I honestly didn't think I was ever going to get back to you guys. Today when I called the "Geek Squad" and they calmly told me that after 99 hours, my data was only 30% recovered, I kind of cracked up a little bit. It was raining again. The kids were skating in the family room. Victoria was throwing dog food. I made an executive decision.
"Everyone, get it the car, we are on a mission to get my laptop (and we're going out to eat too, because no one, including me, liked my version of Stroganoff with spagetti noodles).
The sad news is my little netbook, with all my cute stickers plastered on it, is no more. The exciting news is now I have a real laptop like the cool people do. I think I look real professional sitting in my bathroom typing my blog now.
So, let me fill you in on all the latest. I had to get quite creative to satisfy my brilliant children's quest for knowledge. Luckily, I have a vast amount of fancy, high tech, educational child appropriate supplies. First, we got out the balloon from the Mexican restaurant (you might think that since I had no computer that I would have been inspired to cook more. Well, you would have been wrong.)
Victoria kept herself amused for a long time, shuffling herself across the living room. Especially since I kept moving the balloon.
Since I enjoy giving myself migraines, I scheduled a dentist appointment for all six kids on the same day. Can you guess who had a cavity? That would be the grumpy one on the right.
I brought out a fun game I like to creatively call "Bottles and Lids"." Of course, Catherine is wearing her bathing suit, again.
Victoria is really putting her legs closer and closer together.
The kids did some stretching exercises. I participated by eating Oreos.
The kids begged me to let them do some schoolwork, so I had to oblige.
We drew with chalk, but not so much on the sidewalk.
Someday soon I really gotta give little Catherine a tutorial on how to smile for a picture.
Pink hair again.
We bought some cool goo at Wal-mart. The goo turned the water into a slimy wonderland.
Shocker-roooo, Francesca hated it!
Just in case anyone decides to buy this stuff, it does stick to hair for quite a long time.
This is Victoria's version of peek-a-boo.
Check it out! Now that we actually folded the laundry, I found the July 4th shirts for everyone to match! This was truly remarkable. Now, I know some of you might worry that since I have a new, real laptop, that my laundry may suffer, but don't fret. I am willing to sacrifice for you all.
Victoria was pretty freaked out by the fireworks. She mostly burrowed her head in my neck the whole time. Francesca, surprisingly, wasn't impressed. I'm sure if the fireworks had been made of whip cream, we would have had a situation on our hands.
Of course, every holiday must be celebrated with a cake. I actually had blueberries for the stars, but some rotten son of mine ate them, so we had to use blue sprinkles. Luckily, I always have large quantities of sprinkles.
The girls designed a lemon-aide stand. They made $5.00 so far, which is almost as much as it cost me to buy the lemon-aide and the cups.
Francesca is learning to dress herself. I am so proud!
Victoria is learning how to throw everything. She even said "uh-oh" afterwards. Pretty impressive. Her EEG didn't show anything, so now we get to do a 24 hour, at home, EEG. I can't wait. I can't imagine how I am going to keep all those little wires attached to her head.
Francesca organized these books. She was so proud of herself. Besides unloading the dishwashers, this is her favorite thing.
And finally, more stretching. So, there you have it, now you are all caught up with our thrilling lives. Hope you all are doing well!!! Did anyone miss me?