Seven Quick Takes

1. I finally updated our Cast of Characters page to include Gemma… sorry, third child (but you might as well get used to it).

2. Joe took the older two girls to a father-daughter dance last weekend, and it was so cute to see them get so excited about it, then hear about their night out. They had a blast on the giant slide (a now-defunct water slide), sugar rushes from their ice cream sundaes, and the deejay played Call Me Maybe right when they wanted to request it–so it was basically heaven for them. One of these years they’ll hopefully pick a new favorite song, but that one’s still the most requested in our house.

3. Grace is loving full-day pre-k. She tends to tell everyone who comes to our door that she is all done with half days, including (but not limited to) the Fedex guy and Jimmy John’s delivery girl.

4. One of the perks of full days is that now she gets to go to the school library. Her book choices are usually a surprise: there were a couple weeks of weird Eric Carle books (not your mainstream Very Hungry Caterpillar–I’m talking extra strange here), the Disney princess version of Where’s Waldo, and last week she showed up with a “Scooby-Doobie” book. I’m not sure what the draw was there, since the kids have never watched it, despite Sophie’s claim, “I WOVE (love) Scooby-Doobie!” At any rate, the book du jour was Scooby-Doo and the Rock and Roll Zombie. I can’t help but wonder who the target audience was for that one… other than little four-year-old Catholic school girls, of course.

5. In the meantime, Sophie is at home going through a million wardrobe changes a day, which would be much less annoying if she didn’t need assistance with them. She’s been digging the dress-up clothes she received for her birthday
IMG_0238among some of her more tame selections.

6. Joe’s parents are coming to visit this week, and the kids are so excited to get showered with attention from their grandparents. I keep adding to the list of things I want to get done while I have extra help–I’m sure I won’t accomplish half of it, but a girl can dream.

7. The sun is shining, the snow is melting, and it’s (fingers and toes crossed) starting to feel like spring. Try not to hate me too much, east coast friends, but it’s impossible to be in a bad mood today. I know Fridays don’t really count for stay-at-home moms, but it still feels pretty Fridayish to me!

Linking up with Kelly today–go see her for more takes!


5 Responses to "Seven Quick Takes"

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  1. Sara LaBruzzo

    March 6, 2015 at 6:06 pm

    The pic of Joe and the girls party night out is super sweet.
    Praying for safe travels for Margaret and Gregg and avery busy happy house for the week!

  2. Lisa

    March 6, 2015 at 8:04 pm

    The father-daughter dance- how cute! And I feel the same way about toddler wardrobe/ dress-up changes- wouldn’t mind them if I didn’t have to be involved. 😉

    • Francine Weber

      March 7, 2015 at 12:25 pm

      I know! I love when they can change themselves… their choices aren’t exactly stylish, but if they’re (mostly) clean and decent then I don’t care very much if they’re wearing 50 shades of pink stripes. 😉

  3. Laura

    March 6, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    The Daddy/Daughter dance sounds so sweet! I still remember when my dad took my sister and me to our Girl Scout’s Troop Daddy/Daughter dance when I was 7.

    • Francine Weber

      March 7, 2015 at 12:24 pm

      That’s so cute! There wasn’t an age restriction for this one, so Joe said there were even a few dads with middle/high school aged daughters there. I wish I could have seen it!

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