Abigail paints quite a lot. This particular day she asked if she could paint the lid to a shoebox. Why not? It started out as a really pretty colourful thing with all these paint colours used. The bowl might give you an idea where this went though.
This is about 10 layers of paint I think, along the way she just decided it might as well be 100% pink:
And, of course, how could it count as complete if we didn't also do our hands?!
Another year has passed, and March 23rd marked Abigail's 4th birthday. This year, all her Preschool friends were invited to the party so we held it in the park instead of our house.We also had Grandma, Aunty Milly & cousin Morgan all come out from California, and of course, Nanna and Grandad are here at this time of year too.
Abigail was very excited to help me arrange an 'Ariel - Little Mermaid' theme. We made invitations with this image:
I had paper plates at one table for the kids to make fish (although the wind meant that most kids didn't even see I had this there):
I made these ocean jello cups with Swedish fish:
And this awesome (if I do say so myself) Ariel cake for Abigail's big moment:
So, here we are the park waiting for guests to arrive (I suppose we forgot we have Bryony now, ha!)
I also had bubbles, sidewalk chalk & sand toys but the only pictures we have are of the cake moment:
We had a great time at the park - I hope everyone did! And when we got home, Abby opened piles & piles of Ariel-themed gifts. Including the full costume from Grandma, which I used to get this shot for the thank-you cards. I've been calling her Abig-ariel when she wears this:
And this last picture is from school on her actual birthday, the Wednesday following the party:
Miss Abigail Rae - so spoiled and so lucky, but oh so deserving too :)
Here she is! Four months old and every picture smiling :)
Still feeding and growing like a weed (13lbs 2oz at her 4mth appointment), Bryony is an easy-going happy baby. She is very alert and hardly naps at all. Well, she'll nap at school, where it's nice and peaceful I suppose, but has been known to only nap forty-five minutes the whole day on a Saturday or Sunday. What else? Well, we know she is a Parker because she loves TV. She'll crane her neck to make sure she can see it, sometimes contorting it 180 degrees I think. Here she is watching Tangled with Abigail, set up in her own armchair:
a rare nap, with her face squished against the back of the couch