We had some biking fun this weekend, and I have to tell you I had SUCH a great time! Now that William is a bike riding fiend, we have acquired a bike trailer for the little ones so that we can all go as a family. After Matt replaced I think 4 - no, 5! - tire tubes (first Evie, then both of Williams, and then BOTH back wheels on the bike trailer - can you believe they came brand new in the box each with holes? the thought that went through my head? made-in-China CRAP!) we were finally ready to roll on Saturday evening. What a hoot! Sarah didn't like it when Matt closed the 'door' (aka bugscreen), she thought it was 'too scary!' (I wish you could hear this in her little Cindy-Lou Who voice) - but once we got going I heard a lot of 'go faster Mommy! Pedal faster!' We rode over to the county park & the kids played for a little bit, and then we rode back. I'm very glad that I've been running, otherwise I never would have made it up the one big hill we had to climb while towing the trailer with the kids in it - maybe 80 lbs total? I was HUFFING AND PUFFING, but did make it to the top.
We tried it again on Sunday night but Jason (who'd been kind of fussy all day) was NOT having any of it & we came back early. I'm hoping it was just a mood he was in and not that he hates the trailer, because I love it!
Yesterday afternoon I made my first batch of home-made ice cream for the summer, we went with Strawberry, and it was delicious! We all had big bowls of ice cream after our aborted bike ride. If you don't have one, get the Cuisinart Ice Cream maker and Ben & Jerry's ice cream recipe book. Then it won't be just me putting on 10 lbs this summer :)
and finally, Evie's last day of school is apparently Thursday the 11th (I thought it was Friday the 12th - glad I looked this morning!) Last week they had a Spring Fling thing going on and Wednesday was Crazy Hair day. I'm sure you've seen this before, but we did the braids with pipe cleaners in Evie's hair - so much fun! She was so excited to go to school & I was glad to hear that only one other girl had done this too.
I'm still panicking about summer. Evie tried out for the swim team and she's been accepted if she wants to do it (which of course she does) so I'm trying to figure out how I can entertain the other 3 at the pool for 45 minutes every morning for 8 weeks, as well as how I'm going to plan our days to fit everything in. I have a feeling I'll be looking forward to September so I can relax!
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