bec - I got lost a bit - which daughter got pierced? I have promised Caroline she can have hers done for the her 8th birthday and have been thinking about how to go about it. My dh took dd1 when she was 10, so I haven't been involved before.
MM - Wow! Congratulations! I went to med school with 1 child already in tow, and had 2 more while there. It might be easier to have them all here, first.
tjsmama - 40 points, 50 questions, each question 0.8 points, you must have missed 3, I'm thinking.
On biking, my little dd is still not comfortable on a bike without training wheels. She actually finally managed to ride late fall - but it was apparently scary, or something, because she rode the 2 blocks home after she finally got up on 2 wheels with me running after her, turned successfully into our driveway, and ran into the house and cried for a while and wouldn't try again. I'm hoping this spring she'll be more fearless.
NRR - Yesterday was my soon-to-be-DIL's bridal shower brunch. My first official event as the MIL! It was fun. We (my dds and I) were late, unfortunately. I had a client in labor, and I was trying hard to stay for her birth. In my whole career, although I've been out of town and had my partner end up delivering for me, I've never had to go off and leave a client already in labor. This lady came at 1 am, with her water broken, not really in labor yet. 6th baby, last one was a true shoulder dystocia that I've still not entirely recovered from! She and her partner and her 3 sons were there, since they had no babysitter (her oldest child died in a car accident several years ago, and her #4 is in the middle of custody dispute with a different dad.) She was active by early morning, but shortly before I needed to leave to drive the 2 1/2 hours to the shower, she was still 4cms, so I called my partner and signed out, and introduced him to her. She ended up delivering 25 mins after I walked out of the hospital :( So, I missed a birth, left a client in labor - but still was late to the shower since I deliberated so long on whether to leave or not. My partner said this birth went really well - two pushes, no shoulder issues, mom birthed side-lying at her request (not something my partner is really used to, but he tries very hard to be accomodating to my clients!)
Ds2 went to the regional science fair project session yesterday, and dh went with him and also served as a judge himself. Ds qualified for state again, and received a special award as well. No other word on the English teacher situation yet. He seems to be trying hard to catch up the few things he has left to do for the quarter before it ends this week, and seems remorseful about the whole situation.
Today, I'm hoping to put some serious sewing time in. I need to get working on DD1's prom dress. Prom is unfortunately the same day as the state science fair, so I'm not sure how we're working all of that, yet. This having multiple children thing is really challenging at times! (I didn't even mention that we had to rush back from the shower because dd1's high school band had their biggest fund raiser of the year last night, and her jazz band was playing in which she's the pianist.)