We had a very eventful Spring Break this year!! First, we adopted a new family member. Felix the Cat is 5 months old, and that perfect combination of playful, affectionate, and independant. And he's gorgeous.
Then we had 7 guests for most of the week. With 8 children, from age 10 (TJ) down to age 1 week (my friend's newborn- totally kissable!) and 4 grown-ups squeezed into our little house, it was a blast and a nightmare at the same time. My kids were thrilled to see their Idaho cousins again, and I was thrilled to be able to snuggle a new baby for 8 whole days. Then with 3 days left of Spring Break we went to the beach. My in-laws rented a cute little house for us all, and we enjoyed hanging out, visiting the Oregon Coast Aqaurium, and walking on the beach.
We had a great vacation- and now back to normal life this week. JJ is having some real seperation anxiety lately. He can't leave my side. It's affected him going to school. He uses his hefty body weight and muscles to protest. I can't get him into the bus without his cooperation, so he has missed quite a bit of school lately. I don't like this, but really feel at a loss for options. It happens at church, at grandma's house, in the parking lot of the grocery store, anywhere- and I can't ever leave the house without JJ freaking out. Not fun for anyone. But we will get through it. This phase will hang around for a while and then he'll be over it and onto a new and equally difficult stage. That's life.
Catch me if you can-