Wednesday, February 29, 2012

February 29, 2012

While grocery shopping to stock up before the storm, Kate was perplexed by lobsters.

I can't believe that it's snowing today.

Grace and her friend Michael practiced turning snow into ice by dunking it in a puddle.

Suki reads to her sisters during the bedtime routine -- tonight she chose Miles and Miles of Reptiles.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

February 28, 2012

Kate and Fiona in the background, Aubrey and Suki in the foreground after book club.

After a rough day at school.


February 27, 2012

Suki went in to Children's Hospital for allergy testing. Her pediatrician was hoping it would help solve the problem of her persistent cough (which is thankfully gone now).

As you know, Suki's red hot rage can come out at the most unexpected times at a doctor's office. A vision test sent her right over the edge a few months ago. Sixteen point allergy testing produced nothing. I will never understand it, but I was so glad she did so great.

It turns out Suki does have an allergy -- to dogs. She scored at a level 5 out of 10, so it's a moderate allergy.

Kate had a great time with David, there was even a special ice cream treat after lunch.

Nap time!

Grace and her painting project.

February 26, 2012

Max "hides" while Parker joins the girls for a snack.

A sweet, rowdy group.

Max shows Grace his rocks.

A game of Chutes and Ladders with Kristina and her boys.

When Grace got to Grandma's house, she made a beeline for the Happy Birthday bag and climbe on the couch with it. We explained to her that even if you anticipate a gift is for you, you must wait for the giver to actually -give- it. And then Suki and Kate wanted to help Aunt Melissa, Calynn and Liam give the gift, which led to this procession.

Kate gives Melissa her gift.

Pizza party!

Grace has such an odd reaction to dessert, she was happy seeing the cupcakes, happy making her wish, happy blowing out the candle, and then... something fell apart. I have no idea what happened.

The rest of our group ate the delicious cupcakes and used the plates as hats.

Playing with toys at Grandma's.

Kate was commenting on the photos: Look, baby, there's your mom and my dad!

Hugs goodbye.

Visiting with Grandpa.

In Mary's newly decorated room.

Off to see the cows!

Peeking in at the chickens.

Giving them some food.

Calynn was so proud of her bravery!

Collecting eggs.

Suki and Kate tried to gently guide Liam to the part of the room where they wanted him to play.

Kate shares an apple with Liam.

Chair spinning games! It is so fun to see these cousins playing so well together.

Kate's really taken a turn for the child tending lately. She calls herself a babysitter and looks after babies left and right. Here, she's "helping" Liam drink from his "bottle."

Ready to get back home.