Happy Monday! Hope everyone had a good weekend. Ours was a pretty good one. Our instagram photo challenge has been so much fun. Honestly, we were prepared for it to be very tiny on our first go around, but Lauren and I must have emailed 20 times in excitement over how many people are participating and how fabulous all the photos are. You can see the collection of photos here.
Friday M+L discovered the Tinkerbell movies, so we had a bit of movie marathon day, which allowed me to get some work done as well - though I will admit I did get side tracked by the great fairy escape. Saturday started out with some pretty fantastic news for us around here. I held my breath and checked the mail and there was a letter (finally) from the school district - for those of you that have been reading on here, for awhile you know back at the end of February I was in a flurry of application deadlines and school tours trying to get M+L into a school outside of our assigned school (there were lots of reasons I it wasn't a good fit for us). I did the same for my oldest to get him (initially) into an art school, and every time he's graduated to a new school since in an effort to keep him with his friends; it's gotten more and more difficult. More people, less schools. For high school I had to appeal twice, and I just didn't want to always have the uncertainty for the second round of schooling. So I had to make a tough choice between trying for schools I really wanted (like the art school or environmental school), or the school that is actually closer to us than the one they would have fed into (about 6 blocks away as opposed to over a mile). My gut kept telling me the closer school, I just had a feeling, so I went with that. And we were approved. I am really happy and very relieved, though I will admit that there was a moment when I thought, did I do the right thing? I know I will miss the creative, introverted, and wool/patchouli-infused environment of the art school, but once in awhile you feel pushed in a direction, and there were so many signs leading us here, and the fact that we got in so easily, validates all of that for me. Hurray!
Easter actually lasted longer than I anticipated (in a good way) and the weather was better than expected. Though Sunday morning I woke up to realize I had no baskets and though our eggs were boiled they were still stark white. So I scrambled and went to the store, unfortunately the dyes were sold out, so we ended up painting the eggs, and if you look at the top photo you might notice they didn't dry in time for our easter egg hunt. Oops. After that we went for a walk up the the little hill to see where M+L would be going to school. As you can see from their faces they were pretty excited. I finished the weekend by finally finishing the fifth book in the Game of Thrones. And as soon as I did, I thought, why??!! why was I trying to finish this? Oh the waiting begins. The next book is projected to come out by 2017. ugh.
How was your weekend?
How was your weekend?