Take a good look at M's beautiful smile! He's got some wiggly teeth. Exciting times.
E is now big enough to look at books, and Peek-a-Who? is her favorite by far. Of course she can't ask us to read it for her, but once we start reading it we can't stop unless we want some screaming. It's a great book, the text goes like this: Peek-a-WHO? Peek-a-MOO. Peek-a-BOO. Peek-a-ZOO. Peek-a-CHOO-CHOO. Peek-a-YOU! Cute illustrations, peep holes of course. Ask me how I feel about it after another couple of weeks of constant reading. Heh. I'm not sure what's in the back of V's shirt in this photo. It's not a tumor.
V finally had her big performance at her preschool (Our Submarine) last week. I was curious to see how it would go. When M has performances, V tries to run up on the stage (I think that came from her aunt, by the way, not her mom and dad). She did seem to really enjoy performing. They did a little dance to a Bob the Builder remix, including putting laminated paper "bricks" on a dog house. Cute idea, because all the kids could participate in that, even if they didn't want to do the dance. Here V is saying "can you fix it?"
Aaarg. Dress up like an explorer day, I guess pirates count. There were several Doras at the school -- one with Boots and a map and everything. But she was apparently a little bummed because, "Mom, Dora has orange shorts!" Right. Can you see the snap pea in M's hand? He loves them, probably the best thing we've gotten out of the garden so far. Some carrots are almost ready and we've got squash, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers and strawberries flowering. We could really use some sun, it's been cold and cloudy. Sports day at the school today and it's 55 degrees and raining. Come on, world, it's June already!
Dads love to tease, it's something I don't really understand myself, but Nathan definitely likes to push the kids' buttons sometimes. His favorite trick is to sing a book instead of reading it. Much hilarity here as Nathan begins to sing The Gruffalo. "Daddy nooooo!"