Natalie's 5th Birthday Party

Natalie asked for a cowgirl-themed party and Jenna--as always--delivered big time. My Little Pony Rides brought in a Shetland and an American (Buddy and Charlie) for the girls to ride. Natalie looks very serious because she is listening intently.

I made a wooden horse for this lasso game and drilled a hole in a block of wood for a horseshoe stake. Jenna gave the horse its mane and tail, and sewed some soft horseshoes. I'm grilling wieners in the distance.

Paisley and Lola, best friends forever.

Spring photo post

 Natalie and I went to a Carver Black Sox baseball game. It was a special day when the kids could practice with the team but she was too scared to do that. Instead she drew in my sketchbook and I ate her free hot dog.

 Natalie's first dance recital! She was a grasshopper and did a very good job. The boots are not part of her costume.

This is Paisley. Her hemangioma is gradually shrinking away as her face grows, so when she squints like this you can't even see it. She is walking and talking like a champ these days. And get a load of that curly hair!