It's been raining all day and the last of the snow is gone. It's hard to believe, considering the huge amount of snow we've had this past month. From the blizzard to the snow last Friday, it didn't look like there was an end in sight. I have to say, I'm not sorry to see it go. As much as Lilly and Jack enjoyed it all, I know they'll be thrilled to be spending afternoons in the backyard and at the park instead. However, there's something about little children and snow that's always fun to watch.
|a wooden spoon is Jack's snow toy of choice|
|little brothers just can't resist :)|
|As the snow melted away, Lilly and Gigi made snow cakes!|
We've been spending our days trying to walk out the baby while we wait, although the rain today is making that a bit difficult. Jack sprouted a bottom molar (thank goodness, because he was not a happy camper yesterday), so maybe the baby was waiting for that? Lilly has learned how to cruise around on her little balance bike, and takes it very seriously (when she stops talking long enough to concentrate)!
And of course, we celebrated Jim's birthday. Lilly picked out "Dad's favorite" balloons, she made him a card and helped bake a carrot cake. At the end of the day, as we were putting her to bed, she turned to us and said, "But the new baby isn't here yet! I thought it was supposed to come on Dad's birthday?!" We were all hoping, but Jim's birthday will remain unshared in the Clark family.
|Blowing out the candles with his 'helpers'|
|Jim's favorite balloons, courtesy of Lilly|