Sunday, July 16, 2017

May 2017

May had all the normal stuff...extended family hangouts/hikes/cuddles.
Plus the end-of-year field trips that Daddy loves to chaperone.
Also the just-popping-by to check out friends' adorable baby chicks. The girls were so, so in love with these little fluff balls. On the way home Miriam was saying, "Oh! those chicks were SO cute, Mom!!" A wild turkey crossed the road and Miriam immediately said, "Oh! Look it's SO cute!" Nope. If you've ever seen a wild turkey, then you'll agree, Nope. But her brain was stuck on baby-chick-cute and we all had to laugh at her.
Simon was beginning to really crawl in May, eating more pureed foods, taking a trip to the zoo, and making a few turns around the yard on the lawn mower with Daddy. By the end of the month he was already seven months old! Hair was starting to come in, but it's very blond...hardly noticeable to the naked eye.
All of the sudden the school year was over. With a new baby to take care of, we can't begin to describe how very quickly that went. Miriam and Vivian both adored their teachers. Sometimes arguing over whose teacher is best. Viv told Mommy after the year end award ceremony, "Mom, Miss Hoersten is probably the best teacher I'll ever have. And I don't mean just in first grade or Kindergarten. I mean in my whole life." Vivian does throw around compliments so this was VERY high praise.
We're convinced they are both phenomenal women. Lucky for us, we have more kids to send through the school and get to keep them in our lives a while longer.
 The last day of school transitioned very easily into...
 ...relaxing at the lake.
At the end of the dock were fish beds which made for some easy fishing for our girls. They realized quickly that no pole and bait were necessary. Just dipping a net from the dollar store in the water brought up a fish...and so much shrieking and squealing from those three little girls as it flopped. It's a catch and release system but those fish still haven't learned.

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