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Amanda Rachel & Robin Beatrice
Amanda was born on Wednesday, June 28, 2006 at 3:16 pm
Robin was born on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at 9:24 pm

April 2012

We had a lot of fun this month with the start of T-Ball, Passover, Easter, and a trip to North Carolina to see Elijah and Maggie. Amanda started playing Tee-Ball this month and is really liking it. She is not only having fun, but is learning to play on a team. Robin loves going to Tee-Ball and playing with all of the other little siblings. While the big kids get to run around the bases, the little ones had a blast with bubbles, toys and running in circles.

Now that construction is complete, Robin's room is ready for her big girl bed. And we're pretty sure she's ready for it, too. She's starting to talk about using the potty, but given the terrible experience we had with Amanda, we are not getting our hopes up and are going to let Robin go at whatever speed she wants.

Amanda also came home from Spring Break Camp telling us that she has a boyfriend there who's 8. When asked how she knows he's her boyfriend, she replied, "He came up and told me so." Aleck immediately began researching gun ownership.

**Overheard this month: Amanda**

"You can either touch the snow or touch the hot lava and die. Which would you prefer?"

Robin's Big Girl Bed

Robin made the move from crib to bed. Hooray!


We went to the Tot Seder where the girls made their annual frog hats, and then we went to a real seder with their cousins.


**Overheard this month: Robin**

"We're going to the Hot Seder!"

**Overheard this month: Amanda**

"I can't let him copy from my paper because I don't want to be sux-spended from school."

We were invited to an Easter egg hunt by Robin's friend Riley
**Overheard this month: Robin**
After telling the girls that I got them baskets to collect their Easter eggs, Robin screamed, "And we need one for Baby Moses!"

Batter Up!

Amanda had her first tee-ball practice:



And her first game:


Click Here to see a video of her first hit (9 sec).

Robin had fun watching the game, too.

**Overheard this month: Amanda**

Amanda was telling us who the kids were in her class picture. She pointed to one girl who has since moved and said, in a solemn voice,
"She's no longer with us."

Back at home, Amanda schools Robin on the finer points of tee-ball


Blast from the Past: Betsy Ross

Amanda's class put on a show for the parents called: Who Am I? A Trip In Time. Each child was dressed as a figure from history and gave a few clues as to who they were. Amanda was Betsy Ross and also welcomed everyone to the program.


Click Here to see her in action (1:23 min)

**Overheard this month: Amanda**

"Do you agree with my drum playing?"

Trip to North Carolina

We visited with Elijah and Maggie for a few days and had a blast. We spent some time at the beach and played at the house. This was Robin's first time at the beach, and also Amanda's first time in a few years. They both had a fantastic time.



The kids searched for shells, Elijah got buried, and Maggie caught some waves.


**Overheard this month: Robin**

"Do I have a milk-stache?"

After the beach, the kids were tuckered out.



Storytime with Tonya; Star Wars and guns game with Elijah.

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