He took orders…
Biked the trail…
Assisted with dance class…
Built this fort….
Took lots of pictures of us doing what we do, which is celebrate pretend birthdays…
And hold George.
Bappa was surprised to learn we live near actual nature.
Bappa also took care of Della. He fed her corn off the cob and let her watch Frozen two times in one babysitting. She wore these glasses most of the day.
It was all so fun. But tiring.
By the way, Steve built a sandbox!
Also by the way, like everywhere else it is spring here.
My view of George, often.
There he is again.
One more time.
Lately Della is saying that she is “Miss Ella the Music Teacher.” This morning in her remedial municipal dance class, she brought an Easter basket full of “instruments,” which she tried to pass out to the other dance students at the end of class. Nobody was having it. Luckily George and I were willing to participate at home. She tells us what to do and calls us “little dancers.”
I bought a lot of 12 Native American-themed children’s books on Ebay. Some are better than others.
Friday was National Siblings Day!
Artistic but unintentional arrangement of things growing in our yard.
A few minutes before this picture was taken, these two were eating lunch alone on the back deck, and we heard Della start the meal with a round of “God Our Father.” Even the unbelievers find this respectful.
Dave and Jane came to visit at the end of their cross-country California Farewell trip.
Della and Annie wearing matching ice cream cone shirt dresses.
George seemed to like being the only kid outside. He noticed the stars for the first time.
Thank God for spring.
“I ate too much sugar and I have to go to the doctor,” Della told me. I told her we would wait and see.
Della and George on the day of their Easter egg hunt at school. Even the under 2s got a dozen plastic eggs filled with candy.
It was a nice day. Spring is coming!
Pre-Easter beer and juice hunt. Some of our friends wore these jackets.
George played corn hole.
This guy went down the slide like this, several times.
The next day we went to Episcopal for more egg hunting. Della waited patiently on the stairs as the pre-hunt group photo was arranged. Then the Eastern Bunny came out of the door behind her and everyone started screaming; it was as if he was carrying a chain saw. Della didn’t want to be in the photo after all, and neither did George.
The lawns had recently been aerated, so it was kind of poopy looking.
This girl’s brothers tease her about being Georgie’s girlfriend. It’s not clear whether George is a willing partner, judging by this photo. But she is cute.
We went on a walk around campus. George saw tons of cats. He loves cat.
Della ran all the way around the track by herself! That’s an exaggeration, but I would say she ran half and walked half, and we just sat there looking at her, a speck in the distance, so I still think it’s impressive.
Stupidly, after this we went to Krispy Kreme and bought donuts.
Later, at Conn and Linda’s…
Here, Della has a croquet mallet, Paul has a Nerf cross bow, and Britt has a piece of styrofoam – all harmful in their way.
Here Della is saying she saw a monster.
Here Paul is teaching Della how to use the crossbow.
This is just a harmless bubble gun.
And then we threw candy all over the yard and let them find it and eat it.
We had dinner, followed by ice cream in cream puffs and cookies. Also there were chocolate bunnies on the table.
If we had given something up for Lent, all of this might have made sense. Happy Easter!