So, Sunday has turned out to be a yucky day to do the blog. Now that Dovy’s only real time off is Sunday, I haven’t wanted to spend upwards of an hour to do it every week. Still trying to figure out when to do it…
This week, Dovy started school. It’s going awesome. We love it! Why didn’t we do this sooner? (Yeah, those are some pretty big lies.) But only because we are glad it’s getting over, it’s just that we’re both beat. We both have a lot of responsibilities heaped on top of us and it may be a little difficult to breathe for a little while. However, we’re both confident that Dovy is going to smash it this summer and we’ll be the happiest little graduated family that there ever was come August.
And because we like inflicting pain on ourselves, we decided to complete one of the downstairs bedrooms. (We only have a bathroom and one more bedroom to finish now – which may never get completed – ha!) The craziest part about all of this was the insertion of an egress window (one of those for basements that is big enough and low enough to climb out of in case of emergency.) We had to hire a guy to dig down about 6 feet so that the concrete cutters could come and create a massive hole in our basement. But it’s finished! (Now if only Provo hadn’t have decided to do maintenance on our block and shut off the electricity for 6 hours that day. Lame.) We hope to have the room finished within the next two weeks. Stoked!
Yesterday, I sang in Salt Lake with Meadowlark. Afterwards, we drove up to West Haven for the Copes’ twins’ blessing luncheon (couldn’t make it for the blessing; but we came to support anyway.) We made our last stop at G&G Wolthuis’s for dinner. It was such a treat to spend some time with them. And what a treat it was for our girls. They’ve had enough dessert for a week because, of course, they conned Grandpa into making “hot chocolate” with massive marshmallows, and then convinced him further to have full-bodied ice cream cones. (Don’t worry, Grandpa, they crashed in the car on the way home and were only on their best behavior all day today. Um, the latter part is false. Just sayin’.)
Elli seemed to have the funniest quotes this week. Her new rendition of Old MacDonald goes like this, “And a moo moo here, and a moo moo chicken, had a chicken, E-I-E-I-O!” She has also started playing with my ponytail and says, “Mommy have long hair like Rapunzel!” Oh, so sweet. But I think one of the most touching moments was when she looked at the picture of the Temple above our dining room table and said, “I gotta go to the Temple. Will you help me? Gotta go get my shoes on!”