Ryan took a few weekends off in March so we decided to make the most of one day and go for a hike in the woods. For Payton it is treasure hunting, she loves to look for rocks, find deer poop (so much fun!), pet the moss and look at ferns. Colt had a way better time this time because he rode around on Ryan's shoulders in the back pack. Almost the entire time Colt hummed the ABCs or sang Twinkle Twinkle. It was pretty cute. We brought the dogs along too (Ryder 12yrs, Sarge 6yrs). They were both so tired and quiet in the car after the hike that Payton actually thought we had forgotten them back in the woods. Despite the rain, we had a great family day just walking in the woods.
Colt turned 2 on March 13th. We had a small celebration on his actual birthday over at Karen and Jim's house (our neighbors, friends and the kids' daycare provider). Colt opened a couple of presents and got to eat a cupcake (or cup-a-ca as he calls them). He managed to eat the whole cupcake without getting his hands dirty. It was impressive. PJ on the other hand, had a bit of a meltdown. It was hard on her for her brother to be getting so much attention and presents while she got nothing. A good lesson for her... Life is not fair. By the end of the day, she could have cried if you looked at her funny. The straw that broke the camels back was that the frosting was not staying on her cupcake while she was eating it. Meltdown central.
We celebrated Colt and Auntie Corey's (she turned something larger than 2 on March 2nd) on St. Patrick's day with the whole Reynolds/Tang clan. To start the day, Nonni, Robin, Ryan and Patrice ran in the Runnin' O' the Green in Bellingham. It was a 5 mile race(Ryan's first). The weather did not cooperate. We ran in snow, hail, rain and wind. But we ran it, and we finished it. Ryan probably ran closer to 7 miles that day because he kept running ahead of Patrice, then circling back. Apparenly she runs too slow for him. After the race, the ladies left the kids and husbands at home and went out for massages/facials at a local spa. It was w-o-n-d-e-r-f-u-l. A perfect way to recover from a cold morning run. While the ladies were relaxing, Ryan went home and did a FANTASTIC job decorating the house for Colt's birthday. He did the balloons, streamers and got the table all ready to go. It looked awesome. Papa, Nonni, Uncle David, Aunt Corey, Darian, Mia and Auntie Robin all joined us for dinner and cake. Colt had a great birthday.
PJ had her 2nd Gymnastics show at school at the end of March. Her preschool is at a Gymnastics school. She goes every Tuesday and Thursday and the first 45 minutes of school is a Gymnastics lesson. it is great. It gets her energy out right at the start of the day so she can concentrate on learning (the big things... you know, like finger painting and playing dress up). She loves her school and all of her teachers. Every 3 months or so, the school puts on a 20 minute performance to show the parents what their kids have been learning. All of the kids basically get a solo run through an obstacle course and do a giant ta-da at the end. It is so much fun to watch. PJ did great this time. She was one of the only kids to do a leg lift on the balance beam. **So proud**. She'll be changing schools next year to a Pre-K program and we hope to find a similar set up closer to home. Enjoy the pics!