Tuesday, April 22, 2008

oh, go fly a kite!

Spring is in the air! And with the warm weather and fresh breezes, so are kites. I picked one up for Madison the other day (a $1 bargain kite) and she's been enjoying flying it. She's pretty good about holding onto the string spool--she only let go a couple of times.

We've been spending a lot of time outside. The backyard is starting to look like a playground with the sandbox, swing, slide, kiddie picnic table, and assortment of balls. We've been walking a lot and going for bike rides. It feels soooo good to get out again. And I think everyone's mood is improved by doing so!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

the party!

The big birthday party was this Sunday. We hosted 17 people--all family--and brought the house down. This little 2 year-old sure knows how to enjoy a party!

The train cake (I spent 3 hours decorating it the night before):

Trying to show everyone how old she is using her fingers:

Riding her new trike:

And just for fun, comparison pics from last year's birthday and this year's: