The weekends are always fun even when we don’t do anything major. Today we started out the day playing out front and Norah started to experiment with the balance bike. She’s a little unsure and right now she’s definitely way slower using that than she is simply walking, but it’s cute to watch her learn. All four kids will have ridden that thing – crazy.
In the afternoon, Bethany took Margaret and Jack to a playdate with one of Margaret’s classmates whose brother will be starting kindergarten with Jack. Jack will go into kindergarten knowing at least a few other boys in his grade, and we think that will help him feel better about that transition.
Louisa, Norah and I went and ran a few errands while they were gone. We stopped by Ace to see if they had something I’ve been looking for (they didn’t), and then went to the library. While at Ace, Louisa found some fancy hats and put one on Norah, too. She’s such a fun-loving and caring big sister. It makes me so proud.
After our errands, we went up to the neighborhood park to play a bit. There was a birthday party wrapping up so our kids naturally joined in with the other kids and played right along. They had these stomp rockets and our kids managed to get the rocket stuck up in a tree a whopping three times, meaning Dad had to climb the tree three times to shake the branch and get it down. I didn’t want to be responsible for losing the birthday boys their toy, after all.