April 17th: Kivi cashed in 20 special helper rockets to go on a date with Dada. He bought her new boots, not thrift store boots, brand spankin' new ones! They went out to The Great Cuisine of India for dinner too!
April 20th: A trip to the hospital to meet the Norquist's new baby, Nicholas, with Shari before heading off to Lake City's Women's Retreat for the weekend!
April 23rd: Babies and blankies
Jasper cashes in his 20 special helper rockets to go on a date with Dada to get his hair cut and styled. He also got some blue gel and had dinner at Red Robin and mud pie!
April 24th: Experiment Day for Science Week!
April 24th and almost everyday after that: Gardening!!! I'm in love with our garden beds, and it finally got warm enough to plant some vegetables in them.
Opie helped me make a pathway through the flower garden below the vegetable garden.
April 25th: List of things Eben has broken in the last couple of months grows: Dishwasher (by falling over it backward), shower curtain rod (by hanging on it), two glasses, his door (by rolling off of a huge ball. His knee went through it.), the dishwasher (by falling over it while walking backward- again!!), a gravy boat, two plates, and this; Peter's huge glass container with coins he started collecting in 1999 for our "honeymoon fund".
Pella gets added to the family tree!
April 26th-28th: Peter and I went to our first homeschool conference. The kids stayed with Auntie Tonya and Uncle Chris and Grandma and Grandpa while we went alone! It was quite a learning experience and very encouraging.
April Art Wall in the dining/homeschool room:
May 1st: Eben cashes in 11 special helper rockets because Dada wanted him to get a haircut. He got red gel and an ice cream sundae with Mama.
Dada's Anniversary present: a new drill, which he promptly used to hang the guitars in the dining/homeschool room.
Fragrant lilac flowers Dada picked for Mama, which she put all over the house. These ones are in the kitchen.