First Ethan turned 3 on the 15th of March..WOW he is getting so big. Check out his Birthday pics. Let me give you a little background so you won't think the cake is as weird as it looks. This kid loves peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. He asks for one daily. We even went through a phase where he would bring me a spoon and the peanut butter jar and expect me to open the jar and give him a big scoop.
So when I asked him what he wanted for his birthday he said..Peanut Butter and Jelly, so peanut butter and jelly is what he got in the form of this cake:
We had Spring Break last week and I took a few photos of my mom, grandma, and I went to Forest Hills,Louisiana to get plants for our yards. One of the nurseries is so HUGE that we were there for over three hours..You name it and they had it. Such a great trip.. I love taking trips with the two of them.. we always make great memories.
Grandma picked up
these knock out roses
and I picked up a few
ferns to plant in the shade of one of our
decks around the house.
I also picked up some
azaleas, tomato plants, and cucumber plants
so that Carter could have a vegetable garden.
I hope to get all the plants in the ground this weekend, we'll see.
Everyone was home by Wednesday night and the four of us spent a lot of time together hanging out. We ended up at Books A Million twice.. the boys love to play with the train set there, even though we have one that is almost identical to it at home. Jess reads books and I mainly look at stamping, scrapping, crafting, and home decorating magazines.
We really had a great break. It was very restful. Now if I can only get through the next two weeks. Our state testing begins next week for k-2 and the following week for 3-4. The whole building is a little on edge and of course the kids are all loopy because of the nice weather. Hopefully my fourth graders will pull it together by the 13th when our testing begins. I hate all this testing..too much stress.
On a little lighter note, I am almost done with my first semester of grad school and it has taken me till now to get school, work, extra curricular activities and home life coordinated to where I don't feel so stressed and the house doesn't look like a bomb went off. I finish up the remainder of my grad assignments the 20th and then finals are the first week of May. Looking forward to a little break from it. I will start back the first of July taking three hours. Everything I'm doing right now is offered online, but there is still alot of work that goes into it. I am hopeful I can complete the program in about 2 1/2 years...We'll see.
I'm off to bed. We have 10 am soccer in the morning. Then I have plans to clean house a little, scrapbook, and work on a little grad work.
Love to you all!