I'm sitting here enjoying some Mollie B. Polka Party and RFD-TV with grandma while she catches up with her kindle and I catch up with my photos. So much has happened since last time we came to grandma's but it also seems like we were just here!
It's definitely "spring" in Bozeman which means lots of intermittent snow, wind and rain. We took refuge in the Children's Museum one morning. Catherine was our shop keeper (note that her outfit was one of her original "princess" outfits, according to her. Anything dress-like is a princess outfit).
James took the kiddos to the park one halfway decent afternoon. Matthew conquered the climbing rock all by himself. He was pretty darn proud. He also got new tennis shoes sometime this month, and he oddly and consistently credits them with his increased speed and abilities:
We worked with using "plans" and following directions in preschool and Matthew made a pirate ship:
The elephants were impressing but the low ceiling impeded some of their tricks:
The kiddos had a good time with their friends and we adults had a few good laughs over the dancer/stripper/acrobatic acts.
After the circus excitement, we started preparing for Easter. Even though it was crazy late this year, it always catches up on me. Luckily, we got a box of goodies from Amma and Papa to help spring us into the season. Catherine fell in love with her Easter dress immediately. Every time I turned around she was putting it on, unfortunately the first two "occasions" she chose were to play in the sandbox and for a spaghetti dinner. I put it off as long as possible and then she got to wear it on Friday to a friend's Easter party. She started off pairing it with a hat I had won at a workshop the week before and the matching sweater:
Day 2 she started out with thermals underneath her dress, even though this may have been the warmest Easter on record in Bozeman.
The next morning they were pretty excited as they came down the stairs:
We spent most of the day working in the backyard and soaking up the sunshine. Between the new soccer balls and some new sand toys we had to drag the kiddos inside. Catherine later hopped back into her Easter dress (this time paired with polka dot leggings) and we headed over to the neighbors for a lovely dinner. It was a crazy week and month but an enjoyable one!