house by the glare from the aluminum foil covered windows.

What do you get when you combine one mama, forty one insubordinate third graders, and no naps?

A rough day...

For both of us. There's really nothing more soothing than cuddling together on the couch and taking a quick nap before dinner.

On Friday night we made up for our early-to-bed Thursday by playing an invigorating game of Destroy Mom and Dad's Bed. The rules involve a series of jumps, screeches, laughs, climbs, and whatever new skill Little Lovey Sweet Sweet has developed over the week. For now, the most damage it does is to my eardrums, with all those high-pitched squeals of delight.

Here's LLSS, getting ready for more fun times on the bed. Apparently her pajama top was just too restricting.


Sweets for the Sweet

We have been a very busy household. I started teaching again last week. It really isn't too much extra work on my part, just less time to spend with the baby which is sad. She's spends her days with Gee Gee, whom she dearly loves. She spends her nights reminding me that I wasn't there during the day (sobbing at bedtime, waking several times at night, etc.). Not only am I gone, but Mike started going on four day work trips, so she is without him as well. Thank God for Gee Gee. We'd be in a world of hurt without her!

Here is a special little message I added to Little Lovey Sweet Sweet's Easter candy.

Here is LLSS in her Easter get-up. That blueberry stain came out like a dream with some Shout, the kind with the little brush at the top. I'll never buy anything else. This is the face we got when we prompted her to smile. At least she understood she should do something with her mouth, and it did get some good laughs from Dad!

LLSS, enjoy a trip to the beach with Gee Gee. She's sporting her new vest from Grandma Carol and Grandpa Bob. We're not sure if she is totally into it, but Gee Gee and I are so she gets to wear it a lot!

The artesean well. We haven't been here in a long time. It must be beer making time in the trailer! Here is LLSS trying to add a bit more flavor to the brew by filtering the water through her mitten.