We had some gorgeous warm spring weather - almost 80 degrees - so for a date night we went out to dinner and then walked a few miles on the greenbelt next to the temple. I have sure missed having our temple open. The open house will start soon and I am excited to bring our children here. They can't wait to go inside.
Lily and Annie had their final recital of the year. They have both grown so much as dancers. Lily loves clogging and does it everywhere she goes. Annie likes it too (and also clogs everywhere she goes) but wants to do ballet in addition to clogging. We just don't have the time for school, piano, and two different dance classes so we made a deal. We asked Annie to do one more year of clogging and then she can try another kind of dance.
Annie's kindergarten class has started an ABC countdown to the last day of school. Letter C day was "Crazy Hair Day". Annie really wanted to look like Poppy from the Trolls movie.
Joey was having a rough morning. He just wasn't happy about anything. I needed to work on my sharing time for Sunday, so I put on a movie, set him on the couch with his blanket, a drink, and the heater, and let him cry it out. A few minutes later he was quiet. I went to check on him and found him passed out on the floor in front of the heater - and he had wedged himself between the couch and the coffee table. I covered him with his blanket and left him there to rest. He slept like that for two hours. He never naps at 9 am. I guess he needed to catch up on some sleep.
Daddy has been working on finishing my birthday present. We ordered prints of the family pictures we took last fall. It is so nice to finally have a picture with all six of us. Daddy encouraged the mis-matched style of frames. It was a little scary for me at first, but now I love it. Happy birthday to me.
The last weekend in April we got a visit from Grammy and Grampy - plus Justin and Julie and their four kids. We had a house full and it was totally fun. The kids love playing with their older cousins. Spencer was so good with the boys. We woke up early Saturday morning and got in to the first tour of the temple that day. Tommy was very upset about having to wear covers on his shoes. But for the most part, we had a wonderful experience in the temple. Joey wanted to stop at all the paintings of Jesus to talk to "Jee-zee". Lily and Annie liked the baptismal font and all the beautiful crystal chandeliers.
We love to see the temple!
We played a how well do you know each other game. And then each girl gave their mom a little book. Each page of the book has something they love about their mom written on each page. I teared up a little trying to read it. I decided to save it and finish it at home. Such a cute idea. It was a beautiful little brunch.After the brunch we had to get the girls ready for their Spanish immersion parade. This was a crazy busy day!
Annie with her best friend Livia
Annie and her buddies Olivia and Livia
Great job on your parade performances girls!