Lucy has found an ingenious new way to get around. She's quite proud of her new "walker."
Max is inseparable from his Suns jersey. And he's getting pretty good at the cello. And he and his basketball team have had a tough season. I think they're one and six now. But they're keeping their chins up and having a great time and are learning a ton from their excellent coach (who happens to be Dave).Elle got some serious bangs. And I overheard her telling her friends in the gymnastics carpool that she thinks her legs are "chubby." Check out those toothpicks. And we went and played tennis a couple weekends ago.Elle is such a great big sister. She has been reading many a book to her little sisters lately. And I'm telling you, I think she could get a job as a library story teller. She's really good at it. She's also an interesting clothing coordinator.We love all the neighbor kids. And they have ingenious ways to invent forms of transportation.
Grace and her friend decided to have a "necklace sale" (as opposed to the usual lemonade stand, which they realized just doesn't do the trick as well in the winter). I'm not sure where they got the necklaces, or what qualified them to be "pretty" or "werid" (I like that spelling), but I loved their sale "ad."
Claire loves being four and likes to show it off. She also likes getting her face painted like a kitty at the gym. She also likes to throw herself dramatically to the ground when she doesn't get what she wants.Grace loves to lug Lucy around on her hip. Lucy doesn't love it as much. But she's starting to prefer Grace to the other kids which makes Grace incredibly delighted. Lucy likes to show off her belly.
I found Lucy crying and Max sitting next to her with a total guilty look on his face. When I looked closer I noticed Lucy had bite marks on her cheek. Seriously...Max is 10! I asked what in the world was going on and he said he was just trying to kiss her cheek but that she was just so cute that he had to "nibble it a little bit." Then I couldn't be mad because I want to eat up that squishy face too.This the view we have of sunsets from our front yard. We have some pretty amazing wing-dinger sunsets here. (Ignore the blurriness and embrace that incredibly handsome man with his glasses-proud, sweet daughter.)The three older kids got to be on the cover of a community magazine. They were over the moon. The girls did an ad for it a couple months ago, and they couldn't believe their good fortune then. Imagine their excitement this time. It's like a dream come true!