Being the only boy in a family with four girls isn’t always easy. When we went to China the second time, Brendan asked if we would bring home a brother. Frankly, he was such a difficult toddler, I wasn’t exactly sure I’d be able to survive a second boy. Instead, we brought home the next best thing: Steffi. Steffi loves boy stuff and would be happy to throw a ball back and forth with me all day. She wore her 12 inch bike completely out this week. There was a hole in the tire and a broken chain guard. How many kids need TWO 12 inch bikes?
When we are parking, she wants to park next to “that Suburban car. I wish we had one of those!” or “park next to that big truck. I’m getting one of those when I grow up.” At five years old, she is just thirty pounds and 41 inches. I’m not sure she’ll be out of a booster seat when she grows up.
Memorial day weekend, she and Brendan played cars, Legos (always Legos), sword fights (with nerf swords), marbles, water balloons and water gun fights. It is great having a “brother.”
(layout: I originally made this layout on a quickpage and when it was all done, I didn’t like it! So much for making a quick layout. Instead, I started over with a Ditthersdoodle template, Retrodiva walk in the park paper, Carrie Stevens shabby stripe, dc designs springfresh paper 2, Green with swirls embrace life SandeKrieger Memory makers, springfresh alpha, AGE friendship rikrack)