We have been loving this weather lately, even though it plummeted in the last few days. The girls had off their birthday week and we spent a lot of it outside with some of their new presents. They wanted roller skates and I wanted to get them new bicycles.
Their grandparents came over their actual birthday-day and we opened presents from them that night and as promised, my mom got them the much longed for roller skates. They are just like the kind I had when I was little - they expand to fit around your sneakers. Except these are cute friendly, pink plastic princess ones and mine were hard, unforgiving metal that would probably have given me tetanus if I fell on them the wrong way. But hey - we all survived. And what's with the helmet and knee pads, Katie? It's no fun unless you're risking life and limb.
Maddie, who has never been adventurous as Katie, saw her sister wobbling around and decided that bubbles would do her just fine, thank you very much. Which was fine with me, too, - because as much as Maddie doesn't like the athletics, I don't like it when she falls and had bloody scabs for days either. Hey - she has other gifts - the kid was reading when she was two - she'll be just fine.
Her goal was to blow a BIG bubble and she just couldn't get it - and not for lack of trying. So I jumped in "Mommy will show you how!" and darn it if I couldn't do it either. I blew into the wand reaaalllll sllooooowww and it just wasn't happening. Skates and bubbles. They just don't make them like they used to.