Monday, April 7, 2008

Catch Up

I have been very neglectful of this blog. I know that you all have been wondering and wondering what I have ben doing. So, I will try to catch you all up on what has been happening to me. After the Mississippi trip the following Wednesday was the start of Laurel's musical. This year they performed 'Fiddler on the Roof' and it was a tremendous success as usual. I am always amazed at how professional the sets, staging, pit orchestra and choreography are. They are so much better than the typical high school productions.

For Easter we went up to Girard to celebrate with my parents. This is a tradition but this year was very different than usual. Normally we have a huge gathering at my Grandmother's house with lots of aunts, uncles and cousins. This year since Easter was so early my grandmother stayed in California and our celebration was just my family and my parents. We dyed eggs, went to church, hunted eggs (actually I'm the hider) and had a great meal. It was a very nice visit.

Monday was Leah's eighth birthday and we had a small family party and then had the friend party on Saturday. I normally kind of dread children's parties but this one turned out really great. We chose to do a craft that involved a lot of tiny plastic beads that you place on a board and then iron the beads so that they stick together. The children really loved to do this and would have been happy to make designs the whole time. This made the party go by so much faster. Leah was thrilled to receive more Webkinz to add to her collection.

It was such a nice day this past Saturday that the little girls and I went to the zoo. I like to go to the zoo and enjoy walking around and looking at the animals. We hadn't been there since the otters' exhibit opened. We are speed zoo goers. We have been there so many times that we spend very little time looking at each animal. The girls spend the most time looking at the gift shop. We didn't buy anything but it doesn't hurt to look, right?

We then went to visit Aunt Bev at the 'Hall China Convention' and saw a lot of really cool, ornate teapots like the ones that my sister collects. Bev was in charge of organizing the convention and did a great job. Way to go Bev!! I bet you are relieved that it is over.

Yesterday I took the littles to see 'Horton hears a Who'. It was thoroughly enjoyable. I think that I prefer Jim Carrey as an animated character in real life he seems too much, but in a cartoon he is perfect.

Okay, we are caught up.


Tim said...

Indeed. Jim Carrey makes a perfect cartoon character.

Anonymous said...

I was so glad you got to come to see some of the convention! And, yes, I am relieved it is over. It is a lot of fun, but lots of work too, especially with last minute details like nametags, door prize tickets, etc.

It will be interesting to see how things go next year when it will be near Detroit. Most of the details are taken care of before I leave, so I think the only problems might be if I need something, knowing where to go to get it.

My family really needs to go to the zoo. We have only been there about two or three times in their lives. That is horrible. We have been to the Lowry Park Zoo in Florida at Thanksgiving way more often than the Pittsburgh Zoo!


gabrièlle said...

i used to make those little plastic bead things all the time!!!! i miss those days :(