Just gonna yap about a few things that have been going on. First off, the Lone Ranger birthday party went good. My son was very surprised (to the point of visibly shaking, rofl) when everyone jumped out to yell surprise when he rounded the corner of the kitchen. Priceless.
Our next celebration was Resurrection Sunday. Does anyone else out there have issues with everything going haywire on a Sunday??? I stayed up til nearly 1:00 am working on crafts for Sunday School. When my husband ran the church van through the trailer park, he found out another church ran their van through first and got all the kids. Broke my heart! Those kids have been coming with us since between November and January. Love them! Still had 6 kids in my class, though, but my heart was missing the others - some that are so rowdy you'd think I'd enjoy the break. LOL
After receiving that phone call from hubby, right as we are rushing out the door (late), I notice oldest daughter's button is missing from her sweater. Nooooo!!! Thankfully, she found it. I grabbed needle, thread, and scissors, and we headed out the door. I showed up for Sunday School 5 minutes late. We are a small little family at church now. There was only one other family and Disabled Man there for Sunday School, so they were all gracious enough to give me 5 more minutes to snap a couple pics of my kids. Sweater button was still missing at this point.
I loved these dresses! I ordered them online back in January for like $13 each!!! If you ever shop The Children's Place, they have good sales AND you can google "children's place coupon codes" and get anywhere from an extra 25% to 40% off. I had 40% off that day. Awesome! We already owned the sweaters from last year. Got little man's suit at Ross for $11, and it's Dockers!!! It came with an orange shirt, which I loved, but it didn't match. So I bought another shirt at Walmart that would blend with the girls' dresses.
I would like to have gotten a picture without squinty eyes and with full smiles, but I didn't press my luck since I was holding church up 10 minutes already. Ughhhh.
I had all this stuff ready to make Ressurrection Buns. Google it if you don't know. They're so neat! Since several of the kids didn't come, my husband decided even adults would come to my class and participate that morning. LOL It was odd, but fun! Had to use the church's oven for the first time ever (we rent the building, and it's not large enough for indoor fellowships), and IT STUNK HORRIBLY!!!! It was awful but hilarious. We had visitors come to church that morning, and we had to apologize and explain the smell. Oh my!!
I had a really good eating day on Saturday, until I celebrated a good eating day by having dessert that night. Eesh. A friend recently text me the same thing, so at least I'm not alone! Sunday, I made traditional ham, mashed potatoes, rolls, and green beans for an Easter meal.
Sunday night, I laid out my walking clothes. But when I woke up, I decided I'd better try it all on before attempting to put it on at 6:30 am, and went back to sleep. LOL Y'all, I just hate mornings!!! I've said it before. I want to love mornings. I just don't. :( I can stay up until 2:00 am and feel just as good as gold. Put me in bed by 11:00 pm and get me up at 6 or 7 in the morning, and I'm a total crab. I still do it now, but I hate it! Ha
I told my husband how pathetic my excuse was. So when he got home that evening, we all went to the ballpark and walked together. We only walked two laps. We needed another half lap to make a mile, but I really wanted to start off slow anyway. Then we sat and watched some teams play baseball and softball. It started raining, and we just sat there for a good while in the rain. It was nice.
So last night, I actually tried on my exercise clothes. I had bought a couple new tops because I knew my old ones would no longer fit. I don't fit into the skirt I used to walk in, so I had to brainstorm. I decided to wear my swim skirt to walk in. It's cute, and it looks like a spandex material. It's actually stretchy Lycra. So now I know I have clothes to walk. But it was supposed to rain this morning, and it did, so I didn't plan on walking. Maybe we will all go as a family again this evening. :) I like doing that, but as far as exercising I prefer to go alone. Hard to walk much with little ones stopping in front of you and making you trip up. LOL But it's nice to slow down and walk and talk with hubby. Raising kids, you really don't get much time to talk to each other anymore. My ankle isn't hurting at all today after walking yesterday, and that's a good sign for me.
As far as eating, I'm failing as usual. However, I have tried to get in Trim Healthy Mama breakfasts. I will step up to plan-approved suppers next. Lunch always has and will be, apparently, my hardest meal to come up with. Right now, though, any victory is a victory. If I can have a healthy breakfast and supper, I can learn to work on lunch. You have to start somewhere.
Well, off here to do more schooling with the kids. I've spent too much time here already, but the kids are enjoying the playtime. Hope you are all doing well!