Wednesday, April 23, 2008


It's school vacation week. Yes, here in the Northeast, our children get a Christmas vacation, a February vacation and an April vacation. I suppose since they're going to school thru almost all of June, this vacation is a bonus.

My twins are NOT sick! It's amazing, as they've been sick for both of the other school vacations this year. They did go to the doctor for their 15 month checkup today. Annie is 22 lbs 14 oz and 32 inches tall. Izzie comes in at a whopping 20 lbs 12 oz and 30 inches tall. They both received 3 shots apiece, which they handle amazingly well. Loads of tears at first, and then back to all smiles. My kids are weird with shots. Meg needs to be tranquilized to get shots~she cannot handle them and completely freaks out. However, we haven't actually tried the tranquilizer, since that's a shot too. Drew just says "ow" when he gets a shot. I find that fascinating. He's only 3. But, if you tell him he's having a sandwich for lunch, he'll collapse on the floor screaming for a yogurt. Go figure.

We've been working in our yard this week. By "we" I mean Doug, Meg and Drew. I am mostly relegated to staying in the house, especially if the girls are awake. I did get out yesterday to plant some pansies that could use a HUGE drink of water today. We've put out the garden timbers for the vegetable garden. We still have to get compost and till that in. Then decide on the veggies to plant. The garden is 16 feet by 8 feet, so we have LOTS of room to work with.

We've been in and out of the other house this week, meeting with the appliance repair guy for the dishwasher (it was just an electrical glitch!), finding out the dryer doesn't work anymore, meeting with the cleaners today. We have 1 showing scheduled for tonight (CANCELED, AGAIN). Keep your fingers crossed. It's the first sign of interest since we put it back on the market. It's just so depressing, as we've dropped our asking price amost $40k since we listed is in 2006. sigh.

Doug is with the kids at a baseball game today. We have the Double A affiliate of the Red Sox (not Triple A like I said before) here in Maine, and for $22 for 3 tickets, they're off enjoying some of America's favorite pasttime. It's about 75 degrees here today and gorgeous, so what a great day for some baseball.

Did I mention our SNOW IS GONE??????????????? Yep, finally. Oh, we still have a few tiny patches where there isn't any sun, but the big mound of snow finally melted yesterday. Now to get the grass raked and woken up. I'm glad Spring finally decided to show herself.


AndreAnna said...

Yay for now snow and pansies!

Auntie Nettie said...

Yippee. I thought of your snow issues today on the blog.


Miss you.

Heather said...

Oh, how fun, a Triple A game on vacation! You really can't beat minor league prices, and all the silly stuff they do is so entertaining to kids.

Sam said...

I hope you knocked on some wood after you mentioned that the twins weren't sick, ya know the week isn't over!!!

Amy said...

How nice for Doug to take the kids and give you a teensy, well-deserved break!