1) After reading this blog of a mother of twelve (twelve!) I have found the next diet I am ready to try. Please don't tell me that "diet" is a four letter word, I know it and I hate them, but I really need a strict jumpstart to eating right. This is the one that I'm going to try.
2) Back in December when Maggie went for her 4 year old physical, her Pediatrician (Dr. A) said her ear looked "weird" and wanted her to go see an ENT. The ENT said her ear looked normal. A few months later, Maggie went to a different pediatrician (Dr. B) for a sick visit, who also asked me about her ear. I said that the ENT said it was fine. Well, Dr. A and Dr. B talked and decided Maggie really should go back to the ENT again. So this week she went back to the ENT (side note - do doctors realize how difficult it is to schedule appointments when you work full-time and have 5 children?). This time the ENT saw something and fished around and used a suction device, and found a little white bead rolling around in her ear.
We have no clue how long it's been in there or how it got in there for that matter!
3) I've found the next race I will be running after our half-marathon next month. It's the ING Hartford Half Marathon, and it's in October which means I will have to train in the hot summer months - yuck! But I'm going to be running it with Cari if she doesn't chicken out and use a lame excuse like "I just had my sixth baby 6 months ago and I'm not ready" ;)
4) Found on my bedside table from John-Paul for Valentine's Day:
That sweet boy used his own money to buy me some girl scout cookies because he knows my love affair with cookies. How sweet.
Found a quiet activity for the kids to play. These are great and I wish I discovered them sooner!
6) Found Xander's current favorite toy:
7) Found out that our dear Fr. Bill died on Wednesday morning.
Although he was a priest, he was definitely the grandfather I never had. He married my parents, and baptized all 6 of their children, then married us all to our significant others, and baptized almost all of our children. He was one of the most amazing people I ever knew, and you can read more about him here. I am sure he is celebrating in Heaven, dancing with his sister who could never walk on Earth. We will miss him dearly.