Mamabeakley, that's great that you are moving! I would actually really enjoy moving into a space like that. We once had an apartment that was really just two big rooms with a tiny kitchen attaching them and it was so much fun setting it up. I loved that apartment--we did a really nice job with it!
Sydnee, I do not miss those baby days at all! I really enjoy snuggling other people's babies, and then I really enjoy passing them back and feeling relieved that Phoebe is an only! And that she's so big and independent. I think this is the first birthday that I didn't really feel any nostalgia for the younger years, which actually felt a little odd, in a strange way.
Phoebe, good luck on rebuilding your relationship. That much be pretty challenging and exciting. What do the boys think about what's been going on with you two?
Max, where are you headed? Are you camping? We are looking forward to some summer travel. We did a couple wonderful island adventures last year that we want to recreate.
Phoebe seems to have come out the other end of a particularly whiny phase. She's been pretty delightful lately, actually! We've officially decided that she will come to my school for K, so I brought her in last week for the K screening, which was so weird to be in the school as a parent and not as a teacher. She was a little shy at first, and wanted me in the room, but then did just fine. This year will be winding down pretty quickly--Phoebe only has two more weeks of school! We'll miss her sweet little preschool. She's been there for three years and it's been wonderful. I'm working on a gift for her teacher. Phoebe drew a picture of her and I embroidered it on linen. I'll use that piece to make a pocket to sew onto an apron. Phoebe also wrote a poem for her:
All the life we live in
Is full of beauty and care
The moon shines bright
The sun shines yellow
The stars twinkle from far away