Quite a few things to report this entry, most importantly, we finally purchased, received and built the playhouse the girls got for their birthday. They absolutely LOVE it. They spent the entire day outside except for naps and meals. Thanks to everyone who donated to the fund, especially Aunt Cherrie and Uncle Kenneth. Thanks to the Schweers (Smears?) for helping build it. Why wait, right Jamie? Good idea.
The ladies have been having a good time with the sand box lately too. Mostly Tilly spends 10 minutes filling a large cup with sand, then tells everyone who'll listen that it's a milkshake and it's hot and you have to blow on it. Then, because she's a generous soul, goes to give the concoction to the baby (the statue of baby Jesus and Mary). This entails dumping about a pound of sand on the young Lord.
Ellie and Tilly have been in great moods lately. When their not throwing the biggest tantrum they can muster, they are being as endearing as humanly possible. Their sassy little hair cuts from NeNe only add to it.
Ellie in the owl hat and Tilly is wearing her "lion" jacket. See the last picture for why she calls it that.
one video is girls "shooing" Sirus away (and him ignoring), the other is the girls learning to cook.