|Coloring Easter eggs|
Spring break also kept us busy, thankfully. I always worry about two weeks off with my daughter. These days I hear, "I'm bored!" way too often. Week number one we visited my parents. My mom can really keep us busy. She comes up with all sorts of things to do or will go along with whatever I plan. We went shopping, had dinner at my favorite hometown restaurant, invited my niece and nephew to a sleepover, got to see some of my aunts, and even squeezed in some genealogy research at the library. The second week it was just me and my daughter (my husband was still on 14-15 hour days). Her two neighborhood friends were gone and the first day I heard, "I'm bored!". So we filled the week by seeing the movie "Home", taking a trip to the Indianapolis Zoo, doing more shopping, creating some arts and crafts, coloring Easter eggs, and making Easter sugar cookies. Now that she is older it is much easier to keep her occupied and we have more options for fun.
I am overjoyed to finally have a new computer. I can't describe the feeling of being able to do more than one thing at a time! Our old computer was about 9 years old and would freak out on me if I required to much...like opening a webpage! Ha ha. Now I can start on a redesign of my blog. I am not sure yet if I will simply redesign or switch to WordPress altogether. I am teaching myself Windows 8.1 as well as new design techniques so bear with me. I used to do well navigating around computers but technology changes fast and I am trying to keep up. Some days I feel my daughter knows more than me about computers. Then again, I think my parents probably felt the same way when home computers came around. Ooops...did I just show my age? My birthday is in 2 1/2 weeks and as my daughter says to me, "why are you so old?". Sigh.
|This is the end result of buying an 8 year old face paint. She did it herself! Unfortunately, she could not get my dad to let her do his face.|
|Our speckled Easter eggs|
|On the carousel at the zoo|
|Butterfly exhibit at the conservatory next to the zoo|
|Seeing the polar bear- although he wasn't too active that day|
|First Communion day finally upon us|
|My girl isn't so little anymore and it is incredibly bittersweet|