It was a dark winter, it dragged on and on.
Then February arrived and our youngest turned four. Crazy. He gets more interesting everyday. No more diapers, no more naps, no more helping him get dressed. Still needs bathroom help (teeth brushing, etc...) but he really is getting to be a big boy.
Unfortunately our oldest seemed to turn 20. This was a special evening when we had a friend over and they put on a fashion show. However, this does not bode well for the future. More succinctly, "Watch out dad, this is going to be rough."
The middle child found his long lost twin. There was much rejoicing. Both of the older kids have grown so much. The oldest is closing in on mom really fast. The middle child is making up ground quickly too. What has happened to our babies.
So winter ended and suddenly spring arrived. The two oldest started playing soccer. The youngest wanted nothing to do with his Tots Team so he just wore his shin gaurds and cleats to the others games. There were wins and losses (not the son's team, undefeated, more craziness) and a giant final play day.
Also in the spring we got to meet two new friends. Cleopatra and Wil David joined the clan. So great to have more little ones around. Love the growing number of cousins. Keep up the good work sisters. We are officially done having kids.
We also sadly said goodbye to one of our favourite Davids. He was much loved and is sadly missed. Sometimes it is hard to believe that he won't turn up for a next visit. Safe Journeys Uncle Dave.
The oldest also had her share of podiums and made huge improvements. As of August her dad can no longer beat her at any stroke over any distance. He didn't figure he would be put so firmly in place after only 11 years of having children. But he was.
The youngest didn't medal but he did learn to swim in the deep end and should have medalled for this amazing Urkle impersonation.
Daughter had a pool party.
By the end of the swimming season we were all a little pooped.
As luck would have it that is the perfect time to spend at home in the garden.