His official B-day party was Friday and a couple of his buddies from school came to celebrate with a water fight and cake and general silliness. My parents came into town just as the party was underway and joined right in -- my family is known for our crazy water play and the kids loved being able to attack the grandparents with buckets of water:) Have you all noticed that kids clump all grandparents into the same benign group of adults? Big D's friends showed no hesitation in including my parents in their fun.
We rounded out the weekend with a family barbecue with both sets of grandparents, more cake and, of course, gifts. Big D got his new two-wheeler . . . and he was thrilled and terrified! It's a bit bigger than the old one and he's still adjusting. Can you tell?
This past week the kiddos started a Montessori school together. They'll be going 3 days a week while I work. They LOVE it and the teachers tell us that they play well together. They are in a sweet place in their sibling relationship. They regularly tell us they are best friends and they have all sorts of imaginative play. Oh sure, they occasionally hit and squabble and drive me mad but I hope the companionship outweighs the tussles in the end.
On the other side of the balance sheet -- well, the IRS wrote us a love letter proclaiming their interest in having more of our money. A lot of it. Hubby is pretty sure that they are in error and has written his own love letter in reply. I find the whole idea of the IRS terrifying and can't wait to have this resolved, ideally with our bank account intact. I'm the money man in our family except when it comes to taxes so I have no control in this matter. Good? Bad? Mostly undecided. The other line item on my mind is that a close and very dear friend of mine is having a health scare. (My dear, if you're reading this, I'm not stressing out. Really.) I'm planning on flying over there to help keep an eye on the kids and house and offer whatever support I can while she has surgery, etc.