Sheesh. I don't know about you, but I'm sick of that lego picture. I mean, I love legos and all, but legos staring me in my face for over a week? Breathe, Karenpie, breathe. Ahh, much better.
How was your Easter? Good? I hope you had beautiful weather, loving family and/or friends with whom to share it and - of course I'm going to say it - loads of chocolate eggs and bunnies! My personal fave is Dove's solid, milk chocolate bunny. Mmmmmmm. It's been over 48 hours and I have managed to stay away from my kids' chocolate bunnies.
It's a personal record. Thank you, thanks so much.
We had visitors for Easter - Duane's folks came from Kansas. Let me introduce you to my mother and father-in-law, Stan and Joan (pronounced "Joanne"). We love it when they visit! Joan always does my dishes. Joan, can I just tell you I love you for doing my dishes? Of course, I love you for more reasons than that, one of them being you play games with my kids and another is that you had Duane. My hunka hunka burnin' love. Oh. Are you not supposed to say stuff like that to your mother-in-law? My bad . . . .
Stan and Joan arrived just in time for Daniel and Katie's Easter program at school. Yes, we go to a school where they have an EASTER program. E-A-S-T-E-R - not to be confused with a spring program, which we will have in May. Here's Katie performing her little heart out. The little girl standing next to her is her BFF, Mia.
In this song, they did sign language for some of the words. The word they are signing here is "Jesus", and you touch your palm with your opposite middle finger, signifying the nail scars. Isn't that cool? Sign language is so . . so . . I don't know - creative? Visual? Pleasing to the eye? I just know that I love watching people sign.
Katie sang at the top of her lungs most of the time. She also sang with an intense look on her face, concentrating very hard. . . .
Katie? Are you OK? Honey, are you in pain?
Oh, I guess you're alright because you're GOOFING OFF in between songs, when you're supposed to be quiet and still.
My daughter? Goofing off? *sniff* I'm just so proud!
Daniel was up there too. I just don't think he was enjoying himself as much. However, he did have a part . . .
He was one of the twelve disciples, Matthew. Daniel was Matthew. NO, he wasn't his brother, he was the disciple, Matthew.
You may note the boys in front of him are wearing robes. Those boys are wearing what we in the theater call COSTUMES. Those boys have mothers who actually PAID ATTENTION to every one of the approximately 5 million papers that came home from school in the last couple of weeks.
See Daniel's costume? Really? You can't see his costume? Well, Daniel doesn't have one of those mothers. I think his cable knit, Children's Place Christmas sweater looks very period, don't you? I think it just screams Roman citizen daily attire. Poor Daniel, he'll be trading me in any day now.
I better get to his chocolate bunny while I still can.