Saturday, March 30, 2013


Despite some rookie mistakes by Mummy, a good time was had by all at Burlington City Park, and Charlotte was proud to add her culinary touches to the cupcakes.  Claire spent nearly the whole time with her long-lost triplet, Nicholas.  (They wore one another's jackets when the cool wind blew).  And, of course, there were more PRESENTS!  AND tomorrow is EASTER.  Really, life don't get no better than this.

Friday, March 29, 2013

The big 4

Claire and Charlotte were VERY excited to turn 4 yesterday.  "Look how big I am now!" Charlotte exclaimed when she came downstairs.  They celebrated at daycare with cupcakes, picked big sister up from school, and opened a large pile of wonderful presents: for Claire, a tool to help her read, tons of books, some costumes, a baby elephant, and other great stuff; for Charlotte, a tool belt "like Claire's", a Hot Wheels car launcher (that serves no apparent purpose but makes her very happy), bunches of books, and a near-life-size zebra.

Today, the whole family was together for Good Friday, and the festivities continued with a trip to the Greensboro Children's Museum, where Claire enjoyed the "real, live fire truck" and Charlotte reveled in the police car and mail truck.  (We have never observed a happier postal worker).  Tomorrow we'll have another birthday party, this time with the "street people".  It was hard to get to sleep tonight...

In other news, Louise was very proud to show off the chicken dance she learned at school:

Monday, March 25, 2013

Fly a kite

The mercury may disagree, but Spring has arrived, and the girls are having a great time with Charlotte's new kite:

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Easter musical

Charlotte did it, she did it!  Claire had been practicing her lines for the preschool musical for weeks, but when she saw the assembled crowd, she fled backstage.  Fortunately, and to our surprise, Charlotte donned the costume and stepped into the role on Saturday:  MGP Easter Musical

Afterwards, there was a rock hunt.  Louise was proud that she could read the instructions and the list of colours (one rock of each) for her sisters.  

The busy day continued with a daycare friend's birthday party at the Museum of Life & Science, for Charlotte and Claire, and a ballet class for Louise.  (Louise loves ballet).