Me taking Patrick away from the road for the 100th time. Alma loving the open spaces.
Sami and Alma taking pictures and saying hi. Patrick being a ham.
Here is Alma showing off his new tie in his Nursery class, in which he is now the second oldest child. Alma's birthday happened to coenside with Patrick's 17 month mark so Patrick was finally allowed to attend Nursery (with parental supervision, until he's 18 months officially). We'd told Alma this so when we opened the door to let Alma into Nursery he told his teacher,"Today's my birthday and Patrick is invited!" and with that he took his brother's hand and in they went. Why wouldn't that have explained everything?
Here is Patrick on his first visit to Nursery. Wow, that teacher is tall! He was looking a little nervous only for this picture and then he ran off to play with a toy he recognised. He's been waiting for months to finally get to stay and play in here. Only a few more weeks to go now until he gets to stay and play the whole time unsupervised! Yeah! Mommy and Daddy are excited.
Alma is showing Patrick the ropes here, helping him find toys to play with and introducing him to other kids.
Here is Alma "helping" his brother rock on the rocking horse. He didn't actually need any help, but you know, since Patrick is still a little boy and all, of course he actually did need some help getting it going right. Just the second before this picture Alma had the back of that horse actually about a foot off the ground and Patrick was barely hanging on. But, well, his intentions were good. That is probably the real reason for the parental supervision...to make sure the older siblilngs don't kill the younger ones while the teacher learns to recognize who is related.
Oh, right. Most people want to see the kids! I remember that now. Well, here is some of that cuteness too....
That was Alma and Patrick just after they'd been cleaned up from Kevin's birthday cake. Too bad we didn't get any pictures of them with the cake still on! Oh, well, Maybe next time.