Celebrating the little things in life that add up.
1. Bryan and I went out to lunch on Sunday with no kids. Prior to that it had been four months since we were able to go to a restaurant kid-free. My mom and dad had a good time watching all three girls so it was a win-win situation. Too bad the food left much to be desired.
2. I have almost finished reading the book I started about a week ago. With baby in the house reading a book has become quite the challenge. I suppose it will be a while before I have the luxury of reading an entire non-children's book in the span of a day or two again.
3. I made a lot of progress this week with planning for this year's VBS program. I had a productive meeting with the arts and crafts leader and mapped out what the kids will do this year. I'm very excited about the crafts. I think the kids will love them. Yesterday I sat down with the director of religious ed and got my preliminary plans for the program, crafts and snacks approved. Oh, and I also found time on Monday to actually put the plans into a format that is not my head. I also recruited a volunteer to make cupcakes for the children one day. Yay!
4. Bryan and I made the decision to pursue enrolling our girls in the local parish school. I registered them this afternoon and will wait to see if they are accepted. Madeline has a very good chance of getting in, and Ellie is first on the second grade waiting list. At the very least I hope that Madeline gets accepted. (It all depends on space and the academic needs of the current class.) We should know something in the next few weeks. I'm praying that a spot opens up for Ellie as well. I was told by the advancement director that if we had registered 15 days ago she likely would have been accepted. Sigh.