Enjoy this smathering of pictures highlighting the month of March. When Emmie first came home without the halo, she was unsteady on her feet. But she fit in to a smaller stroller! She still helped do the dishes though! The pantry is a great place to hide from mom and dad (and open a bag of chips nearby for a quiet snack.). We got a new tricycle for Emmie that has sides on it. More for our peace of mind than hers. Just taking a picture with The Godfather of Funk. Our city has undertaken a great art project. Local artists were commissioned to paint the light boxes all over the city. When we visited downtown in March, the kids had to get a picture with the James Brown box. Our annual PJ Day at Bruster’s Ice Cream. If ya’ll have one near you, every March, they offer free ice cream if you come in your pjs! It’s totally worth the embarrassment. Emmie received this crocheted bunny rabbit as a gift from a neighbor. This bunny has been through a CT scan, surgery and many other things faithfully. Emmie named him Hop Hop and loves to take him on adventures. The other day, she had Hop Hop holding hands with Baby so they could take a nap. I really need to see if I commission our neighbor to make an identical one so that Hop Hop can get a bath in the washing machine without causing major trauma to Emmie.
This breaks my heart even now. Emmie fell out of chair in March. It scared me deeply and meant an extra trip to the neurosurgeon and extra x-rays. About twenty minutes after the fall, she was doing this. She had gotten up, walked over to the cat toy and sat down to play with Winter. Ceili Rain was proud of her wedgit tower! Emmie. And chocolate. Enough said. What happens when you brace yourself on wooden poles while moving a heavy object upstairs. Ya’ll take a guess who did this.
We have a very talented niece who lovingly made this for Zoe and sent it to her! Super cute! Teenagers and their teenage friends. Date day. Made possible by great friends who willingly take on all eight of your children. Schoolwork. This was the first time Emmie has actually sat down to play with someone other than her family. It was so fun watching her play with Miss T and interacting with her. Cuisinaire Rod Art by Josiah Yes, you have my precious. Toothpaste Man. Um, Odd Man Out?! Thoughtful CeiRai Queen Armadillo (I know that’s not her name but take quite delight in messing it up so the kids can correct me) Rocking it with smiles the day affter surgery. She has two bows in her hair because that’s what she asked for.Naptime on mommy. She was still feeling the effects of the meds the day after surgery.