A close up of Allie, there were a lot of these, she poses very nicely for Brock, but when I want to take a picture, she runs!
Brock took a picture of Johanna from next door making popcorn...she is one of the kids' favorite sitters. Allie raves about Johanna's pretty "Jasmine hair", and they tell me she is very good at Hide-and-Seek and Simon Says.
This is just another shot of Jenna with bed head. She wakes up from her nap so happy and sweet! (sorry, I forgot to repair the red eye)
Last Sunday, I heard Allie giggling and then say,"Show mommy, Jenna!" and then Jenna marched out of their room with bunny ears on! It was so cute. I scrambled to get a picture before she took them off, and as you can see, I barely made it! Oh, she was wearing that Halloween shirt as an undershirt with a sleeveless dress...I am not that behind the calendar! Jenna loves that doll she is holding. It is Allie's so it is often disputed over, but Jenna loves to carry it around when Allie isn't looking.
Here is Brock last spring getting ready for the neighborhood Easter Egg hunt. It was only a couple weeks after his cast was removed so he was still not allowed to walk very much. He crawled on the ground and gathered eggs while his friends and neighbors ran all around him. He never complained and just loved being included. The lady in charge said he could have a head start, but he wanted to go when all the kids could go. I mention this because last month Brock's X-ray showed that his femur bone is strong and growing, with no sign of the cyst re-occurring! One more check up at age 6, then we are in the clear!
We are glad he is big and strong with all the stress of the surgery and recovery behind us. The surgery was one year ago last week. We are so happy everything turned out great! This is a picture I took of Brock after he found out Jake was leaving on Saturday morning to go to a Scout service project. Brock hurried into his "working clothes" and put his gloves and hat in his backpack. His willingness to help and be a good worker makes me happy! Upon returning home I asked him if he was a good worker and he said, "Well, it was very cold outside and hard to work, but it was warm inside the house and I got to eat a doughnut!" Hmmm...maybe I outta serve more, I could sure go for a doughnut...