Snow! Happy April, right?
Suri didn't mind the new winter wonderland when I took her out this morning. She somehow found her favorite stick, and romped around trying to get me to chase her as I shoveled a path down the driveway.
Today is a special day for the Jonathan, Charlotte Claire, and Camille. They are going to Emmy's house! Emmy has our kitty Swanson now, and Swanson has six kittens. Emily is such a nice big sister. I talked to her yesterday and she was very tired and worn out. She works hard as a nurse, twelve hour shifts usually. So it is very nice of her to use her day off to have her young siblings over. They are so excited! They have three hugs suitcases all packed. I have no idea what they put in them, but they are stuffed full. They were already set to go yesterday.
Aaron got a job already! As soon as he passes his boards, he will start...same hospital as Emily works in.
Some of my kids almost had me talked into taking them to Washington D.C. this weekend. Leaving Thursday, spending three nights. But. I just don't want to leave the younger ones. It would be the Medium kids who would go, like Samuel 17, Margaret 16, Kathryn 15, Evelyn 13, and Suzanne 12. We talked and planned...were going to book a hotel north of the city so we could take the metro and not drive in the traffic...a few of them are not happy that I decided not to go. So...don't be surprised if I give in and take them:)
We are also going to the children's museum of play one day this week.
So the daughter with the lump behind her ear is worried but she shouldn't be. The dr. said it is a lymph node, and is a little larger than they would like it to be, but not to be concerned...check it in a month, if it is still big, bloodwork. Now, lymph nodes can swell for lots of reasons, and stay like that for long periods of time and be totally fine. But. There is always that big K word which we don't like to think about, yet...when one goes on WebMD, one sees that any lump should be checked out!!! So I took daughter for take out Chinese, because hey, if you're gonna die, may as well live, right? Perhaps we joked too much about it, but everyone IS going to die someday.
So...here we are on vacay. I love it. I stayed in my comfy bed 'til 8:30, even though I heard the princesses' door open and slam a few times. Then I thought of Suri, and how much she probably needed to go out.
Vacation is not really vacation, for the mom, of course. Some of the medium kids get nocturnal, and don't come upstairs until afternoon.
Have I mentioned how much I love Easter candy? You name it, I love it. None of that, "oh, I hate marshmallow...." for me. Nope, sour gummy bunnies, Peeps, hollow chocolate bunnies, Reese's eggs...love it all. And I have tasted a few things, which I cannot manage...no, I have one piece and want another. No more. No more for me. The baskets sit there, and I will stay out of them.
The D.C. trip is not dead yet...kids want to talk about it...so bye for now!