The kids got to stay home from school and I got to stay home from work. It was great. A little loud, but great.
Oliver has started this thing with bugs. Every speck he sees anywhere, he thinks is a bug or a spider, those are the only two options and he runs away frantically until you go get rid of it. Even if it isn’t real.
Today, I asked Alex if he wanted to feel the baby move and he said no. He said no last time too, and I think he thought it was weird. Everything seems weird when you’re 13. I convinced him to give it a try and he sheepishly came over. I showed him were to put his hands, and he just barely was touching me. I said, “Push down just a little bit!” and he did. BAM BAM BAM, Jude kicked and shoved. Alex popped up, huge grin on his face and said, “I felt him kick me! It’s like he was saying leave me alone!” He then asked lots of questions about whether or not the baby could hear him, and so on. It was really cute. The younger boys have all felt the baby move, Thomas has several times, he gets a kick out of it. It was kind of fun to see Alex get to feel it, and be excited about it too.
We hadn’t necessarily planned it for last weekend, although we knew we’d have to do it before the baby gets here this spring. What is IT? We got a new vehicle. “New” means “new to us” of course! We traded our 7 passenger vehicle for an 8 passenger vehicle. One less thing to do.
Oh, and I made a pie too. Apple pie. It was our almost past good granny smith apples, my sisters pie recipe from Home Ec in Jr High School, and Amber’s super easy pie crust. I’ll start with two disclaimers, 1) I’m not a baker. I love to cook but baking is not my forte. 2) I almost never eat all the crust. I’m not a crust person, so usually I just buy one from the store. Amber’s crust you make in the pie dish, in like 3 minutes. So easy. And, so delicious. It was my first time and I had to do it twice to get a top crust, then I couldn’t find my rolling pin so I had to hand flatten and put it on top of the pie. The result was SO tasty, but very “rustic” aka “not pretty”. Also, I ate all of my crust. It was good.
I hope you enjoyed your day, whether it was an ice day or not.