Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Taco Tuesday and Returning Home

What's that old diddy ('bout Jack and Diane) about letting go and if they really love you they'll come back, well, how about we all agree that I set my blog free for about the past 4 months and sure enough she found her way back. Like a poor lost dog scratching to be let in I've welcomed her back with open arms.

I really do love this little place of mine.

I am just so completely overwhelmed with my day-to-day that updating hasn't been a priority. Tisk, tisk Gina. We've got so much going on around here.

These next 4 weeks are insane for us since we have 2 birthdays and a Communion and then we leave for our highly anticipated SUMMER VACATION!!!!

I simply cannot wait!

Today was a great day. Chance had his first playdate at his friends house and apparently they had a blast. They dressed up like Superheros, learned to style their own hair and built a house out of couch cushions. Sounds pretty great, huh?! Chance is getting so big and so responsible and it just makes me so proud to watch him everyday.  After school the kids headed outside to play and I happened to look up from the sink and notice Mia and Chance sitting underneath the magnolia tree---drawing.

It was like a scene out of Ann of Green Gables. So of course, I grabbed my phone because even a blurry picture zoomed in 4x is worth capturing the magic of this particular moment.

Simply precious.

We also celebrated Taco Tuesday with um, tacos. But this isn't your run-of-the-mill El Paso recipe, heck no, Eugene goes all out. Three different types of sauces, the most perfectly marinated carne asada and all the grilled veggies you can fit into your tortilla. The whole fam dam joined us on our patio for the first inaugural outside meal of the year. Enjoy it now Gina, cuz it'll only last for another month until the damn mosquitos invade and keep us inside again until October. Remind me why we live here?

During dinner the kids passed out tickets to an after-dinner ballet show on our lawn starring themeselves. Bella, Mia and Chance reenacted their own version of The Nutcracker with several dance numbers to the Sugar Plum Fairy song and Sia's "Chandelier." Hilarious mash-up, btw. They twirled and leaped and even used a stuffed ride-on donkey as a prop.

The neighbors must think we're nuts.

Cuz, we are.

Here's the video I put together celebrating Wolf Week with Chance. Notice the Santa hats? Yeah, told ya I'm a little behind :)

1 comment:

  1. I had stopped checking your blog so it was a delightful surprise to find that I'm several entries behind.
    I love the videos you make of Chance's home schooling experience. His little voice and awesome smile just slay me! Plus I'm super jealous that he gets to have so much fun learning! I truly hope that Indy gets some of your magical home schooling too.



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