On Friday we got our new budgie, Romanos. He's an English Budgie and the kids named him. I must say it is a fitting name - he chirps quite melodiously! :) Thankfully he is hand-raised, so he's quite used to be handled. I say thankfully because my older three do not leave him alone for a moment when they are awake. (Sometimes mama has to intervene for birdie's sake!) But he really is a good bird, very tolerant and relaxed, despite being manhandled by 3 well-meaning children. And they love when he eats from their hands. While I'm told he will eat anything, we've found he prefers apples and broccoli. So far.
D started a new contract in the new year and it's keeping him quite busy. Otherwise, life is the same. Except on Mondays when there is skating. Then, there is somewhat of a scrambling to get home, eat, read a story, work on a math problem, build some Lego, and then get out to skating. It's not terribly crazy, but it's different from our usual routine. My crockpot is a great friend for days like these. A nice roast, a whole chicken, chicken soup. Bonus, I can leave the house while it's cooking to do errands. I think everyone should have a crockpot! :)
By the way, the kids love skating. First, J thought she'd be skating circles around the rink. She was disappointed the first lesson was all about getting up after falling. M remembered from last year's skating episode. And he actually was able to walk/skate a bit on the ice. With plenty of tumbles mind you. And we love watching our babies. Our babies that are not quite so little anymore.