So, a few weeks ago, my crappy computer crashed, and now I have a new one (now I'm a Mac user because Jason swears I'll cry far less tears over it because far fewer problems ever occur on a Mac. I haven't fallen head over heels in love like people seem to assume I would, but I do appreciate its easier user interface.
What's new: well, the big news is that Arch Patent won a $25,000 grant from Alabama Launchpad. Their website has been up and running for a while, but now they have a whole lot of money to put towards marketing. We're really excited to see what happens next!
I've been teaching lots of classes at the gym. Spin, zumba, interval, and strength. I love it; not quite as much as I love teaching children, but it's a close second :) In June, I start teaching at another gym, The Wellness Center in Jones Valley. My zumba classes will be on Wednesday mornings :).
And I'm happy to see that Blogger has updated it's program, and I'm now able to upload loads (pun intended :) of pics much easier and quicker! So, here's lots of photos to show you what we've been up to:
Lucy turned five at the end of april!
Papa 'n Lady came to town to celebrate
We're starting a new birthday pattern, one year on with a big party, and the next year something small. So, this year is Lucy's "small" celebration. She picked one friend - Audrey of course :) - to go with her to dinner and to an activity of her choice.
She chose Rosie's for dinner:
ate a whole bowl of cheese dip practically on her own,
|milk...does a body good.|
|and we finished the evening at Sweet CeCe's for ice cream!|
So, what else, we play outside ALL the time!
Lucy has finished school, and has a very creative "s" :)
At the end of the year program, Jack's class was doing a "bedtime" songs theme:
and Lucy's class:
the kids found jason's tools and for one whole day, all they did was "fix" jack's hummer. so cute!
Connor has developed a personality all his own. He is fierce and impatient. Woe to anyone who gets in his way, because he'll immediately go "all pterodactyl" on you. I'm referring to the shrill sound he makes as he screams at you the minute you do something not to his liking. It sounds just like the dinosaur sound. It's quite something...
But he's still super cute and wholly pleasant unless you're pestering him :)
Grandpa and Baba came to visit mid May:
And our pool is open - yea! Kids LOVE it!
They will run and jump from the side for hours!
And, when we anticipate rain, we just go outside and wait for it :)
With Gavin and Cameron across the street: