March 2nd

Day 61 —  Had a great day with Hailey and Ethan.  First, took them to their gymnastics class — Ethan is cute and we were amazed at Hailey’s growing ability and confidence.  I hope she sticks with it.  Afterwards, it was McDonald’s for lunch (not our pick, believe me) then swimming.  Back home, we made pizza for supper and Hailey invited her little friend from across the street to join us.  She stayed for a sleepover.  Just let me say — I was not prepared for two eight year old girls and the drama!  But, we had fun, and that’s what’s important.

February 23rd

Day 54 —  The kiddos came for a sleepover last night.  Yay!  we had fajita’s for supper — Ethan blowing dramatically, hot, hot, hot (they really weren’t) — was priceless.  Hailey and I made Whoopie Pies — she kept calling them ‘whoopie cushions’ — in her Easy Bake oven.  Red Velvet and Devil’s Food.  Real baking isn’t nearly as time consuming as that was, but we had fun and those little mini-cakes were delicious!  Oh, and Tim and I were bad grandparents — we let Timmy and Hailey stay up until 11 o’clock watching a movie with us.  Shh.  Don’t tell their parents.