Oh, FINALLY! It's spring break, baby and it couldn't be sweeter. We're getting tired of school around here and I don't just mean the kids. No more nightly homework or lunch boxes! My laundry is now cut in half since the kids aren't wearing uniforms every day. Of course now that we can sleep in, it means they get up extra early so they can play the Wii. I had to lay down the law last night which is - no Wii until you are dressed, beds are made and you have eaten breakfast. It's amazing how independent they become when they have a goal. All three kids did all those things before I was awake this morning. How sweet it is.
We don't have any major plans - no traveling or beach or even any sleepovers at this point. We do have a house guest . . .
Meet Lilly - she's a sweetheart and she loves cat food.
Lilly belongs to the Bonners, who are in Hawaii for spring break. Our cats are totally down with it. In fact, they are grateful she's eating all their new food - they can't stand it but I won't buy their old food until the new is all gone. Lilly is TOTALLY HELPING THEM OUT. The animals are plotting against me.
The only thing we have going is Lego Day this Thursday. The boys invited 13 friends over to play legos all day. They will all bring their own sack lunch - am I a genius or what? I may make them cookies, though. I found a recipe for homemade Oreos - mmmmmmm.
We had a Lego Day warmup yesterday. It was "BrickFest" at the Oregon Convention Center and we scooted over there after church and Starbucks. Salina people, picture this - a huge room about double the size of the 4-H building/Ag Hall complex filled with lego stuff. Of course there were people selling legos but we were there to see the displays they had made out of legos. The participants were from all over the country and they were primarily grownups. Look at this -
A roller coaster . . . oh my . . .
. . . here's the other half of it.
Here are the kids, watching it. It was really cool. We spent close to three hours at this thing and it was CRAZY the stuff that people built. There was a big group of guys from southern CA who built a lego city, complete with a train station, two running trains, a farm area, 15 ft suspension bridge and city skyline.
There were also a ton of Star Wars lego things, of which the boys are completely entranced. Matthew and Daniel each got a much-coveted Star Wars figure. Let me introduce you to the two newest members of the family -
Count Dooku and Mace Windu. Count Dooku is a bad guy - think Darth Vader before Darth was around. Mace is a good guy - he's a Jedi knight and he's on the Jedi Council and I can't believe I'm even talking about them. I'm a geek.
But at least my kids think I'm cool. That's all that matters, right? RIGHT?
Hellooooo - is this thing on?