Emily has started taking swimming lessons after school and loves them. The twins love watching her when we go to pick her up. So one Saturday we headed off to the Y for some fun in the water. Everyone had a fabulous time, but I am pretty sure that Spencer had the most fun of all. He was nervous at first, but once he adjusted he was the happiest boy there!
I have always been fascinated by language – but how words form, how their meaning evolves etc… This fascination only grew when I became a mom, because to be honest, toddlers are the world’s best word creators, and really, we should listed to them more.
We do a lot of reading around here. A lot. We read to the kids, and Emily reads to all of us. And now the twins read too.
It seems like this winter is finally coming to an end. This morning we left the house to ABOVE freezing temperatures (33 degrees!). Since we have stood at the bus stop with temperatures at 5, before the windchill, this was very welcome. The last storm was the prettiest by far.
I love birthdays. I love organizing birthday parties, planning the details, etc. My absolute favorite was Emily’s tea party birthday. I loved hunting down cups and saucers and making tea sandwiches etc… but a very close second was her art party.
So far, the kids have had 17 days of no or delayed school. Which means I have missed classes on 17 days. But for me it was actually more, because of sick kids. So the limited “free” time I have had I have devoted to school work and I have fallen dreadfully behind on this baby book project. Each post takes time to write, gather the pictures, water mark the pictures, upload them, code them in HTML, get it up…. And time has not been my friend. Time has been consumed by kids, school house, ice dams, drips in the bathroom, rain in the kitchen, colds, coughs, ear infections, throat infections and two kids who have given up on sleep.
Missed posts include a family vacation to Crayola (I put up part one but never part 2). That post is likely not coming. A post on finally getting the kids to sleep, all night, in their own beds (halleluiah!). We have had Emily’s birthday party and that needs a post too. But Spring Break is coming (even if it seems like Spring is not) so I plan to use that time to try to catch up. In the meantime I give you pictures from some random photoshoots.
Happy Birthday my dearest Emily!