This is officially my 600th post! When my 300th post started nearing, I kept careful count and planned what I would say. I can’t say it was anything spectacular, but it was planned
That was over two years ago.
This time, like so many things in my life right now, post 600 sneaked up on me. I was about to hit publish on another post when I happened to notice my published count was at 599. Hmm, guess I should do something special for this post. (Why 600 and not 500? I have a thing for divisible by three – always have.)
When I sat down to compose this “special” post, I couldn’t think of anything momentous to say. Honestly, if you had asked me the end of last year, I probably would have told you I wouldn’t make it this far. I had a rough winter and didn’t post much. I very nearly quit – it wasn’t fun anymore.
And then something happened while writing the last few posts. I remembered how fun it was when I was just sharing the everyday happens and my crazy thoughts. I remembered how fun it was to blog for myself and not because I had too. Maybe it’s the longer days and warmer weather – whatever it is, it feels good.
So what am I going to do with the rest of this post? How about re-capping some of the things I didn’t get around to posting these last few months (in no particular order).
The kids have been so intrigued with the snow this year. They are finally old enough to really go out and enjoy it. When Cassie saw the first big snow of the season, she announced, “Mommy, I go out and catch snow on my tongue.”
Unfortunately, most of the snow was accompanied with bitter cold days, meaning we couldn’t go out and play. So one Saturday morning, Alyssa and I decided to take the kids to see Frozen. Our local theater is only $5 for the first show of the day and kids 3 and under are free if they can sit on a lap. We rounded up a third lap (Alyssa’s friend Melanie) and headed to the theater.
I was a little worried they wouldn’t be able to sit through the whole thing, but decided for $15, it was worth the risk. I’m happen to say, we made it through the whole thing! They LOVED it – they were glued to the screen!
The kids started preschool in December and introduced their immune systems to a whole new set of germs. We have had perpetual runny noses for the last four months. Poor Ben has taken the brunt of it – and I’m pretty sure it’s because he decided to lick a chair in the Doctor’s waiting room. A week before their birthday, he ended up in the ER with pneumonia. Poor kid slept for DAYS!
When we met Aunt Julie and her (now) in-laws at their hotel when they flew in for the kids’ birthday/her Bridal Shower, Cassie and Ben “helped” her get her suitcase into the hotel. It’s hard to find good help these days.
My back hurts just looking at some of the places these kids can fall asleep these days.
Whew, I’m tired. There are a few more things I could share, but I can’t put my hands on the pictures at the moment. I hope you feel nice and caught up!