Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Flowers that Bloom in the Spring (tra la)

April this year was pretty much devoted to Spencer's ridiculous sports schedule.  I meant to stick to the "one activity at a time" rule, but somehow forgot.  We've had t-ball and soccer, and he loves them both, but in a given week we have 2 t-ball games, 2 t-ball practices, a soccer game, and 2 soccer practices scheduled.  That's just silly.

All this means that there have been lots of park time for the twins while a practice or a game is going on in the background.

(Note that we take pictures of Spencer playing, too, but they tend to involve other people's kids!  And so they don't go on the internet.  Just mentioning this in case Spencer is reading some archive of this in 2030 and wants to use it as evidence of favoritism he can show his therapist.)

Spencer got to play in a non-team-sports sense once or twice too:

Teddy prefers to be pushed on the swings.  Lizzie instructs him "You just need to pump your legs, Teddy!  Pump!"  Why should he, when he can just smile and get help?

Climbing and dangling.  And over the last month, Lizzie has worked out how to do the monkey bars, instead of just dangling and falling.  I'm guessing we'll watch some of the gymnastics in the Summer Olympics this year.

Funny faces.  Obviously.


(As an aside, something about Lizzie's hat in this picture looks like a kerchief, and together with the dress, I'm waiting for her to break into a version of "Matchmaker, Matchmaker, Make Me a Match!")

And more outdoor stuff - Lizzie loves her roller skates, but they don't actually, you know, roll.

Easter!  Eggs were boiled and dyed and hidden and found.  And baskets were opened and chocolate consumed.  We're traditionalists.

We love flowers - the twins pose quite nicely in the garden outside pre-school.

We did get at least a few sports pictures of Spencer that we can share.  Phew!

What else....
We made the trip to Navy Pier, and explored the Children's Museum, plus various other attractions.

And climbing skills, transferred from outside to in.  Sigh.  I came into the kitchen one day and found the twins helping themselves to straws.


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