Ingrid had a her very best friend over for the day on a Saturday. They had a blast. Kiki is a sweet girl and the littlest sister in her family so I think Elodie felt a kinship with her. Kiki was sure to include Elodie and was incredibly kind to her (way more than Ingrid is) and Elodie fell in love with her, claiming her as her BFF, too.
They got pretty loud out there on the trampoline, though.
Ingrid woke up with a "very, very, very sore throat" and needed the day off. Funny enough, almost as soon as the call was made, she seemed just fine. She's very convincing. Or perhaps I'm just too soft. Either way, there's no way she was sick. But I do enjoy seeing the three of them getting along so well.
Danica always wants to tag along with her sisters when they are on their bikes. She is still too small for the tricycle we have so Derek bought her her own little bike/stroller.
If only she would put her little feet on the peddles so we wouldn't have to push her around pop-a-wheelie style so as not to drag her feet along under the wheel.
Elodie, Danica and I took a picnic to the park one day. It didn't last long, though. Elodie refuses to walk in the sand and wants to be carried from structure to structure. And Danica just wants to be carried everywhere all the time. So it was a no-win situation for me and we ended up leaving.
Danica continues to secure her place in the cutest baby alive museum.
And Elodie feel off her big and got a boo-boo on her knee. Again. She was not impressed.
For the first time in my life, at 40 years old, I developed a serious allergic reaction to pollen. Oh my goodness, was it insufferable. If I could have popped out my eyes and replaced them with new ones I totally would have. The following picture does not do justice to the amount I suffered. It was hideous in every way. For two whole weeks.
Ingrid wants a home based fairy inspired birthday party with a face painter. I have no idea how I'm supposed to pull that off given my serious lack of interest and energy but I started with some decorations first.
Despite the sunny message on her shirt, Danica did not, in fact, seem happy to be her on this day.
Derek promised the little ladies a pool so we went to Walmart where he picked up a whopping $25 pool. Ingrid, Elodie and Danica had fun discovering things in the store.
Danica hasn't yet met a teddy bear she doesn't love.
Ingrid though trying on boxing gloves was the funniest thing in the entire world.
Elodie went bonkers over a Frozen scooter and wants one for her birthday. (along with a million other things!)
And everyone thought they needed a new ball.
Ingrid received her birthday gift card from Grandma Di in the mail. She beat a hasty path to Toys R Us and spent every single penny on something she has been wanting for ever... a 12 pack of Shopkins and a Shopkins Small Mart.
She wasn't excited about it at all.
Nope, she didn't even jump for joy.
Our little deck that leads out from the laundry room had begun to rot and needed to be replaced so Derek set to work and, over the course of many weeks, in fits and spurts of 10 minutes at a time sometimes, he built a new one. Danica rarely left his side the whole time.
Elodie thought it was a great place to show off some pretty fancy dance moves. She is a funny little girl.
We discovered a new park. Around here new parks have wood chips instead of sand. Elodie is all over it and, honestly, I can't say I blame her. I very much dislike having to dump sand out of my shoes all the time, too, and I'm all for anything that keeps sand out of the house. Ingrid's shoes double time as buckets I'm certain. She comes home from the school yard with enough sand in her shoes to build a sand castle.
Anyway, the new park had a really pretty display on the side of the structure that reminded me of the few marbles I had as a child. Always was and still am fascinated by the swirly ribbons inside.
We all loved the new park and especially these spinning chairs. We'll definitely be back!