As per Thomas's request, we invited Riley over for a play date this week. She is pure loveliness. When she was delivered to the daycare after school, along with Noah, she walked up to Thomas, rubbed his back, and said in the sweetest voice, "So Thomas, I hear it's your last week at the daycare...." :) The kids all cuddled up to her on the couch (well not the babies) while she read to them. We are so lucky she will be spending more time with us again in the summer!
We played with foam this week! We've seen tubs of shaving cream at drop-in centres, and Thomas loves it, so we thought we'd try it too. Well, we cheated actually, and bought kids spray foam. Thomas loved it all over again.
Marcus loved it too.
Amadea wasn't too sure at first.
Amadea was very much into painting my legs. She has always been such a creative artist. ;)
Yesterday was Thomas's last day at the daycare. I can't believe it's been almost 3 years since he started! I will miss his exuberant personality; he has such a special place in my heart. At the same time, I know that he is more than ready for kindergarten. I am excited for him to learn, grow, and make tons of friends. I also know that he will be back for visits and I can't wait to hear about his adventures at school!
We celebrated his graduation by playing with punching balloons. Maryam was into them at first, but as you can see in these photos, she'd rather just hang out near the music source. ;)
Well hello little guy!! Marcus was right in there.
I got creative with this photo. I took it as I was giving Thomas a big push on the swing. I'm so glad I did! O.M.G. What. A. Sweetheart.
I also bought pirate eye patches for Tom's last day. I had told him earlier in the week that I had gotten them, and he got this sad, concerned look and said, with such innocence, "....but....you didn't get pirate hats or pirate beards?...You only got pirate patches?" I love how kids speak their true feelings. He was unbelievably adorable. So anyway, Thomas decided the patch looked great with a firefighter's outfit. I would have to agree!
My helper offered to take a group photo. Of course, with 5 kids, this is as good as we can get with a group shot.
Oh, AND we had ice cream cones with sprinkles at lunch!
I leave you with a picture of two adorable children in a toy bin, AND some exciting news: Amadea now has a little baby brother! He was born yesterday (Friday) evening, and is happy and healthy. I know Amadea will be the best big sister. She is already a big help with the babies at the daycare. Congratulations to the family! And we can't wait to meet him!!