Meera is almost two years old, and both Emma and Hallie had the best time playing with her.
We took the girls to the mall to play one rainy day
They picked out matching backpacks and purses at the store
And shared ice cream afterwards!
The rest of us enjoyed some ice cream with them.
We finished off our active day with a fun bath time
Uncle Steve and Hallie bonded while he was here
Meera was just the sweetest thing! She loved to give everyone hugs and kisses.
We took a trip to Williamsburg to meet Dan's mom for frozen yogurt and swim in her timeshare's indoor swimming pool!
All three kids loved playing in the water!
We ended the evening with dinner at Panera Bread before Steve and Meera headed back home to Boston the next morning.
Emma, Hallie, and I joined my parents on a road trip to Washington DC to celebrate my cousin, Rachel's, wedding.
My mom and dad with the beautiful bride!
Emma quickly hit it off with her younger cousin (whose name is also Hallie)
They danced the night away together. It was the cutest thing!
My Aunt Wanda even got my dad out on the dance floor, which is nothing short of a miracle!
Rachel and her groom, Richard, looking very much in love
Hallie, Emma, and I got to wear our fancy red dresses for the occasion
Another fun event this month was the Ringling Bros. Circus! Our local library provided free tickets for kids who read 5 books, so we collected enough tickets for all the Jester kids to go, and almost the whole family got together to spend an afternoon at the circus.
Naomi and Emma met some clowns during the pre-show
Naomi was tickling Emma to try to get her to smile for the camera
Nathan, Benjamin, Dawn (+ nephew #5, due in May!), Tim, Josiah, and Aaron enjoyed the show, too!
Emma was invited to one of her preschool classmate's birthday parties last weekend. They rented a gymnastics center and had a room for eating pizza and cake.
The last big event of this month was that Dan left on a two-week European trip with his school's Senior class. It's an amazing experience that we're glad he can have, but we miss him like crazy! Thank God we are still living with my parents, because I'm not sure I could manage to keep the kids alive without their help. We are keeping up with him through texts and FaceTime, and are counting down the days until our favorite guy is home!