Noah turned four this month. Unfortunately, he got really sick the night before his birthday, and we had to cancel his party. He made the best of it; we opened a few presents, drank a lot of fluids, and rescheduled the party.
The following weekend was Hilt's birthday hike. The extended Abbott family gathered at our house for the first time. We had planned to hike Bradbury Mountain, but it was raining, so instead we did a brief walk in the woods near our house.
The rescheduled birthday party had a "cars" theme. The kids painted wooden cars, ran an obstacle course, ate cake, and whacked a pinata.
Eva and I went on an Audubon society cruise to see the terns' nesting grounds.