We stuck around Brookfield this week. Claire loves riding her bike.
On the swing at the park at the end of our street.
Switching jammies with Violet.
Cinco de Mayo! We've started making margaritas with fresh fruit instead of mixers and they are muy tasty.
I've started to practice the guitar a bit more lately. This week I'm learning the strumming pattern D DU UDU along with the chords Em, A add 9 (Easy A), G, and D. This is my first real week of practicing consistently and I'm finding the transition from G to D very difficult. I'm also finding that the tips of my fingers on my left hand are in quite a bit of pain.
"Creating True Peace" by Thich Nhat Hanh
Claire is always finding something silly to do.
We've been getting together with Joe, Jackie, Violet and Maxwell quite
often. Typically once during the week and once on the weekend if we're
The kids love playing together.
Claire has really found an interest in dressing her babies so we took out her old premie clothes for her to use.
She would read books all night if we let her.
We typically ride our bike to the park each night while Jen gets dinner ready.
Then we play around for a bit before heading back.
This is one of Claire's favorite stuffed animals right now. His name is "Peep". She likes the disgruntled look on his face.
My high school friend Jon stopped by on Saturday night with his wife Amy. I haven't seen him since our wedding in 2000.
We're back in Charlotte this week and next week. We're making our final move to Wisconsin on the 23rd. There is still much to do before we make our departure.
Claire loves playing at the park. We'll have to find a new favorite park in Wisconsin.
"Fear" by Thich Nhat Hanh
In Brookfield, WI this week getting things set up in our new home. Abuelo y Abuela along with Melissa and the kids all came to visit and help us get settled in. Sarah was going to head over but they got too much snow. It will be nice to be able to see each other more often.
Claire and Ben horsing around.
Claire opening a belated birthday present. It will be nice for her to have family at her birthdays and it will also be nice for us to be able to attend all of the special occassions.
On Thursday evening we met up with the Heringtons and Hendersons for dinner at Maxie's Southern Comfort. Claire got a chance to spend time with her Brookfield BFF Violet and we got to catch up with some college teammates. One set residing in Brookfield and the other in London. Great company. Also, this restaurant is amazing. I'd highly recommend it.
"No Death, No Fear" by Thich Nhat Hanh