Thursday, April 22, 2010


Don't you just love it when your kids stay right where they are in the house and yell your name over and over? Like they expect you to come running?

Um. No. You can come and find ME, sweetie. Perching on the upstairs bannister and yelling down the stairs isn't going to work. God gave you legs. Use them. ;-)

They're mowing my lawn! Hooray!!! Gotta love it. And Hubby is flying home for the weekend tonight, so I will have escaped any "wow, the lawn is looking shabby" comments. (He's a MAN for Pete's sake, his lawn is a reflection of him or something). But I like a neat, manicured lawn as much as the next person.

Yesterday was busy, I had church visits in the morning but one person forgot to meet with us and so I got to get home earlier. I picked up Thing Three from school (his leg was really hurting him) and we had the preview in the morning and we ran around, shopping. Later Thing One had more volleyball matches at North Lake, and they lost some and won some. Thing One still can't serve overhand. She's great at underhand serving, but when she tries overhand she hits it with the tips of her fingers, and it falls flat ten feet in front of her. I tell her to hit it with the heel of her hand, but even when she does that, she can't get the power through to it. I'm baffled. She's a strong girl. It doesn't make sense. I'm going to sign her up for "serving lessons" if there is such a thing in N.C. I would imagine they would have volleyball skills camps. She went this summer, but they mostly just batted the ball back and forth.

Then we went to Applebees for dinner (don't smirk, the one we have here is actually okay--and it was my KIDS' choice to go there!) and mom and I watched THE DUCHESS after the kids went to bed. After it was over we looked at each other and said "That was a depressing movie." Great acting, depressing storyline. Then we sat and talked until late, so I'm dead.

Today is a light day. Thing Three can't go to soccer practice because of his leg, and Thing One doesn't have Volleyball, so I only have to pick up Thing Two today, and Hubby is flying in. Woo!

And of course we have to run to Target and pick up AVATAR. :-)


Michelle said...


B. K. Birch said...

Check out Carolina Courts. They did wonders for Lizzy's (B3) serve over the winter break.

The Bean Cassarole said...

Yeah, I was a little depresses seeing that movie too, cuz I LOOOOOVE Ralph Fiennes.

Seriously wish I could be there, do you KNOW how much fun that would be! ;)

Devon Ellington said...

Yeah, it's about time for a Target run. I haven't seen AVATAR, so maybe I'll see it on DVD.

Hope the leg heals quickly!