7 Quick Takes (v. 78)

7_quick_takes1.  I know that it’s been ages since I have put up a blog post.  I’ve just been really busy.  Many times I have wrote posts in my head or even started to type a post up, only to be distracted by 5 million other things.  So, I am going to try to crank out a really quick Quick Takes to update you on what’s going on with the us.

2.  Bailey (10) has spring break next week, and then about 8 weeks left in the school year.  While I am looking forward to not having to get up at 7:00 every morning and preparing packed lunches, I wonder how she’ll adjust to being stuck at home all summer long.  As she wants a break from school, I can tell that she is starting to get apprehensive.

3.  I’m hoping to finally take Piper (7) for her first confession tonight, but it seems like every time I plan to do it someone gets the stomach flu or something.  Then next week she has to take her test with the director of religious education to show she’s ready for her First Holy Eucharist this summer.  Then Piper and I can continue to argue about the fact that I refuse to buy her an $80 dress that she would only wear once when already have the one Bailey wore.

4.  Katie (4 1/2) has her first teeball practice on Tuesday.  Basically we will have teeball three days each week for the next three months.  This was something she totally asked to do, so I hope she has a lot of fun.  She’s been getting even more excited since she learned that she gets to walk in a parade, receive freeze pops after every game, and that her coach shares her name.  Go Cougars!

5.  I’ve started calling Sabrina (2 1/2) “Little Miss Sunshine”.  She is just always so positive about everything.  I swear that after hearing what a horrible, mean, fun-ruining mother I am from all the other kids, it’s nice to have one who always says “Thank you” and tells me “You’re the best!”

6.  Cassidy decided to celebrate her 8-month milestone on Monday by cutting a tooth, learning to crawl in short bursts, and moving herself into a sitting position.  She’s enjoying her new abilities, but this means I have be more vigilant about choking hazards again.

7.  I have found myself on the Dinner Dance fundraising committee at Bailey’s school.  I have to go to meetings and help with things, and I have absolutely no clue what I am doing.  I learned quickly not to volunteer for any extra duties outside of the meeting; I just don’t have the time or energy.  I just show up, do what I’m told, keep my mouth shut, and try not to fall asleep when I actually get to sit still in one spot for two hours.

*Prayers for Jen @ Conversion Diary for a fast and safe delivery of her new baby boy in the upcoming days.

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