While in Ye Olde Virginia, we celebrated Sarah's 5th birthday. I tell ya, these kids are just gittin' too big ta cuddle. Since turning the big 0-5, Sarah has spent a lot of time explaining to us that she is now very mature. She's been sitting with her legs crossed, drinking with her pinky out and purposely dressing like me, which I think is funny, because I never really advanced beyond the sheer basics of covering all the important parts, in the art of dressing one's self. She poured over "You Can Count on Monsters" because it is a rather long book on the topic of math and she held a dead cicada in her bare hands, just to show us all how very sophisticated she really is now.
As a bonus, we got to visit briefly with the Druekes of Miami. I took a bunch of photos, none of which came out properly except this one of Grandpa Drueke with all his grandchildren:
While we did spend a lot of time cooking and cleaning, in an effort to help the sleep-deprived new parents, we also managed to have some fun playtime. The girls made it to Water Country USA twice, we hit a Bouncy Place on Sarah's birthday, there was a multitude of treats (you can tell by a quick glance at my current largess) and Jeremiah and I got to enjoy the awesome bike trails covering the area. Although Chris and Sonya refused to take us up on our offer to help with midnight baby soothing time, we returned home more exhausted than we've been in quite some time. Even the kids were wiped out. Kate slept until after 9 this morning, which has probably only happened in the past when she's been ill.
Tomorrow is the first day of school, and the first day of our diet to try to reverse what I guess is best described as sympathy post partum weight...? For the time being, don't look at us, we're hideous!