Some of our latest happenings from the month of February...
Grammy and Papa invited Jaden, Cody and me to their home for dinner on Superbowl Sunday since Jason was out of town for the week. This was the first year that Cody and Jaden actually showed some interest in watching the game. They both had a definite favored team to win (Jaden cheered for the Falcons while Cody wanted the Patriots to win).
Don't they look relaxed? I love when they unknowingly choose the same positions when they're right next to each other. So funny! Jaden and Cody's interest in the game didn't of course last the whole way through, but they definitely asked more questions about the game and were very interested in the score each time they passed the TV.
Later in the evening, Jaden and Cody entertained us with puppet shows, often telling the tales of Bible stories with one narrator and one puppet. I thought their little make-shift puppet stage was pretty cute.
In the middle of the month I held a recital with my piano students both from the school and the kids I teach out of our home. I was missing two additional students whose families were out of town, but we were able to include Ian in the recital (who actually now takes lessons from Grammy). It was a great opportunity for these kids to perfect a couple pieces and learn to play for others. I have a great group of students this year and was very proud of how they played! I was also thankful that Baby Schleicher stayed put long enough for me to hold this recital.
|Ian, Thomas, Andrew, Cody, Joe, Anna, Rachel, Sara, Ava, Lila, Addie, Kate, Hannah|
Baby girl's growth and development continues to be healthy and smooth so far. Mommy's belly seems to remember just how to grow and stretch FAR out after having twins! I'm finding fewer and fewer shirts that actually reach over my belly these days. :)
This was the last ultrasound picture we got of our sweet baby girl, at 34 weeks. We are so amazed by the realistic image of this ultrasound shot. It also shows that she is running out of room! Baby's C-section is officially scheduled for March 2nd, but Daddy and Mommy both have had a feeling all month that baby would make her appearance early. So far, however, she seems to be feeling quite comfortable staying right where she is. We are very excited to meet and hold this little one soon!
Our family was pleasantly surprised to find these minty green March treats in mid-February at a nearby McDonalds. Daddy bought the treats for the family, and then we enjoyed them on our errand through Costco. Jaden had no problem downing an entire shake on his own!
Touch a Truck
Also in mid-February, we attended this free family event. A local park was filled with multiple vehicles-- garbage trucks, fire engines, an ambulance, police cruisers, and a variety of construction vehicles-- for kids to climb into. Some of the workers, like this kind gentleman below, were very personable with the kids as they helped the kids into their vehicle.
Jaden wasn't interested in waiting in any of the lines to sit in the vehicles, but he was pretty excited about this inflatable slide. Both boys enjoyed it immensely!
The highlight of the morning for both boys seemed to be playing in this large (but extremely packed) sandbox. The sand was the perfect dampness for packing and building, so it entertained Jaden and Cody for quite some time (even after a few incidents of getting sand in their eyes from other kids throwing sand). I didn't get a picture of Cody in the sandbox, but he was just as excited about it as Jaden was.
At the very end, Cody asked to go in one more vehicle, this large commercial mower.
For his first and only time all morning, Jaden climbed aboard this vehicle.
All together, I think that our boys climbed into a total of only 3 vehicles. I guess the longer lines were a deterrent for them this year. They seemed to enjoy looking at the variety of vehicles, however, and the large sandbox was definitely a hit too. So, I think our visit this year was still worthwhile.
Later that afternoon since it had been a fairly warm morning (in February, I know... crazy!), we all cooled off with some yummy popsicles.