April started off with an Easter April Fool’s, the first in our lifetime. Interesting note: the last time Easter fell on April Fool’s Day was 1956. But we won’t have to wait too long for the next one, only until 2029.
Kieron, making gravy for Eggs a la Goldenrod, our traditional Easter breakfast.
The kids with Nana’s Easter baskets
We did the egg hunt in our backyard this year
The following day was Jonathan’s birthday
Nana watched the kids while we went for a 12 mile bike ride
Avery, the snake whisperer, with one of his little friends
Silas moved up to a bigger bike
Kieron blowing bubbles for Layla to pop. He is so patient with her!
It turned my head for a minute to take a phone call. Fortunately, the wet vac took it all out, but I did briefly freak out. I love the placement of the book beside it!
Avery broke his arm in mid-April playing soccer at recess. Another boy kicked the ball hard and it hit Avery in just the right spot. The school nurse called me while I was at a friend’s breakfast at the Country Club. She told me what happened and that I should “probably have it checked out.” When I got there, Avery was pale and holding his wrist, but he was stoic. He said it didn’t hurt as long as he didn’t move it, but if he did, it was excruciating. So off to urgent care we went (Layla was so good through all the sitting and waiting). His x-ray revealed a radial buckle fracture. We were told to return in a few days to see the orthopod and get fitted for a cast.
The following day we purchased a cute little 17′ Buccaneer. Here’s a pic from the Craigslist ad:
The boys were really excited when it showed up!
Here’s Avery getting his cast. The orthopod was really nice, and said Avery would only need it for 3 1/2 weeks.
Layla and me heading out for an early morning bike ride
It was still pretty cold, and she wouldn’t keep her gloves on, so it was a sad, loud ride home.
At a friend’s party raising money for cystic fibrosis
Impromptu iPhone photo session with my little gal.
I found a great website that sells (cheap) coordinating mother/daughter outfits. Here we are in the maxi dress.
Avery at a Boy Scout meeting