Much to Mummy's regret, Louise demonstrated Good Listening Ears this week, when Daddy was joking with Mummy. The next day, Louise was talking about her favourite characters from Cars. "Carla Veloso is fast. But she doesn't enter every race - it depends on the time of the month."
Claire is not easily impressed. On Friday, Daddy told her: "If you are a good girl, you'll get a surprise tomorrow after gymnastics." The following day, after gymnastics, Mummy took Claire and Charlotte to the mall, where they rode on a train, got balloons, and watched a Curious George show. During the walk back to the car, Claire turned to Mummy and asked, "What's the surprise?"
We had a wonderful time at Aunt Candy's birthday party. Mummy was rather unsuccessful in her efforts to climb a tree, but Louise blamed the equipment. "You were strong enough, Mummy - you just weren't wearing the right shoes." The kids also had the opportunity to play with cousins, watch other people climb the tree, ride a tractor, look at bee hives, stare into a pond with lily pads, and eat CAKE.