Catching Up

In early March, Thea lost another baby tooth – her third! The next morning, she was thrilled with the tooth fairy’s delivery.
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She spruced up Jason’s haircut.
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There was a make-you-own-pizza night.
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Thea met up with the Frozen characters who were visiting Harrisburg during, fittingly enough, the Fire and Ice Festival.
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It was very cold, so we spent time people-watching from the warmth of Arooga’s.
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At home, Thea had an intense session on the treadmill.
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On the day before St. Patrick’s Day, we took our homemade Leprechaun catchers to school.
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They wondered how NONE of the 20 traps set by preschoolers had caught a single leprechaun…
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Instead, the tricky little leprechauns had streaked around, littering golden tinsel everywhere. Better luck catching one next year.
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That evening, Camp Hill Borough celebrated Easter early with an Easter Eggstravaganza evening for children, complete with an egg hunt and crafts.

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Thea showed me her yellowed, Easter egg dyed hands,
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She shared a bite of her Easter cupcake with Finn.
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During a visit to Nonna’s and Baba’s house the next day, Thea perfected her new eye-rolling habit.
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She proudly showed Nonna her latest tooth loss.
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Nana, her beau Bill, and Auntie Lala moved to Mechnanicsburg, and they joined us for a celebratory dinner. Because it was St. Patty’s Day, Jason cooked up delicious Guinness Stew and Culcannon.
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Finn took interest in Jason’s book on Ashtanga Yoga.
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He shared a bite of his Easter cookie.
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Thea began taking lots of pride in reading stories to us… and Finn enjoyed flashing his nakedness before bathtime.
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They shared a heated game of Candyland.
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And bathtime.
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After their Easter egg hunt at school, they delighted in having their own hunt at home – with empty eggs. They took turns hiding the eggs for each other, and then rushing around to gather them as quickly as possible. Clearly training for next year.
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Excitement for empty eggs Thea hid for him to find.
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The Easter Bunny brought bikes.
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The Easter Bunny also left eggs in Nonna’s and Baba’s yard.
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Auntie Lala brought a delicious carrot cake, and Thea helped her make the icing.
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Bill and Nana were there too!
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At home, Finn and Thea tried out their bikes (and I forget their helmets).
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On the playground, Finn noticed two young men doing layups, and ran inside to find his basketball.  Coming back to the court, he walked past them and loudly announced, “I’m very good at basketball.”
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Thea got her first pair of light-up sneakers.
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They put together a farm and garden Kiwi Crate activity.
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And practiced riding their bikes.
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Finn and Thea competed in the Healthy Kids Running Series, a local weekly running program for pre-schoolers through adolescents. Finn refused to wear the special shirt (he’s the one in the middle, wearing the dark shirt).
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Thea was much more excited about this activity. She’s the one in the middle, in the pink shorts, waving at me.
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She was so excited, she started running before the flag came down!
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Her daddy is her number one fan.
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And, last week on the playground at school, she lost tooth number four!

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2 Comments

  1. Now, THIS is the start of a happy mothers’ day! Thank you. Love you all.

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  2. Deanna Morrison May 13, 2018 at 10:48 am

    Thank you so much for sharing. Miss seeing these little love bugs.
    Love ya ❤️ ❤️. Grandma Deanna

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