I had a wonderful Sunday last week. I am doing Lent this year. I know it's a Catholic/Evangelist Holiday, but I didn't think it was bad to give up something to Christ for 40 days. I am in no way perfect, and I do give myself Sunday to indulge a bit more, but I have enjoyed it. I was even lucky enough to sing for an Episcopalian Church the same day. Listening to her sermon was quite remarkable. She spoke about how giving up chocolate isn't exactly what God had in mind, but remembering the sacrifice is the point. I loved it.
My monsters are wonderful. Claire is absolutely driving me up a wall
with incessant questions, but she is a dear and helps around the house
so much for a three year old I wouldn't know what to do without her. She
is scared of being tackled lately and I think she's going to end up
more like Kloey, who doesn't like to wrestle. Matthew is so excited to
wrestle that I sent Claire to time out last week and while I was on the
phone for a second, I hear Claire yelling for me. I come back to find
Claire on all fours with a Matthew on her back trying to ride her like a
pony! That kid is so adventurous! He does that to me and to Nick
regularly. He is especially good at giving raspberries on our backs when
we pick something up. He lifts up our shirts and slobbers all over our
backs. He is speaking, but not clearly. He says "All duh" (all done),
"outside" (ow sigh), socks (sahks), and a few others.
Claire had her first recital last Tuesday. She will be doing it again at the
end of April. She was freakin' adorable! If you want to come see her,
please do! She was pretty shy and you couldn't hear her well, but it was
wonderful. I remember singing "Bibbity Boppity Boo" when I was a wee
one. I don't remember performing it, but I remember learning "sall a ka
doo la, men key ka boo la" with my mom at the piano. Hopefully we're
carrying on a little heritage ;) I played the piano...poorly. It was my
first professional accompaniment. ha ha ha ha
We are lucky. And we know it.