We talked and played around in the front yard first. Clara has been very slow to share her love with everyone other than Mom, Dad, Christian, and Cullen. To be honest, she has just now started sharing kisses and hugs with us, but the flood gates have opened and she is more than willing to share on most occasions (unless you beg). Well, she is slowly warming up to share with other people too. Yesterday, Clara warmed Uncle Mattie's heart by sharing a good long hug with him. She just cuddled up with him and enjoyed it. By the look on Matt's face he was even more pleased than Clara. Candy is still trying to worm her way in there....it is so funny to watch. The harder Candy tries the farther Clara goes in the opposite direction. Don't worry Candy...it will come!! She is the clingiest so far out of our 3 kiddoes. I have to admit....I like it!! I love that she just wants to share her love with us but when I see others working so hard to get her to cuddle in and share kisses with them....I wish she would share more with them too. I know how it feels to want your nieces and nephews to gush all over you!! =) She is opening up though and it is happening more and more with others. Here are some shots of our hanging out in the yard and then the wonderful cuddly moment Clara shared with Matt.
We then went to the backyard to talk and play some more while Clay cooked some steaks up!!! Yummy!!!
We ate dinner and enjoyed the company very much. We ended the evening with Cheesecake Factory cheesecake. It was delicious!
There is nothing like having your dining room purpose as the schoolroom too. We are blessed with the home we have and we do love it but man it has been shrinking lately!! We have been looking at larger homes that might inclue more space/land, pond, etc. but with no luck so far. We will just keep looking and pray the economy holds in there too. So all the lovely school material you see is our lovely "formal" dining room. =D At least we can enjoy family time while learning the Fruits of the Spirit, Presidents, digestion tract, respiratory tract, bones, cardiovascular system, maps, and white board work we have been doing.....LOL But it works!!
I am going to steal a couple of pics from Candy when she gets some posted. She got a really good one of Jerry and Clara. I am sure she got a few from today at Brennan's birthday party. The kids were invited and it was at Pump It Up. Brennan is Candy's nephew. He was turning 5! I am ready to see them. I will share more when I can.
Happy Birthday PawPaw!! I hope you enjoyed your day! See ya tomorrow for Easter!