Happy endings…

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This week, the weather has been beautiful and our kiddos moods have been great! I credit the weather for the most part, but we have also been trying to stay as active as we can. The kids have enjoyed lots of creative play with rubber duckys, and we have also been using our imaginations when running our errands. Seems to make them go faster and keeps them smiling.

All in all, the end our week brought about many fun little activities. We hung the bird feeders we made for our backyard birds. We hung a few in the big tree in our yard, and two right outside our living room window.

Little sister and baby brother and I went shopping, and they loved getting to sit and play with each other in the special kid cart we shopped in. Of course, shopping is tiring, and they both got bored and drowsy by the end, but they still managed to have with each other, and share a few snacks throughout the trip.

We also played outside in the warm sunshine with bubbles before it was time to go and pick up big brother from school. Ya Ya and baby Lyla even came outside to spend time with us. They couldn’t help it, our younger kiddos have the most infectious laugh!

Today was an early day for our older kiddos from school, but they ‘stayed’ today in the day care while Momma and Daddy had a teacher conference with big brother’s teacher. They were both soooooo excited to finally get to ‘stay’ after school with their friends who also ‘stay’. It is definitely fun to try new things, and because our kids don’t ever have to stay for after school care, they were eager to see what it was all about. Of course, it was only about an hour, but it was still fun and exciting for them, and they enjoyed the extra play time with friends.

After school, we dropped Daddy off at home so he could get back to work, and the four of us headed to the grocery store for a few extra things we didn’t pick up the day before. Because big brother was with us this time, baby brother wasn’t able to sit in the cart. By the end of our shopping experience, he kept reaching for his siblings, and I could tell he was tired of being held by Momma and wanted to sit and play with big brother and sister. He briefly sat in between them, but he is just too squirmy to sit without being buckled in. He kept slipping down, and he really only got to sit with them long enough for the two of them to say “ahhhhh, he sitting with us!”, and Momma to take a picture. Then it was time to be held again while we waiting at the checkout counter.

We are so fortunate to be enjoying unseasonable Spring-like weather at the tale end of our Winter. In fact, it really didn’t feel like we had a Winter at all this year. While the rest of the country seems to be slammed with snow of frigid temperatures, we are here enjoying all this sunshine and warmth!

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It couldn’t have been a more beautiful, sunny day! Ah, the cool breeze made it that much more enjoyable!

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Grocery shopping isn’t for the faint of heart.

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Some of big brother’s school work this week.

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