Our creative juices are flowing at the Starnes house. Thank God for washable markers. So far, they can easily be removed from clothes, carpet, walls, furniture, hair, skin, toilets, shoes and Batman! I wonder why he ever leaves the basement.
Jack's 4th birthday came and went. 4 is my favorite age. Can I say that? It is. They're still super innocent, but smarter and more reasonable. Or, at least you can somewhat reason with them. Well, most of the time. Unless they're mid-tantrum. In that case, there's no hope. Oh, forget it. I like all the ages.
Birthday wish. I'll give you one guess.
More from the zoo......the promised carousel ride.
And, the train! The train! First ride.
And, look who got to ring the bell! The birthday boy. Pure happiness.
The swan is nesting again. We watched them last year, too. Hope we get to see the babies soon.
More creativity at the house. Painting is so
I kicked back and relaxed the only way I know how. In style.
Jack and Lainey attended their last day of "school" recently. They attended music class together and met on the playground. I'll be sad next year when they're separated. Our kiddos are growing up.
We're busy preparing for Coco's visit next week. Blake has graciously offered to take time off from work to watch the kids so Courtney and I can go on a day trip to Weston, Missouri. Shopping galore. And, a meltdown free lunch. (Unless, of course, we can't find a place that serves wine. Then, Courtney will be a total mess and will make the toddlers look like angels.)
I can't wait. Then, to Sass's wedding the next evening. It's going to be fabulous.
Speaking of the wedding......I was out shopping with Jack and Lainey yesterday. Was in the dressing room and had nearly recovered from:
"Mom!!!!!!!!!!! Wook at dose underpants!"
When Lainey throws out in her sing songy voice:
"Ummhhh......maybe not?" as soon as I get the too-tight first dress on.
Confidence? Up today!