An update on Nora's toe. It's look much better. The bleeding stopped after the first three days and it's been scabbing over and the toenail is growing back in. And we still can't seem to get this girl to keep her shoes on. I guess losing a toe nail wasn't enough.
This was the dessert Scott made for my birthday which was perfect as it was maple syrup sweetened and we used some dairy free ice cream and whipped cream to go on top. So yummy!
Friday morning of Spring Break, I went to Grandma Sugars for a bit and helped her with a project. She made around 50 fudge Easter eggs and asked if I'd decorate them. It only took about an hour and we were able to visit which was fun. She sent these home for my family which they loved.
Friday late afternoon Elisabeth, Gina, Sara and I headed to Honeyville, Utah where we stayed for the night so that the next morning we didn't have much of a drive to get to USU in Logan for their piano competition. I don't know that I'd ever done a girls night like this before, unless you count when I flew out to visit my mom all by myself last month. We ate dinner at a cute diner, we all had breakfast for dinner, and it was great. Then we went back to the house we rented for the night (airbnb) and watched the newer version of Emma from BBC.
Here is Bridget, her piano teacher, with all of her students that came and played and they all were honored in some way whether placing or receiving an honorable mention.
Besides the treasure hunt on Easter morning, the only other real tradition we have for Easter is reading the Easter Resurrection Eggs. There are 12 eggs and each egg has a scripture printed inside and an object to go with it, that tells the story of Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.
But this year we decided to start a new tradition to add to those two others and that is that we will read John 20 at the dinner table while we eat; we tried it out this year and it was perfect. The kids were all quiet and listening because they had food in their mouths :).
Scott worked from home one day this month so he could stay with Nora so that I could be a chaperone at the Zoo for Jane's fieldtrip.
Though we didn't actually put candles on the cake until that evening once the rest of the family was home (and the cake was half gone...the other kids asked for a piece after school since we had ours early and that sounded fine to me).
I am the room mom for Charles 5th grade class which means not only do I do the holiday parties, but at this elementary, I also decorate our teacher's bulletin board at the end of the year for teacher appreciation week. I do not consider myself artsy/crafty but good ole' pinterest came through and I found one that didn't look too horribly complicated or expensive and went with it. And of course, the runner in me like this idea with the running shoes and the running trail :). I asked the teacher if I could come into the class sometime the week before and have the kids for about 15 minutes. During that time I them all write their name on the tennis shoe and then color it in.