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Happy 5th birthday, Katie!

The day started by opening a present from papa and Grannie (that has been in our closet for probably two years now)—doll bunk beds. She was over the moon!

  
Picture with the birthday girl!

Opening her birthday cards—the same card from two people and the zebras matched her outfit! What are the odds?!

The official picture.

A few moments of getting along. 

  

The first thing I saw downstairs this morning. 

I don’t love that they’re on devices but if it lets me sleep in and take a shower I’m all for it.

 

Being at the pool for four hours wore them out.

  
 

Pool, Day 6: Four hours

We went down right after lunch and met some friends and spent over four hours at the pool. I really need to find the waterproof camera…although the water is still WAAAAAY too cold for me to get in with them. (The pool isn’t heated so right now it’s about 74 and last year I learned that the best temp for me is 82.)

Two sitting sibling shooters

  

What can be better than a treat from the ice cream truck!

Gramma sure is spoiling them! This is what came across my Facebook feed as we were driving home! :)

   
         

Pool Opening: Grandparent Edition

Since we were away house hunting, it was up to Gramma Jean and Grandpa David to take the kids to opening day of our community pool. 

                     

It’s been awhile since we went Pokemoning!

      

Katie’s new chair

We picked up this chair today from a yard sale and Katie immediately used it for her homework. 

  

With an assist from big brother…

  

One of the truest pictures I’ve ever taken.

  

I hit the Nerf motherlode at a thrift store yesterday. 

All three for $13. No bullets but they don’t really care. 

  

They both wore their hats to school.

They both wanted hats.

They were clearance and I had coupons so I agreed.

  

Football PJ twins

When Katie and I were clothes shopping for her and Owen the other day, I saw these PJs for Owen and they also happened to have Katie’s size and she said she wanted them. I asked if she was sure she wanted FOOTBALL pajamas and she said yes, she wanted to match her brother. :) 

So tonight they went up to get their PJs on and we hear giggling as they’re coming down the stairs… And then we see this. 

  

Unexpected 2-hour delay!

There was no snow and we didn’t think there was any ice…but for whatever reason, the kids had another 2-hour delay today. So I just decided to take a sibling pic for the heck of it.

And now a 2-hour delay!

It was still a little icy so we had a 2-hour delay. I love that they sit together!

 

Our first snow day!

And really, it was more of an ice day as we only got 1-2″ of slushy snow (and it was called last night with just the threat of snow and ice).  But, Tom had a 3-hour delay which he turned into a telecommute day so everyone was home!

Friends invited us over to play in their yard and go sledding on the hill behind their house.

On our way!

This is what sledding looks like when you can still see grass. :)

Cool icicles off the top of the fence!

Owen loses Liam on a bump!

The kids were having a blast, even though the snow wasn’t great.

I wish I’d been recording when Owen slammed into the signpost so he could see just how close he was and why we tell them to be careful. We’d warned them all to try and steer clear of the trees and sign and to ditch the sled (roll off) if they came close…but of course that didn’t happen. I held my breath as I realized Owen was going to hit the post and there was nothing I could do to stop it… In the span of about three seconds, he hit the sign and slid forward, his knees stopping short of the sign by inches—and then he toppled over himself with his head and shoulders missing the post by inches. He immediately gave a thumbs up and then I could breathe again. As I’m sure you can imagine, the sled was quite damaged…

Our reenactment of the sled carnage (though he was actually 180° from what is pictured).

Time for a group picture!

 

Afterwards we came inside to warm up and play. Even though Owenlooks somewhat annoyed in this pic, he was having fun and is such a good sport.

 

PJ day and a new shirt

Owen’s class earned pajama day for Boosterthon pledges…and Katie has a new shirt.