J "squeals of joy and excitement"
I had put C's hair into pigtails, hoping that she still didn't hate them.
I realize E is growing up, he likes to be one of the big kids, but he will still put on his zebra socks.
"Hi Coconut!" E says to me as he walks in the door.
"Mom, you are the best dad." E says with a straight face as D is hugging me, just to see what D's reaction would be.
As D is fake wrestling me I often call to the kids to come and save me. Neither one of them are swayed when D tries to enlist them. E usually uses his head as a battering ram, then wedges himself in between D and I. C rushes in yelling "I rescue you! I rescue you!" and then when I am safe, "Mama, you are safe" and gives D the stink eye while E head rams him some more for good measure, laughing his head off. I take advantage of this game a little too often.
"What in the gosh is taking so long?"
C chose this outfit all by herself. D and I had to talk her into not wearing a sleeveless dress (this is the same day as E wearing jeans) and sandals. This is what she had D help her wear. Very stylin' I think. I bought this coat 2 years before I had even thought about having kids (and any thought I had included all boys). I saw it and fell in love with it. Still love it, especially on her.