Wowza. April was cold. Really cold. It snowed. And rained buckets of rain. And yes, I know that it is not Christmas… but it has been so cold, I decided to dig into the vault and pick out a favourite ‘cold-ish’ photo. ‘Cause it’s been cold! And cause I really love this one!! In January I decided that I would participate in the 2011 Vancouver Sun Run, and in January I started walking 10K every Sunday morning with Catherine. In April, 3 of the walks we did were in the 15-20K range, and those 3 walks were in the pouring rain, or snow! The Sun Run was on April 17th and Catherine, Caren and I (and 49,362 other people) set out on what was a beautiful Sunday morning (maybe the only one in April!)
Owen celebrated his 9th birthday this month. NINE! He was thrilled because his birthday fell on Easter Sunday this year, and he was going to get “all his Easter treats AND presents!” His birthday was quiet. The weekend was quiet. We had a turkey dinner with Jerome, who brought a delicious ham over as well. Yummy! And, we can’t forget the chocolate cake. Quite possibly the only kind of cake I will ever have to make… forever. It’s all of our favourite! There was a “Giant, giant, giant box of Hot Wheels at the Grocery Store… It was GIANT!” And when we went to get groceries on Saturday night, the boys spent the entire time rifling through that box… looking for the perfect car. I loved watching it. “Look at this one! Look at this one… it’s got mud on the tires! Look at this one, it’s super cool!” They each brought 2 home. To add to our collection. ‘Cause you can never have too many Hot Wheels!
The tooth fairy made multiple visits to our house this month. Seany lost 3 more teeth! Every time I turned around the gap in his mouth was getting bigger and bigger. And, in true Seany boy spirit, he was thoughtful. Andy was away when each of his teeth came out. And Sean, sweet Sean, decided that he didn’t want to put his tooth under his pillow until Daddy got to come home and see it. He continually amazes me with his thoughtfulness. He asks how my sleep was, tells me when he looks out the window at bedtime that “it’s a beautiful way to end the day” and always hugs me and gives me a kiss first thing in the morning. One afternoon Sean was building with Lego and I told him that he was an incredibly creative boy, and great builder, he said thank you. Then he told me that I was a great Mommy, that he was lucky to be my boy and gave me a hug. “I thought Mommy, since you gave me such a nice compliment, it would be nice to give you one too.” Annnnd then, my heart melted, into a puddle on the floor. But, that’s just who Sean is.
Thomas is stretching out like crazy! He’s almost as tall as Sean. He likes to sometimes sit down and write in his journal. He told me the other day that he learned how to draw people better, and then drew one in the air for me. “You know Mama, you do this for the legs, then body, then arms, head and don’t forget the smile.” We’ve been talking about making his bed bigger. It’s one of those ones from IKEA that extends as your child grows…. it will be full size when we do. Cause he’s 5. And not a baby anymore. And, I am okay with that!
Spring is always busy. And a time for change. Warmer days (usually), brighter evenings, cherry blossoms, birds singing in the yard… I really love Spring. Spring brings so much newness and freshness to us. And, two of us celebrate our birthdays in the spring. I was blessed to have an amazing birthday weekend filled with friends, family, chocolate, surprises, a decorated house, a huge walk in the rain, hugs and treats from people I love, and just an amazing day with Andy and the boys. This just may have been the best birthday ever. And, at girls night the night before my birthday, I crossed another thing off my 101 in 1001 list… I had accupunture! Goal #47 - Check! April was good. Spring is here! What are your favourite things about Spring?