I thought I had nothing pretty to show you guys this week, and then this happened. Oh my goodness. These two are the sweetest little things I could imagine (not that I'm biased or anything). Blond haired, blue eyed identical twin girls. And I thought I never won anything.
We took Lily bowling with some friends this weekend for her special fifth birthday treat. She had a perfectly clear vision of what being five entails, and it definitely involved bowling. Of course bowling with little kids is really fun. It was pretty awesome to watch everyone figure things out (I do believe Hugo managed to bowl in our lane one time, but definitely most of the time in other unused lanes). And I maintain my assertion that there is an entirely different technique to bowling with bumpers! I swear, it's all about the zig zag, people.
My kids have a very cool aunt, who always seems to come up with just the perfect gift for every occasion. For Lily's birthday, she sent her some "real make up!" as the girls seem to tell everyone, including eye shadow and lip gloss. So, as you can see, they wasted no time in becoming absolutely beautiful. I wish I had a picture of Hugo, who was also covered in a rainbow of colors (oh, son of mine with four sisters, I am so sorry for what we will put you through!). And just to show that Hugo doesn't mind, there he is playing dinosaurs with Ben.
Can anyone guess who that is with scrapes all over her knees to welcome the spring season?
ding ding ding! You guessed right if you said Lily! She looks like Ben's side of the family, but is as tough as the women in mine. She will wipe out hard enough to make adults gasp and even scream (not me, I have learned to keep it cool), and then brush off her shoulders and resume play as if nothing happened. Tough as nails, that one. Oh, and the rain boots. It is muddy out there!
And would any of you consider helping out the Gama family? The kids and I were lucky enough to meet Katrina and the boys when I was pregnant with the twins and she was pregnant with Shaela. It sounds like they've had quite a trying few months. My prayers are with their baby girl!
Linking up with LMLD this week!