To say that I’m feeling a bit scattered these days would be an understatement of grand proportions. It seems as if yesterday I was slogging through the cold and snow of January, and then today I woke up and summer is almost here. I hate letting more than a week go by without writing here, even if it means a scattered post to match my mindset.
Elena is wrapping up her last year in Intermediate School. Next year she’ll be in seventh grade! When I think about myself at her age – awkward, unsure of myself, obsessed with boys – I marvel at how different Elena is. I’m sure she would say she feels the same as I did inside, but she just projects such confidence and maturity. I’m in awe of the kid. One thing that is drastically different from me at this age? We just found out she’ll be in honors algebra for high school credit next year. In 7th grade. She definitely got that from a different branch in the family tree.
We hosted the neighborhood Easter Egg hunt last weekend with our next door neighbors. Together, Renee and I stuffed 300 plastic eggs! It was a beautiful day and everyone seemed to have a good time. I took this picture of Eli and his one of his best buddies. They are ridiculously cute together. Yet another reason we love our home and our neighbors.
The kids caught a baby rabbit the other day. For two hours, grand plans were made for it to be a pet (though exactly which neighborhood kid was going to keep it made for a heated discussion). He/She was named S’more and my entire supply of baby carrots ended up in the box with the rabbit. I was grilling brats in the backyard when I heard the screams. S’more had escaped, and dreams of a pet rabbit were shattered for all. Oh well, at least we have the selfie to prove he/she existed.
We’re busy this week hosting family from Spain! My uncle, two of my cousins, and my cousin’s daughter are visiting from Seville. We’ve been practicing our Spanish on them as much as possible. Even though they barely understand each other, Eli and Huga played together as if they’ve known each other for years. After they’d been at our house for a little over an hour, Eli asked Huga, “Can you speak English yet?”
I hope you had a wonderful Easter and that you’ve been able to finally enjoy some spring blossoms and warm weather!