Happy birthday to our sweet, sensitive, passionate, pensive, empathetic, and joyous 10 year old! We love every single day that we get to spend with you, and our lives would not be as full and bright without you. We love you more than the multiverse!
First we needed to say good morning to Mr. Chimpanzee on the way to breakfast.Then it was time for a much anticipated dip in the pool.Sweet cousins.Lunch by the poolside of course.And a much needed nap.Then we all piled into our vans and headed off to see my Grandma, whom none of my kids, or nieces, have met, and whom I haven’t seen in 14 years.All of the babes passed out during the drive. Jet lag is rough!Upon arrival, we can’t help but admire my Uncle Thavee’s orchids.Meeting Ahma for the first time.Then off to a big family dinner on the river. The kiddos tried their best, but they were really too hot and tired to be hungry.Poor Mia couldn’t even stay awake.All Autumn really had an appetite for was some plain rice, which at least was super cute.But the ice cream was a definite hit.Long overdue reunion with cousin Earth.Finally back to the hotel, time to wind down and pass out.
Mia’s school is participating in a fundraiser for the NICU at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital this week. Phase one is the lemonade stand, where Mia had way too much fun during her shift today. Stay tuned for the fun run later this week…
Finishing up spring break with a fun trip to OMSI to check out the Pixar exhibit.
Every year Mia’s preschool, Funny Farm Early Learning Center, holds the Funny Farm Bowl in honor of the Super Bowl. It is always preschoolers vs parents, and here are some action shots from this year’s game – you can see the grit and intensity of the preschool team, and just look at those aggressive tackles!