I love my visitor tracking thingy (thanks for the idea, Carrie!) Since I installed it I've discovered that someone in Germany occasionally visits, as well as someone in England (I think I might know who you are!) an someone in India stopped by once. I do not, as far as I know, know anyone in India or Germany, so I'm fascinated by this. I *heart* blog attention :)
Awesome bumper sticker of the week: Republicans for Voldemort.
Vicki wore a tie to school yesterday. I have no idea why.
We had three days of beautiful summer-like weather. I miss it.
Ellie told me the most awesome story today about how she and her friend Katiebug (never just Katie) threw a surprise party for Jesus's birthday, and he came down and they jumped out and yelled "surprise!" and (here I quote) "Jesus was like, 'Oh, wow, I'm so happy!'"
My new cleaning strategy seems to be working out so far. The house looks much better in general. I like it. Now if the kids would follow suit...
I'm having a hard time with Easter this year. I really want the girls to understand that it's about the resurrection of the Savior and not about pink bunnies and chocolate eggs. But I also think Easter baskets and the Easter Bunny are fun traditions that I don't really want to let go of. Trying to find a good middle ground is a struggle.
Lexi wrote a letter to the Easter Bunny detailing her desires for her basket. See what I mean?
However, I'm teaching the children's Sharing Time at church on Sunday, so at least I can try to have some influence there. In other words, maybe it will sink in better at church than it seems to at home.
Why can't the clothes just wash themselves?
Why does the little girl I babysit insist on coloring on every surface that isn't paper?
So far, no more strep. It will be another day or two before I declare us officially out of the woods, but I'm keeping my fingers crossed and so far Ellie and Chris both seem fine.
In light of my earlier thought, it's probably sinful how much I love (and hoard) Cadbury Eggs. The Easter Bunny is bringing me my own 4-pack. Oops, better not let the girls read this post!