Good Spring Break

I am on my last day of Spring Break 2010. It has been a good week. I am sad to see it leave. The weather has been wonderful so we have been able to play outside with the boys every day.
I was able to do some sewing! YEA! Check out the cute pics of the little birds I made. The project is not complete. They will be a mobile…someday. Probably not until after school is out for the summer. But I had a great time being creative and sewing them.

The boys call them “chickens”

We took Goldie for a walk almost every day this week. The boys actually walked on the walk! WOW! I have to offer them lots of encouragement and remind them to “keep walking” but they have done really well! We only walk about 4 blocks round trip but I think that is pretty good for a two year old! I think are stroller days are over–which I am sad and glad about.
I also planted some flowers this week! I have this overwhelming desire to plant things now that it is spring, even though my better judgement (and personal history) reminds me that I am not a good plant mother. Well, I can change! I am determined to water my plants, give them sunshine, and not kill them this year! Stay tuned for updates on this daring resolve. Enjoy the pics. The flowers are still alive. πŸ™‚ And I feel very Spring-y. πŸ™‚
This is what your porch looks like when you plant flowers with two-year-olds….and a grown woman who doesn’t have a green thumb….
My flower set up. I feel like I should be in Better Homes and Gardens…ok maybe not. I got a little excited about watering…if you couldn’t tell. Too bad you can’t see them better. They are really pretty! I promise!
Love the pink!
I wish you could see the colors better. They are really pretty.

I also had to do a lot of grading this week and homework. Bleck. But I got all the grading done and um…SOME of the homework. πŸ™‚ I jump right back into school this week. I have a presentation on Tuesday and I need to work hard core on my thesis proposal. That is the other thing I really work on this week: thesis. I have been avoiding it in my mind because my mind was way too full of other things, which is not usually my style or way I approach deadlines or projects. But the thought of the thesis was too overwhelming. Well, there was no avoiding it any more. I HAD to work on it…considering my proposal is due April 1st, which is um….a week and a half away. AHH! I am trying not to freak out–too much. I got some good reading and thinking in this week and I think/hope/pray I am going in a good direction. The proposal is only 10-15 pages so that shouldn’t be too hard to write. Heh…shouldn’t.
So, spring break it was a nice week. And I have made it half-way through my first semester of teaching, going to grad school, wife-ing, and mothering. It was a well earned break.

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