April starts a very busy time for us. The first weekend, Little Miss had hockey. After we changed and went to Fairfax for family pictures. No shock, but Captain cried the entire time until the photographer gave him a baseball. He stopped crying, but he was never happy. On Sunday, Little Miss had her swimming lesson and a birthday party for a friend. They were supposed to go bowling, but the bowling alley lost power so it was at his house.
The second weekend was the Masters. Husband prearranged a day out of golfing and then watching the Masters at a friend's house. While he was out, Sister-in-Law and the nephews came over and played. On Sunday, I took the kids to the library. They had a blast, but the library didn't have anything we wanted. We put some items on hold though.
The third weekend, I went out of town for my sister's bachelorette party. On Friday, we went to her final dress fitting and then drove down to Charlottesville. We went to a goat farm where we got some goat kisses and ate goat cheese. We hit up the breweries, distilleries, and wineries. We had a shuttle take us around, and at one place, the bartender drove us home. It was a nice, relaxing time. We capped it off with brunch downtown and a nice walk during the unseasonably warm afternoon. Back home, Little Miss had hockey and soccer. She scored her first goal in hockey practice. Husband sent me a video and, in the background, Captain was shouting her name. It was so precious.
The following weekend, we celebrated Captain's second birthday. I made cupcakes with Where the Wild Things Are cupcake toppers and some cupcakes were little boats. The big kids watched a movie while the little kids literally ran around in circles. Captain missed his morning nap so he was slightly cranky and over sensitive, but I think he had fun. He very much enjoyed the pizza at least. Right after the party, I showered and drove to the Marine Corps Heritage Museum for the awards gala. It was a really great event. I had missed it previously because I had a baby and Captain's first birthday party, but I planned accordingly this year.
Last weekend, I hung out with friends. It's been so long that we were just celebrating their birthdays - which were in March and the beginning of April. We had a lovely lunch and caught up. One just got a new puppy so it was nice to meet her.