Beatrix turned THREE on April 10. She is sweet, considerate, with a dash of sass thrown in. I can't wait to see her learn to roll her eyes, and I am sure her teen years will be quite a hoot! But for now, she is adorable. She loves Care Bears, Moana, and Dora.
Leah turned FIVE on April 20. Leah is oh so curious, asking "Why?" after almost every statement. I imagine that in a few years, she will be in the know, because everyone explains things to her now. Leah loves to be read to, and is a big fan of PBS Kids and Youtube.
On April 21, I celebrated a six-month milestone of being cigarette-free. I think I'll consider the date to be six months since the rebirth of my lungs.
|Not my actual lungs|
I also celebrated my birthday on April 22. It's not polite for a woman to tell her age, so let's just agree that I'm "of a certain age", and have been qualifying for senior discounts for quite a few years.
Desiree turned TWENTY-ONE on April 24. I haven't heard if there was drinking and debauchery on her birthday (not sure I need to know this information). Desi is a sensible young woman and just graduated from esthetician training. She is studying for her state boards, and looks forward to a career at a salon or day spa. She loves all things related to fashion and makeup and has a work ethic that belies her age.
We celebrated all of our birthdays at our April Family Dinner get-together. Desi and I have to set a date for her birthday shopping excursion (a tradition we've had for several years). With every year she ages, I have fewer complaints about the skimpiness of the clothes she picks! :)
We look forward to Spring and Seth's TENTH birthday in May, as well as me weaning myself off the bottle, and a May 12 performance at Listen To Your Mother.