Thanks to 5 Minutes For Books, I received an advance readers' edition of Jeffrey Stepakoff’s new book Fireworks Over Toccoa from St. Martin’s Press, with the requirement to post a review of the novel on my blog. It actually started out somewhat confusing. The author switched back and forth between the present and past so I had to keep going back to remember the character's names and the dates associated with them. Later on this wasn't an issue because I knew the characters well enough, however when I was just getting to know them, it was very confusing. This book was a very easy read and had no bad language however I probably should have paid much better attention to what the book was about before agreeing to receive the book. I thought it was just going to be a good love story. It definitely was a love story but I didn't like the circumstances of the main couple. I didn't agree with what they chose to do and I especially didn't like the length love scene. Although at the end of the book, I was getting a little emotional, which shows it was well written and the author developed the characters well. I'm pretty sure anyone that reads this has the same standards as me, and I would not recommend this book to any of you.
Seth- Work. :) He is having an awesome month at work. For the month he's currently the top 4th salesman in the entire company and I'm so proud.
Dezi- Warm weather. I bought a pedometer a while ago, hoping to walk 10,000 steps a day but have been very disappointed as I've learned my daily average is about 5000. However, this week for the first time I walked more than 10,000 steps. Yay me! ;) And it was all because it was nice enough to go to the park and walk while the boys played.
Easton- Spring Break. Last Sunday thinking he wouldn't remember about Spring Break, I told Easton he didn't have school the next day, to which he yelled "I don't have school all week!" He's enjoyed not having to get up and dressed right away, as well as playing with friends he normally doesn't get to play with since they have afternoon kindergarten.
Cole- Knowing he'll be going to kindergarten this fall. After keeping Easton back, we decided we'd hold all the boys back since they have summer birthdays, but after many conversations this past week, we have changed our minds. I asked Cole if he wanted to go to kindergarten and he got so excited and the next morning he woke up and told me he needed to get ready with Easton so he could go to school.
Peyton- His boys. He always calls Easton and Cole "my boys". He'll ask me many times throughout the day, "Mom, where are my boys?"
Trey- Crawling. He's been doing the army crawl and scooting for a while now, but just in the past two days has gotten very fast.
I won a mini photography session from Photo By Emile. It was her Easter Shoot and it also happened to be on the exact day Trey was nine months. Yay! Isn't he adorable? ;) The bunny is real but obviously Trey is too young to actually hold it, although he did try poking it a couple times.
Late last night, I suddenly remembered that I did something fun for April Fool's Day last year. So I had to come up with something to do for them today. I remembered seeing meatloaf made to look like cupcakes with mashed potatoes as frosting. Really easy and fun. I also made "peas and carrots" from green Airheads and orange Starbursts. I had everything set at the table when everyone came to eat. And it actually fooled them. They said "We get cupcakes for dinner?! What is the real dinner? That's a dessert." Cole even got excited when he started to peel the cupcake wrapper away cause he thought it was chocolate. Hee hee.
Terrible picture, I know, but I didn't even think to check it after taking it. I did get out rolls (homemade even :) and green beans to go with the meatloaf - lest you think I really let them just eat candy and a tiny meatloaf. Strange thing about Peyton - he LOVES green beans! He can eat an entire can by himself. And after he ate the 4 servings I put on his plate, he said "Mom, can I have a bite of yours?" Trey eating his real green beans