What a beautiful week. As always we seemed very busy, but produce little for show. I did run out of gas - that makes twice in a month. This time, however, was with all 4 kids and I didn't have a phone. Lesson to me - carry phone. Yup, I'll work on that. I just need to figure out where to put it. Carrying one child in the carrier, grasping one toddler firmly by the hand and keeping an eye on the other 2 leaves litrle in the way of hands.... To my credit, though, I did tell my husband that I thought the gas gauge wasn't working...turns out it wasn't.

We have been working on the letter 'N' for nest. School seems to be flowing well. The twins love it. We tend to only sit down at the table when the toddler is napping, but learning happens everywhere. We continue to bake, build, grow plants, read.... With the wonderful weather we have been able to add daily walks/bike rides to the repertoire. I am loving this. We have taken up bird spotting on our walks. There seems to be a lot of them this year. We made a milk carton bird feeder for the back yard and watched the birds eat the seed. We have already had to refill. I have requested a bird book from the library and we are going to learn a little more about the birds.

The toddler is quite precocious these days. He seems to require constant attention and when he isn't receiving it, he torments his brothers. Boy does he have a loud voice. His vocabulary is growing leaps and bounds. He will talk and gesture to anyone who talks to him, only I understand what he is saying. He, he. There are great things about being a mom. It's like my own secret conversation between just him and me.

The twins have been itching to get outside every spare minute. They have taken a few tumbles on their bikes, but continue to get back on and race around. Twin1 has almost learned to pump his legs on the swing. Twin2 continues to want to build with his fathers tools. Sometimes, we grab some wood and nails and build something. Other times he has to be content building with glue, paper, and boxes. Of course he would much rather use the tools. He is also turning in to quite the artist. With what looks like little thought, beautiful, clear, simplisitic machines flow on to the paper. It is amazing to watch. Twin1 is completely into anything animal. If he isn't pretending to be an animal, he is looking at a book about animals, or checking out the national geogrphic kids website. I have subscribed to the national geographic kids magazine for him. We await the arrive of the first one.

My husband has been playing his final hockey games. This is a bit sad for both him and me because he seems to require that physical element to relieve stress. Hopefully there will be something else for him to pick up during the summer.

Yet another appliance broke. That makes 4 now. Grrr.

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