We had a GREAT weekend in the Finkelman household! The weather was spectacular, everyone was feeling better for the most part, and we got to go to a friend's birthday party on Sunday. I can't ask for any more! On Saturday, we played with toys while Daddy slept, and then after naps we went out to the backyard to pick some flowers and enjoy the weather. The kids love to play in the backyard. They have two small slides, a wagon, a baseball tee, and some golf toys. Mommy can't wait to get them a big swingset. They LOVE to play on the swings and the slide at the park, and Jack has recently fallen in love with "the swirly slide" at the tot lot. We are absolutely LOVING our new house and backyard, now that the weather is getting better!
On Sunday, our friend Jaden celebrated his third birthday. Kate got to wear a party dress, which she loves. Funny -- Mommy picked out a party dress that Nana recently sent, and brought it out for Katie to wear. She took one look at the dress and said "NOOOO!" Repeated efforts to put the dress over her head were rebuffed, and in the end I gave up. I took another party dress out of the closet and held it up for her approval. "Oooooohhhh!!! Yeth!" she said, reaching for the dress. Who would have thought at 17 mos she would have such STRONG opinions about what she's wearing? I think we're in for some trouble.
Jack and Katie had a great time at Jaden's party. There were lots of kids to play with, and Katie found a bunch of stuffed animals to carry around the whole day. Jack loved singing Happy Birthday to Jaden.
After the party, we went home to wake up Daddy and go to Reston Town Center to play at the fountain and go out to dinner. Jack loves throwing pennies in the fountain!
Today Jack is at work with Mommy since he came down with pink-eye last night. But after a struggle to get eye drops in him, his eyes are already getting better, and Mommy thinks we'll be at school again tomorrow. I'm looking forward to a nice Mommy & Jack day today, though!