Sunday, March 23, 2014

The Ides of March

My high school choir teacher always used to say "Beware the Ides of March!" He thought we all got crazy around that time. I thought it was funny that any time someone was mad or sad, or did something weird or different he would say "Beware the Ides of March!" 

Well, so far March has been pretty non-eventful. St. Patrick's Day came and Asher was all excited about it. I'm not sure why, because all I will EVER do for St. Pat's is dye our food green and/or put spinach in everything. 

I sprinkled green sprinkles on the dutch babies after food coloring failed. It looked moldy, but tasted good.

 We are at the tail end of a two week long spring break for both kids. They are excited to go back to school next week. It has been nice to not have to worry about schedules, but it will be great for the kids to get out of the house more. I've been really bad about that.

We have had a few appointments with specialists as well. It stresses me out big time because usually they are somewhat far away (at least a half hour) and the appointments last forever. And then there is the added bonus of watching Ezra go through weird tests. This is a picture of his EKG at the cardiologist. He actually smiled a lot during this test because it wasn't invasive, the technician was smiling at him and making funny noises, and he is just a generally happy baby. He was good when I removed all those super sticky things with oil too. His echo however was a little harder. His chest got really cold from the ultrasound equipment and he didn't like being wrapped up for that long. But he passed his tests! The doctor told me his heart looked healthy and strong. I was so relieved. 

Also, he is like 16 pounds! I just laugh at how big this boy is. 
 The only one who might be affected by the Ides of March (whatever they are) is Gwen. She is a pretty determined little girl. When she wants to do something, she does it. She likes to help in the kitchen a lot, and she is starting to do math, read, and spell. She can kind of do her own hair (princess Leia style) and she always helps herself to my lip gloss. She is amazingly good at legit puzzles and she puts together her own outfits. I think she is going to be good at whatever she decides to be good at, because she is so determined. At least she still lets me do her nail polish.


Tracy Mills said...

Ezra is so cute. So glad his test results came out well. What a relief. I never understood the big deal about St Patty's day either. You probably did more than I did. Miss you all.

William said...

Thanks for sharing your season of March :) We were traveling on St. patty's day and I forgot to even think about it to pack green for the kids to wear.... whatever.
Thanks for sharing Ezra's positive test results, I'm so glad to hear he is as healthy as can be :)
Love you guys over there!!!

Lynette Mills said...

Yes, big relief on the test results! Your family is always fun to hear about. Love you!

Kristy said...

I'm glad to hear everyone is doing so well. We miss you and your family. I'm also glad everyone loved the moldy dutch babies. :)