This has been a very busy month for us and it is only half-way through. On April 3rd I looked at the calendar and was already surprised at how quickly the month had filled. First up, Will has been working on his Advanced Reading Challenge. All the third graders are challenged to finish 25 books and projects but they are only required to do 8. If you do more you get a prize. Will has finished all the books and some but still needs five more projects. We've been working hard to get them done. He was excited to make puppets for the book Bad Kitty. He also worked on projects for a few books by Roald Dahl--his favorite author right now.
Grandma and Grandpa Richards came to Denver! They were on a time crunch and we were so happy they wanted to see us before they had to keep on their journey. They were driving a moving truck from Maryland to Utah for some friends. We met them up for an early dinner.
My friend Michelle H. is having a baby. She had gotten rid of a large portion of her baby clothes so I wanted to throw her a baby shower. I was a bit worried and stressing out because I had contacted a nasty GI bug from Piper and Eli. It was horrible and long-lasting and I was worried I wouldn't be able to pull off a baby shower. Thankfully, my friend isn't really into the shower games and activities so I didn't have to worry about any of that. My other friend Melanie came to my rescue and she brought some decorations and helped make food. Mike gave me a blessing on Wed. night and I spent Thursday and Friday sanitizing the house, cleaning up from almost a week of being sick and not cleaning, and cooking. I think it turned out really well and was pretty low-key. Again, I'm so thankful she is not someone that cares for the games and such or I'd have been in trouble.
|These girls make me very happy|
Finally, Eli had a birthday! He has been waiting and counting down the days for months. Literally (as Isaac would say). He wanted brownies for his class so I cooked up two batches and took them in to his class. He also wanted a cookie cake that he wanted to decorate. I tried finding one but couldn't find one anywhere. I could have made one but he decided instead on a chocolate cake. He and Isaac decorated it to look like a dude that was killed by a snake with a cave, boulders, a snake, of course, and snake eggs.