A Full Tuesday

Who knows what it was. Maybe the fact that it was the first night in a week Norah slept through the night. Maybe it was the high of having a few uneventful days in a row. Whatever the reason, I woke up with a bee in my bonnet this morning and busted out a lovely, most-normal Tuesday to happen for as long as I can remember.

First, we began with getting Gwyneth off to school. Then Norah and I set off to our first outing with the MOMS club I signed up for months ago. Luck would have it, that today’s event was at the tulip farm. It was perfect weather, dry, not overcast and chilly enough for coats. IMG_0319IMG_0322

The two other women who made it to the event had girls Norah’s age. They tromped around the fields, played on everything imaginable and had a great time. IMG_0326IMG_0334IMG_0344

Then we went and picked Gwyneth up from school. Not before Norah made me put her makeup on, as promised earlier that morning. Eyeshadow and shiny lipgloss were my doing, the tiara was all hers. Jake even joined us for school pickup!IMG_2885As Jake napped and Chris ran to pickup some running shoes, the girls and I threw together dinner. Gwyneth got really into things as she mixed the cheese sauce for the mac and cheese. IMG_9303IMG_9306IMG_9313IMG_9315IMG_9316IMG_9322IMG_9325

She rode that high up until it came time to eat. I don’t want to talk about what happened after the buildup of setting the table and actually eating dinner.


Nothing a bit of Bobs Burger with daddy on the couch can’t fix. IMG_9330IMG_0357

By the time bath time rolled around, we were all ready for bed. Sigh, I miss days like today.



While Chris was at home tending to our daily tasks with the children we had a list of to-dos:

  • Drop off paperwork at Medical Records Office.
  • Jake labs.
  • Five Guys for lunch.IMG_0308
  • Dispensary to get Rick Simpson oils with our new fangled medical marijuana cards (not as exciting as you’d think when you get them because your husband is dying).
  • Bank
  • Gas Station
  • Home.
  • Appointment with Dr. Lackowski, the oncologist, over phone. Good news and lots of plans.
  • Argue over blood sugar.
  • Nap.IMG_0311Because of being able to do all these things and not having to worry about the girls, we got to enjoy an evening with them all that much more. All in all a great way to start the week.

Science Night

WHO:  Chapman Hill Students and their Families

WHAT: Science and Engineering Night put on by O.S.U.

WHERE: In the Chapman Hill Elementary Gymnasium

WHEN: Thursday, April 6th from 6:30-8:00 pm

WHY: To have fun night experiencing Science and Engineering!


Some of the exciting stations you can visit are:

Microbiology, Segway Scooter, Taste & Smell, Dry Ice Demo,

Gel Beads, Liquid Nitrogen Demo, Super Absorbent Polymers,

Chemical Reaction Rockets and Slime!

I tried to avoid Science Night, as I’ve become accustomed to doing when any news of an extracurricular event crosses our threshold. I even went as far as making a time consuming (read: not frozen) dinner in hopes that by the time we were done we’d have missed science night. Alas, we finished up dinner just as the event was beginning.  We walked into the gym and of course couldn’t make it beyond the face painting booth.

All I can say is this. Face painters, why must you take so long? It’s face paint, not a work of art. Don’t you see the long line of children who have trouble waiting, let alone waiting for you to replicate the perfect art on a child’s cheek? Oh man, face painters get my goad. (goat?) Just hurry up already!


Anyways, the event was awesome and just what I needed. A lovely little escape from home. It was put on by the local high school and the kids working the booths were so excited about everything they were doing it was contagious. They were so into showing the kids how things worked and so very patient. Gwyneth was hesitant around a giant beaker that had dry ice in water and vapors coming from it. Older boys were going bonkers around it as they captured the gas in cups. Then we had to wait in the longest line, for the booth that made slime, which happened to be next to the gas table. Once Gwyneth had the time to take it all in she embraced it. We had to pull her away from playing with it in time to come and make her slime. It was really neat watching her explore and see what things interested her most. IMG_0273Afterwards we hit up the playground and listened as Gwyneth schooled us on what you’re allowed to do and not allowed to do. She also busted out the monkey bars like they were nobody’s business. It was a far cry from the time we went to explore the elementary school’s playground before kindergarten had started. That school is her home now, and it shows. It was fun to get to experience it with her. IMG_0286

Boss Baby

At the beginning of Trolls (great movie!) is the preview for Boss Baby, which we have watched closed to a million times. Naturally, the girls were stoked to go and see it. IMG_0250IMG_0252It was a pretty crappy movie, but the company (and nachos) were nice.

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