My day started bright and early with the open house looming--I had to get the non-sick kids to school and clean the entire house before 9:30 a.m. I also made a batch of butterscotch blondies because I'm hell-bent on getting that bakery smell in the air.
So I had to evacuate the house for several hours and I decided to try and get some birthday-related errands done for Andy's big day. Of course, I was nervous doing this because I had to bring poor sick Teddy along--but he was a trooper. I think now that the antibiotics are in his system he's feeling a little better.
So we did some present-shopping and had lunch--then I felt that I really needed to get him home to rest. I dropped him off and continued my birthday errands, including a trip to the grocery store for the chocolate fountain fixin's--I did manage to pull that off!
I think Andy appreciated it!
I know Pickle enjoyed it!!
Then I tried to get some study time in with Patrick who was in the next round of the spelling bee (county level) tonight. I was so tired that I fell asleep in the middle of asking him a word!
After a quick dinner and Andy's present-opening we headed off to the bee. Good news! Patrick has made it to the next level again! This time it will be at the state level! The winner of that one will go on to the National bee in Washington D.C.! Have I used enough exclamation marks in that paragraph!?! !!!
You wouldn't have believed these crazy-time words get got--vorlage (pronounced for-lagga), Baedeker, pangolin, realschule (I don't even know how you pronounce that one!) It went on for hours...and hours... It was nuts!
Big congratulations to Patrick! He also won a Borders gift certificate and got a nice t-shirt. He is very proud!
So here I am just now getting to my computer for the first time today--I had almost 100 emails waiting!! Thank you all for the birthday wishes for Andy and I apologize once again for not getting around to any blogs--I am crossing my fingers the rest of the week won't be so crazy and I can start to catch up!