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Sunday, May 15, 2016

April 2016

This spring we have gotten used to just going with the flow of the weather...sun, rain, or snow. A somewhat new love at the park is the tire swing. I don't have the best memories of tire swings growing up (I was a timid child), so I was impressed with their guts! Then again, maybe I'm a timid tire swing pusher.

Isla and Micah enjoyed a playdate at their friend Claire's house.

I was trying to get a picture of Isla jumping, something that she has been working on and enjoying lately.

One Saturday in April we explored a new pond/walking path called Crown Hill. The kids enjoyed the dogs and sticks the most.

Our friends from the ward invited us to their annual egg derby. Though our eggs didn't have the best showing, it was fun to participate!

For some reason, I often take pictures of the kids on Sunday - probably because they usually have relatively clean faces and are wearing clothes that actually go together, which isn't always the case.

We had a great time meeting our new beautiful Skidmore niece/cousin!

Micah didn't really have much interest in the new baby, but Isla loved holding her and kissing her! She loves babies! We are hoping this continues when our new little girl makes her debut!

We usually try to make it to the library once a week and this particular time it wasn't too busy, which isn't aways the case. So the kids took some time to sit and read books they had picked out. It was fun to see them show each other the pictures.

Isla had been getting frustrated when the sun was in her eyes in the car, so we invested in some sunglasses. I'm not sure how much it helps with the problem, but she likes them at least. I don't know what it is about little kids in sunglasses, but I always feel like I need to take a picture!

We had a great time during the last weekend in April when Grandma and Grandpa Skidmore came out for the baby blessing. They treated us to Red Robin and the kids were so excited to get some balloon animals!

Our stake held roadshows and our ward did The Pout-Pout Fish. Michael was a Jamaican jellyfish and did a great job singing Don't Worry, Be Happy! We were all impressed to see how his accent transformed over the weeks of rehearsals from Russian Jamaican to Mexican Jamaican to finally sounding like he was from the island! (And yes, he did watch a few clips from Cool Runnings for help!)

Fun at the Skidmore's house with Grandma and Grandpa Skidmore and cousins!