Here I sit on this March Monday, watching the snow fall once again outside the window. And I could complain because we are all more than tired of the cold, but today I choose to give thanks. This snow has taken a manic Monday and turned it into a mellow one. One that was much needed.
Last week was characterized by dragging ourselves through another week of school. This week is half days of testing/half days off, a full day off, and a day of fine arts in KC. This is what we count as our spring break (snow and all) and we’re all so happy for the change of pace.
We had the privilege of hosting Amania’s friend Shela for her spring break week. She did lots and lots and lots of hair braiding. 🙂 She was also a wonderful blessing in many other ways, including cooking a real Haitian dinner for all of Matt’s family (approximately 30 people) on Wednesday night. She did it all with grace and a smile.
We also had round one of MAACS competition on Friday in Kansas City. Emma and Chandler performed with the choir. Grace competed in art, with her acrylic taking first place.
Amania celebrated her first birthday with us on Friday. It was an exciting time for all of us and for the first time in about a month (or two), I haven’t heard how many days until her birthday since then. 🙂
Our week in photos….
the cat that thinks she now lives on my truck…
Starbucks that keeps me going through our own version of March Madness…
Shela doing her thing with all the hair…
an Ellie sandwich…
Chandler after her braids were taken out. We said we should have dyed her purple so she could be an evil minion….
three of my favorites and me after a long / fun day at MAACS…
this beauty and her first place acrylic painting…
and this beauty turning seven…
and these two up early on a Saturday to build…
and some Discovery Center fun for everyone….
and one to remember that week that we had six girls….
2939. a multiplied Monday
2940. tired legs – ten miles, slow and steady
2941. first day of spring
2942. girls with braids
2943. the start of “spring break”
2944. littlest one turning 7
2945. a day in KC with my bigs
2946. beautiful music, excellent speeches, incredible art
2947. oldest with her 1st place painting
2948. presents, cake, and ice cream for one very grateful seven year old
For His Glory ~