Yes, you read the date right. It's only April and this is what we were up to today:
Call me crazy (I won't be offended), but it was HOT (our back yard has NO afternoon shade) and I knew both kids would get a kick out of splashing in the kiddie pool. After retrieving said pool from the attic, blowing it up, finding and attaching a hose to the closest location, and filling it all of 2 inches, we were in business. Kaden played and played and played. Marin took awhile to warm up to it (no, the water never did warm up, it was like ICE!), but soon loved splashing around. I had to strip her to her onesie and even then she was soaking wet. She especially loved playing with the purple ball Kaden brought in. Imagine the fun these two are going to have this summer. All without leaving the comforts of our very own back yard! (they will be clad in swim suits this summer though!)
Really, could someone clarify? I just don't understand how this happens! Was I sleeping? Did I blink? Literally yesterday I had this big beautiful baby boy and now he's four! He's bargaining like a teenager, picking out his own clothes, making his bed, riding a bike, and going to preschool. Note to self: Do Not Blink or Sleep for the next 10 years! Who knows what I'll wake up to find!
We had a VERY fun day celebrating Kaden. He's old enough that he helped "plan" certain aspects of the day and was really looking forward to "everyone" coming. He's been to two parties for his classmates in the past month, so I was worried he'd want friends to come this year (which just isn't possible with out of town family all coming). He asked once, but didn't bring it up again. And, after the big day, when asked what his favorite part of the day was, his reply was "Having all the grandmas and grandpas come."
Playing outside with Grandma Steckel
Marin and Daddy (this may have been one of the twenty minutes Marin wasn't crying on party day! Poor girl is just getting over an ear ache that lasted about a month.)
Enjoying his new balance bike (notice, no pedals)
Oh my, a real guitar! It is a lot easier on the ears than the 50 cent garage sale one he's been playing for a year!
The cake. Only my second Wilton cake and I was pleased with how it turned out (tasted yummy too...I like to use almond extract instead of vanilla). It did take me forever to decorate though...we're talking at least 3 hours! Whew! I wasn't quite ready to let everyone eat it . I was thinking more along the lines of museum display for a week or so, then cut into it!