April 16, 2014

The Church Egg Hunt

Our new church holds an annual egg hunt, open to the community. Over 4,000 eggs, filled with candy, toys, and tickets redeemable at prize tables are spread across the property. The children under three hunt first. Before, after, and during the hunt, kids can occupy themselves on the playground or on a few inflatables set up in the gym. Cole took a lap to scope the place out.
I'm certain the girls would have been content to hang out on the playground all morning.
When it was time to hunt, Cole got right down to business. She eagerly filled her purse, her basket of choice. She and a friend kept finding eggs to give to the other. Their little kind, generous spirits warm my heart.
Cole came home with an impressive collection of treasures. She redeemed her nine tickets at the prize tables for an assortment of bath toys, cups, jewelry and pinwheels. Not a bad haul for a wee hunter. 

April 14, 2014

Sunny and 79

After our long, snowy winter, we used the recent spring weather as reason enough to explore this new neck of the woods. Recently we went to the cliffs at Elk Neck State Park. The cliffs are a twenty minute walk from the parking lot. Naturally, as soon as we arrived at the cliffs Cole wanted to get out of the stroller. She is a quite the adventurer. Her adventuring, not to mention my anxiously beating heart, kept me from snapping any pictures from the top. Though it's hard to imagine a photo could do the view justice. From the cliffs, there is a path down the to water. The decline was impressive but not too much for the trusty BOB. And the girls loved the bumping and twisting. In fact, Ibbie was cackling the entire time. 
Down on the rocks, we took in the view. Cole and Peter threw and skipped rocks, respectively. Ib watched with such intent that I imagine, given the chance, she could skip a rock without much further instruction.

April 11, 2014

It's Friday

We've reached the end of the week and I realized I haven't blogged. Not even once. Peter has been away for work all week so I've been flying solo with the girls. My mom and dad each came up for a day to hang out with the little ladies which was a great help. Hopefully, I'll get back into a blogging groove next week.

I did manage to get a haircut. A much needed, post-baby hair cut. Now time to start growing it out again. The ease of a ponytail, when there are wee ones present, is not to be matched.
Cole came up with some creative, eclectic even, outfits this week. As I've said before, she's allowed to wear what she wants most of the time. I do draw the line at bathing suits which she's been begging to wear for a couple of weeks. It is no overstatement to say we are excited about summer.