Tuesday, May 8, 2012

It's May? Already??

So here's what shakin' at the Libutti House as of late:

Softball is back! Michaela is playing and we are close to convincing Jenna to try it out next spring.  Michaela has great coaches, a good friend on her team, and has had some good solid offensive and defensive plays.  And we've attended only one game that I didn't have to wear my winter coat.

It is May 7th and I am still afraid to wash and put away the winter coats and hats and gloves.  Pathetic.  Last week was overcast, wet, and in the 40's most of the time.  Gross.

Sunday was my last regular Daisy Girl Scout Meeting for Jenna's troop.  We have had such a fun year doing all kinds of great stuff, and we earned all our petals.  Next month is the Bridging to Brownies Ceremony, complete with certificates and cake and photo opportunities.  The girls in the troop are awesome.

On a related note, the worm composting project we did for Girl Scouts was a huge success.  I loved taking care of the little red wrigglers and watching them munch on the fruit scraps I put into their neat and clean bucket.  But alas, all good things come to an end and the worms and their beautiful rich poop were buried into the ground with the flowers we planted at the church where we meet for Daisies.

Thursday is the 6 month follow up meeting for Alec's therapy.  I have been thoroughly prepped by both the special Ed teacher and the speech therapist.  They finished up their evaluations last week and the service coordinator will determine with us what level of services will continue.  I am nervous about the meeting and hoping that there are no surprises.  I am at such a better place emotionally about the whole thing than I was a few short months ago... what a tremendous growing experience this has been for both Alec and me.  I am amazed at how much time and attention and love and work these therapists pour into my Alec every session.  I will be sure to report what happens.

Jenna's birthday is this Friday and she has had her birthday outfit picked out since last week.  I will be going in on Friday to school with yellow cake cupcakes topped with white and chocolate frosting.  The white frosting will have pink sprinkles on it and the chocolate frosting will have purple sprinkles on it per my almost-7-year-old's instructions.  She chose to have her friend birthday party at Pottery Place again this year, which was fine with me- they were awesome last year.

Our new sectional arrived a few weeks ago and we all really like it.

Our laundry room project is all done except for one picture that has to be hung up.  It went from looking like this:

To looking like this...

We are thrilled with how it turned out and feel like it makes a huge difference in the room.  I almost enjoy doing laundry in there now.  Well, almost.  I am so happy to have it done- the countertop took three tries to be made correctly for a grand total of nine trips to the store.  A Lowe's manager told Dan that this was a "highly custom piece of countertop" when it was done incorrectly for the second time and we had send it back once again.  I will never, ever, ever even consider having a big box store redo my kitchen or bathroom.  Good lesson learned. 

I am thrilled that Mad Men is back on the air, and breathlessly await every Sunday night.

Alec and I are going to visit his (future) preschool tomorrow.  I am super excited and curious to see how he reacts to being in a room with all those other kids his age.  Every time I try to talk up how FUN school is going to be in the fall, he looks at me like I'm nuts so I thought a visit might help him with the concept.

Only about five more weeks until school is out for the summer.  Not sure if I am happy or terrified.

I announced to Michaela and Jenna that we will be doing book reports over the summer- a few each month- to keep up their writing skills over the summer.  Michaela was FURIOUS about this, and argued about it with me for the rest of the evening.  "You are RUINING MY SUMMER VACATION!!" said she.  Jenna, on the other hand, whispered to me, "I think doing book reports will be fun" as I tucked her into bed that night.  Another sharp contrast between them emerges.

Happy Spring.


Anonymous said...

You vacation-ruiner you! Laundry room looks great! Love, Mom

Anonymous said...

I LOVED all these random ruminations but I have to admit I kept getting hung up on you loving those worms! NO pictures??!!! Love, LW