It was a big adjustment for me and for the boys when Mairead went back to school in September. I was so used to having all of them together all the time... we were a little team, a traveling circus. It was, and still is, strange to go places without her. So, days when we all get to be together are all that much better now! I found these additional pictures of that day at the playground, and they make me smile. It's a very simple thing, but seeing all of my kids having a snack together at the playground just makes me happy.
Jack and Ben were the hit of the playground since they were wearing their capes. Jack even wore the mask for a while. Jack is wearing the blue Batman cape and Ben's cape is black. They were leading around a little crew of boys who were imagining all kinds of scenarios in which they were fighting crime and capturing the Joker.
Mairead and Lily had a great time on the tire swing, thanks to some pushes from Katie. It's nice to see the girls spending time together and having fun!