This has been a pretty busy Spring so far. I forgot to mention in Madeline's update, that she finally learned to ride her bike without training wheels!!! She was scared and she and Nathan took a few spills in the process, but now she rides like a pro:) I took some video but my uploaded videos are not working on here for some reason:(
She had her April Campfire meeting at a local animal shelter called UCAPS. As a service project, all of the girls brought supplies for the shelter. Here they are sitting on all of it, holding up the UCAPS cards they received:)
I've been nesting a lot lately:) I finally got the kids' closets organized! My Aunt Cathy gave us this little dresser that was a perfect fit in Mallory's side of the closet. It has been fun washing, folding, and hanging up little baby girl clothes again. I can't believe she'll be here in about 8 weeks or so! Now all we have left is to touch up paint in the girls' room and hang pictures.
He had a major milestone this week. He has always struggled with haircuts. When we first started taking him to get his hair cut, he would cry every time:( We have always had to hold him in our laps also. Well, on Tuesday, he had his first haircut sitting by himself!!! He did a great job too. We normally have his hair cut with scissors and not too short but decided to go with a "buzz" cut for baseball and summer. His only issue is that the clippers really tickle him and Nathan had to step in a few times to keep his head still so Ms. Michelle could get to his neck area. Ms. Michelle is so wonderful and makes it such a good experience for Will with her patience and kindness!
They were having such a good time that Carson ended up spending the night. Madeline has gone to a few sleepovers but this was the first time someone spent the night at her house! They had such a good time and were so well-behaved. I was proud that they were asleep by 10:00, although they got me up bright and early at 6:30 the next morning!
After Carson went home, we decided to take the kids to our local Arkansas Museum of Natural Resources. Nathan and I have both been there as teachers, but we had not taken the kids before.
First, we went to the Arkansas Frontier exhibit.
Will played with the campfire.
Will even wore his T-Rex shirt in honor of the occasion!
We wrapped up our family day with dinner at our new Flying Burger and it was the best hamburger I have had in a while!!! We will be going back soon, I hope:)
After church on Sunday, Nathan needed to work on clearing limbs off of our roof, so the kids decided to ride bikes and do side walk chalk. It has been such a beautiful day!