C&C had TWO birthday parties to attend this weekend. Daddy & Louise had a comparatively leisurely day of gymnastics and playing with neighbours.
Mummy's view of Party 1: the first party featured pony rides, a hay ride, and toasting marshmallows / making S'mores. Claire's favourite aspect? Cake. Charlotte's? The pony ride.
Party 2, according to Mummy: lots of happy running around at the Museum of Life & Science, 20 minutes of learning about animals (a chinchilla, a ferret, and a silky chicken). Claire? "My favourite part was Addison (a classmate)." Charlotte raved about the gift bag. The contents of the gift bag were interesting. The two bags were identical. Charlotte pulled out a two-part toy and said, "Wow, a Propeller!" Claire pulled out one part of the same toy and said the birthday girl "gave me a Sword of Light to fight Daddy!"
In other news, the girls were behaving like siblings Friday evening, and Louise commented on Charlotte's stature. "I may be small," Charlotte replied, "but I can do big things!"
Louise last weekend had a playdate with Katie, who she hadn`t seen for quite a while. They had a fun morning and afternoon. With Karen's help play-doh was made and played with!
Monday, November 4, 2013
We had a crafty weekend. On Saturday, we built boats at Home Depot and painted ceramics in Carrboro. But the most fun was had at the Maple View Ag Center, which had opened its gates to raise money for Jackson Wall and other kids with pediatric pulmonary hypertension. There was a face painter, a clown who made balloon animals, four craft tables, a hay ride that toured the farm, a petting zoo, and a bouncy castle. Jackson was also there, looking cute and having fun, and Daddy and Mummy felt exceedingly grateful for good health.
Friday, November 1, 2013
All three girls were very excited to celebrate All Hallow's Eve. Initially, Claire planned to be a ninja, Charlotte a pirate, and Louise a peacock. On the morning of Halloween, Claire planned to be Spidergirl, Charlotte, Spiderman, and Louise, an angel. So naturally, when Trick-or-Treat began, these are the characters who left our house: