It’s April now, and the school year is winding down. We’ve hit a couple of roadblocks this month with some “summer fever” combined with some real sickness, but there’s still plenty to be excited about!
For starters, our littlest baby is a baby GIRL! Excitement abounds! Samantha said “I can’t even believe it!” and Cormac said, “Okay, Mommy. I will take care of her.” This is her at 17 weeks:
School continues! It’s tough to hang in there during this last part of the year, but we’re doing it! Samantha is learning cursive (that’s a picture of her and Matt using pay phones, she informed me), and Cormac is busy learning to read. He has learned lots of letter sounds and is learning to blend them together nicely. He also painted a picture. When I asked him what he was painting, he told me that it was a picture of people covered in paint :).
We also celebrated Cormac’s baptismal anniversary this month! It was a fun day filled with lots of things that Cormac likes best. Like Inside Out, chocolate cake, and eating in the living room!
We also got our fair share of germs this month. It wasn’t pretty, but we made it through.
Ronan went down first:
And shortly after it was Cormac. Here you see him so fevered that he thought laying down in the garage sounded like a good idea. He wanted to be outside so badly, it took some convincing to get him back to the couch.
And here you seem him carrying around his throw up bucket:
Cormac carrying around his throw up bucket
Fortunately for her brothers, Samantha is an ever ready nurturer. In this picture, she’s reading Cormac his Easter card from Grammom and Poppa:
By the time Easter came, Samantha was down for the count (probably due to all that nurturing!). Fortunately, Cormac was well enough to get to accompany Daddy to church:
And here is a random conglomeration of cuteness just for fun:
(I recently learned that if I can’t find Ronan upstairs, there’s a good chance he’s sitting in his new favorite spot- in the bathroom- looking out the window)
So here’s hoping that we finish this school year strong and hopefully stay healthy too, but no matter the circumstances, we certainly are blessed :).