Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Leftover April

The unfortunate collision of cell phone cameras and lack of consistent blogging is the random collection of funny/cute/interesting pictures that end up floating in the nothingness of technology without being appropriately acknowledged or enjoyed. My solution has become a monthly picture dump, in which I include all of those otherwise unblogged photographic gems. Without further ado, I give you the leftovers of April.

As a parent of multiple children, it is not uncommon to hear crying coming from another room when someone is hurt, mad, or stuck. It is slightly less common, however, for the stuck and crying one to be the six-year-old. So, we chuckle to ourselves, take a picture, then help her down.

I have always loved the view out our living room window in this apartment, but I don't think it was possible to fully appreciate it until spring. Months of still-green winter set quite the stage for the REAL green of spring. This is my happy place.

I will eventually chronicle in greater detail the struggles involved with being pregnant and facing childbirth after my past traumas, but for the moment you can get a glimpse of how much it's on my mind based on the stack of books in my "Currently Reading" pile. All excellent, all tremendously helpful.

We had a quiet morning this day with Audrey at school and Megan having preschool at Annie's house. I let Ben have the rare treat of a bubble bath all by himself, and he most thoroughly enjoyed it.

Don't really know what was going on here...

One of the things I've come to love about Georgia is how many different license plates we see on a regular basis. I have long been one to have an ongoing license plate game running, whether or not we're on a trip at any given time. There are a handful that are still particularly significant to find, though, even out here. And some most definitely have to be documented or no one would believe me: that's no less than Rhode Island, man.

Using the birthday money I received from parents and in-laws, I bought myself the complete blu-ray collection of Indiana Jones. We've been slowly working our way through the four movies. On this particular night, Ben joined us for a bit of The Last Crusade. It was good choice, really, since that's the best movie of them all.

Last but not least, I want to show off the cute labels I made for the kids' laundry hamper. It has been a HUGE fight to get the kids to sort their clothes out themselves after getting everything washed, so now we've moved the sorting to the dirty clothes stage. It's been working much, much better. Hooray for the Mom successes.

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