It is not that we haven’t been doing anything; it is that I haven’t taken time to post. My motivation for posting has been waning lately. I think it makes a difference that we are closer to family which is one of the major reasons we have kept this post going. But at this point, I also see it as a journal for the girls to chronicle their lives. I have not done a good job with baby books – something I thought I would actually be good at! So, this has replaced that. So, here is an update:
Madison and Grace reunited for a play date in a pool a few weeks ago. Her grandparents, who live in the area, invited us over one morning when they were watching her. Although there was little interaction in the pool – they were both too busy “swimming” and jumping into the water – they did reconnect during lunch and the playtime afterwards. Madison would feed Grace sticks of celery in between laughter.
Then, there was Fun Night in the community. It started with an Amish vs English softball game. (I don’t know the results; we got there too late.) Then, it progressed to helicopter, ambulance, and fire truck viewings, followed by train rides, playing with cousins, and some ice cream. (We left before the helicopter dropped candy because Madison was tired and hungry and breaking down…. and so was I.) It was a partial high school reunion for me – seeing classmates that I haven’t seen for a good number of years.
Ellie is continuing to grow – flashes her smile and wins you over instantly. She got a tutu from Jeremy’s aunt (just like Madison got) and I tried to take some pics. My photographic efforts didn’t work so well, but here are a few:
My brother called one Saturday and asked if we would like to go hiking a God’s Hollow. I packed up the girls and took off. (Jeremy was working on the townhouse, and I pretty much take every opportunity to go do something when I am by myself.) The big boys climbed places I wouldn’t even consider (look carefully in the second photo and you’ll see them), while Madison and Landen stuck to the little creek – the perfect depth for them.
Finally, we have had a number of visitors – Sandy, grandparents, Ben and the boys, our neighbor Lori, and most recently, Zach, Megan, and Aunt Julie came. We hung out on the front lawn. Madison wanted to sit in chairs just like Zach and Megan – not on the blanket like Mommy, Julie, and Ellie :)
I need to get to some bookwork so we can get to the bank and get some money for groceries. So, this blog ends somewhat abruptly. Hope everyone has a great start to the week. Maybe I’ll take some time again later to blog. Blessings.