April was a quiet month. We took a few trips to Gainesville, GA and found this park. It is beautiful with a playground as well as a wooded area and a creek that runs through. I finally visited Buford with my SIL Sheena. They have a fantastic mall there, for sure, but it took almost four hours to make our way through it!
We visited the goats on the roof a few times and Lorelei still did not like them. She also had issues with this huge bear statue and continued to yell at it and cry while we were near it. The last time we went Jason and I were able to play a game of checkers while my mom played with the kiddos. Checker is such an interesting game, right? Are you offensive or defensive? What is your strategy? If it looks like you are going to lose (like when you are cornered by 3 “kinged” checkers)do you give up? Maybe during interviews interviewees should challenge the potential coworkers to a game of checkers? This would replace the, “if you were an animal what kind of animal would you be?” question.
Towards the end of the month we took a visit out to the campsite Jason’s parents have rented for their camper for the season. It is absolutely beautiful out there and we look forward to visiting more and going canoeing and swimming when it gets hot enough for it.
Lorelei is learning to climb, but once she gets up on something she just stands there and cries because she’s up higher and doesn’t know what to do. I may have to get two stools for when we are baking in the kitchen. We registered Nora for Kindergarten in the Fall. She is so ready and I’m glad we waited because they changed the curriculum this year and the classes were extremely full, so it would have been crazy to start her “early”. Psh.
Spring is in full swing and with it poison ivy. We discovered a patch on the hill near our house and as you can see, Nora played in it and then gave it to Noah. We’ve got it taken care of, but more continues to be found throughout the yard. I am getting the feeling that the residents before us NEVER went outside.
We spent a lot of time with family this month which I enjoyed immensely. I love seeing the kids with their aunts and playing with their cousins too. The kids are enjoying the weather and we continue to spend a lot of time on our porch. I’ve been doing alot of creative activities which I document at mamabluebird. I am really enjoying the new blog and work hard to improve my skills with it on an almost daily basis. It keeps my mind going and my hands busy.
I’ve been accepted at Western Carolina University as a transfer student and I’ve been diligently working through the steps they set up in order to speak to a counselor and plan out my classes. It is nearby in Sylva. I hope to do four classes in the Fall, two online and two on campus, which means that Lorelei will go two days a week to morning daycare. Whew, more on that in the Fall, lol. :o)
See you in a month!