Before all the fun Easter festivities this weekend, I need to post about the rest of the month of March.
We've been working on painting both of the kids' bedrooms so they are currently sharing a bedroom in the basement. They will continue to share a room upstairs once the new baby arrives so this is great practice for them. (Aaaand, we've been trying to potty train McKenna to stay dry at night... more on that later.) Dan's done a LOT of the work mostly since I'm a scaredy cat about the paint fumes and pregnancy. I'll post pictures (soon) when the rooms are complete.
McKenna took her second round of swimming lessons. (The first round was a year ago.) I wasn't so sure she was going to advance to the next level, but somehow she passed off all the skills. She still seems pretty timid with her movements and therefore doesn't usually move enough to keep her head above water. Guess that's why she's in lessons. :) Overall though, she had fun and loved being in a class with cousin Kate.
With the temperatures finally warming up a bit, we had a lot of "firsts" for the year.
We took our first trip to the Zoo. The weather was great that day and we always love the cousin time!
First trip to the park with a picnic lunch. No, Ben is not asleep, but I guess the warm sun felt relaxing to him. On this particular occasion, the kids spent most of their time being scared of all the dogs that were there. Lovely memories...
Cute sibling togetherness
First walk around the neighborhood in about 4 months. Not an easy task to pull these two on the hills, especially since all three of us have put on some weight. ;) Notice all the snow still on the ground (as of March 5th).
Diggin' the shades.
Chillin' with Dad.
First time I ever let the kids paint with water colors. They loved it!
I may have helped Ben a little. ;)
First time buying a Mini Van!! That's right folks! With a growing family comes the need for a larger vehicle. 2012 Toyota Sienna, 24,000 miles. I'm pretty much in love with the automatic doors and back-up camera and everything else about it!
Cute Ben story. I was getting ready to go to a Stake RS meeting and sing in a choir during the program. Deciding on something cute and comfortable to wear is getting more and more difficult these days. I had already changed my outfit two or three times and finally decided on this red dress. As I'm finally heading out the door, cute Ben points at me and says, "Ho! Ho!" meaning Santa! Thanks kid for making an already self-conscious pregnant lady feel even better about herself. :)