I have spoken a lot here this spring about the crazy ups and downs of the weather. The week-end of Easter, the week-end of Mom's birthday, and many other week-ends and many week days have been cold this spring. But sprinkled here and there have been some beautiful days. Wednesday was one of those days - the girls were running through their new very special sprinkler from Great Grandma. The next day it was back to cool weather and jackets.
Kristen has had her ups and down this week as well. She'll have a good day, then not so good the next. The girls have been home several nights, and I have kept them some nights as well. Please pray for complete recovery for her. Thank the Lord her professors made the decision to give her Incomplete grades so that she can complete her courses as soon as she physically and mentally is able.
The twins are getting to be more and more fun - and the amount of oversight required is more and more intense. Katie can walk, if she wants to. She prefers to walk on her knees - not crawling, but upright on her knees. Emma isn't interested in walking yet, but she is climbing up on everything in sight. I have to watch her every minute!
They love to remove tissues from the boxes, and crayons are a favorite thing to throw around. (Don't worry - I took care of that hanging cord immediately!)
When we got outside to play, I put them on the grass, but they immediately head for the patio or the rocks - go figure! They end up with camel's knees - ouch!
They are learning to eat with a spoon.
Feisty's birthday was Tuesday - she is now 5. Hard to believe! We had a little family party at our house Sunday afternoon. Care Bear sat down at her little table and immediately took on her role of Event Planner.
Unfortunately, she forgot the first rule of event planning - sit down with the party giver and see what she wants to have at her party. It caused a bit of consternation on the part of Care Bear, but she finally got over her tiff and joined in the fun.
Aunt G brought something fun to make as the festivities began.
The best part - opening the gifts!
The little ones got in on the fun.
The second best part - blowing out the candles and eating the cake - (Care Bear made the cake and decorated it.)
AND the ice cream ---
Tomorrow (Saturday) we're heading for the zoo for another celebration.