Great googly mooglies folks: Athena is four! We have totally not killed her or let her die for four whole years. I'm proud of us.
This morning I'm getting ready for work and I hear thump thump thump thump thump thump thump of tiny feet running down the hall. Then rustle rustle rustle. Then she appears in the bathroom doorway holding her big birthday present with a giant grin saying, "Can I open my present now?" Responsible mom reserve melts in the face of cute. I say yes. Her dad leans in and says, "After we get dressed, right?" And I pause and say, "Yeah, yeah. After you get dressed."
|Fairy wings with her Elsa dress because "Elsa can be a fairy too."|
Now that we've established that I have poor resistance in the face of cuteness, there's not a lot else to report. We had a lovely couple of evenings this month a CKP Manor. Our renters have let us know they're ready to move on and so we're getting my old house started toward going on the market. I'm apparently a master of picking good fruit trees because we picked a tangerine from Pixel's tree while we were there and it was the best one I've had in years. Athena's very favorite teacher was fired from Early Horizons, apparently for being too strict with some of the kids. We're hoping to find a good excuse to get her to watch Athena soon, but this is a really tough situation because school becomes extra hard if she ever realizes Miss Kym isn't ever coming back. Still, gotta do it. School continues to be otherwise good.
|The three amigos|
|Clementine's birthday cupcakes|
My dad came down for a few hours last weekend and brought a few presents for Athena, one from his neighbor Gabby who always hits the mark on exactly the right gift for Athena. This time it was a block-based six-sided puzzle. She asks to do at least one puzzle each night before bed now. Another big hit was Carol's Cinderella doll. Cinderella has had many fine adventures with Tinkerbell, Periwinkle, Elsa, and Anna (her other similar dolls).
That's all for now from Team Woodbury!