April was once again another busy month for our little family. We experienced the extremes of temperatures dipping to freezing and then almost to the 90's. The girls and I drove back to our old stomping grounds to pick strawberries on two different occasions. We enjoyed strawberry smoothies, strawberry scones, frozen strawberries (for later), and strawberry jam (hopefully tomorrow), not to mention, just plain eating them for their pure deliciousness.
This was also the month that we welcomed home my parents from Okinawa. We enjoyed their first few days in our home, just playing and catching up on the past nine months. They arrived just in time for Chloe & Naomi's ballet recital in which both girls did so well without a single sign of nervousness. We are very blessed to be a part of a wonderful ballet program that keeps God in the center of it. My sweet niece, Ava, turned two this month and we were so glad to be able to attend her party, jumpy house and all!
Throughout last month, God continued to teach us more and more about Him, especially through our girls. We are praying especially for our sweet Naomi as she asks more and more questions about Jesus. May His timing be perfect and let it be sincere.
|Strawberry picking in the cold|
|Sophie making sure they're edible|
|"I hold it!"|
|Nana & Papa home, just playing...|
|Looking for bunnies with Papa|
|Sophie & Nana at the ballet recital|
|Chloe, my serious ballerina|
|Naomi just having fun!|
|Sophie supporting her sisters|
|Papa & Nana at the park|
|Sophie really wanting to touch that caterpillar|
|Daddy & Sophie swinging|
|Ava's second birthday!|
|My cuties in the tub|
|Sophie tucked in between animals & babies galore|
|Strawberry picking - round two|
|My southern belle|
|Our little garden... we'll see...|
|Chloe making a paper mache bowl|
Here is my little queen of Sheba, or fashion diva, not sure which one to call her. She is most definitely my busy girl. This is her attempt to put on mommy's mascara. This happened in only a few minutes while I dashed to the bathroom and her sisters were supposedly "watching" her. She cried more over the vaseline I used to wipe it all off. I thought this would be her only escapade of the day, but no.... Withing minutes of Marty coming home and me telling him of her adventures, I find her in her room (with a sister) looking like Frosty the Snowman. She loves chapstick, but I really wish she would stop getting it confused with her Desitin cream. Honestly, darlin'!