We have had such a fun-filled week! It started bright and early Monday
morning when GG's dad dropped her off at our house and Mom and I got to walk
she and James to school.
Then, that evening, we celebrated our dear friend Caden's
birthday party while he and his family were here for a visit!
It was such a fun party, and of course we loved seeing Caden
and baby Finn.
On Wednesday, I swam in my first ever swim meet!
Backstroke and freestyle, and 2 ribbons to prove it!
Thursday, Mom was back at my school to watch my ballet Peak
Week. Despite my timid face, I love ballet, and Mom was
pleased that I was such a good listener all class.
James also had an exciting day on Thursday - he went with
Dad to help give the final exam to his class on campus! He apparently did a great job of
playing quietly and also writing how much time was left on the chalkboard.
On Friday, James was on holiday, so I stayed home too and we
had a really fun playdate with Caden.
He gave us the awesome castle that we decorated at his birthday
party! (It wouldn't fit very well
on the plane ride back to CA.)
We have been playing in it ever since - what a wonderful
gift! After lunch with Caden and his family, we had a little down time before
our cousins arrived!!
We have had the best time. There's of course been tons of
time playing in the castle, but we also went to my soccer game yesterday (where
I scored multiple goals!)
Dyed easter eggs
Decorated the back patio with chalk and then had a dance
party, and of course, hunted for Easter eggs!
We woke up to find that the Easter bunny had left us each a
basket of new books. James was
especially surprised / excited to learn that there is a sequel to Zombie
Goldfish! (He's had a hard time putting it down.)
We did an excellent job finding the eggs on the patio and in
the front yard, and we were all particularly kind to Audrey and let her find
After downing lots of candy, it was time to burn some
energy, so we went to the playground at James's school.
We tried hard to fly a kite, but the wind was rather
intermittent so we had only limited success. That didn't keep us down for long, though!
We have the rest of the afternoon to play before our cousins
leave in the morning. And then
Mom, James, and I head down to FL on Wednesday for spring vacation!! We are so excited.