It's amazing what a difference Bible study, prayer, good friends, sunny days, help from others, and baked goods can make!! :-)
Ah, the joy returns!
I think I've mentioned before that I really need my sunshine. I need fresh air and exercise or I start to feel ICK. Fred has been helping me get my daily dose. We have been working, off and on, on the play set. The weather is slowing us down considerably, but at least the kids have the tower, slide, and monkey bars so far. And don't forget dirt...actually MUD, thanks to all the rain.
The good thing about solid white clothes is that they can be bleached!!
Fred covered our wood when it started to rain, so after the showers cleared up, we went out and cooked over the firepit. Ahhh...fresh crisp air. So nice.
We've also taken up shooting hoops again. We take turns shooting and holding Oliver. Isabelle is getting quite good, too!! She's very proud of herself for making several hard shots, and she wants to try basketball camp this year. We've done Tball and soccer in the past, so this will be something neat and new.
Even if I can't get outside, it's nice to just leave the house when I'm feeling overwhelmed. Today we went to a post office field trip, then out to lunch with a friend (thank goodness for those free pizzas through Book It!), then had them come back here. After that our college grad student came to meet with Isabelle and then I went shopping. Somehow 10 hours of activity was very refreshing for me. :-)
Here's Ethan's attempt at taking a picture of us at the post office. Heh heh. It actually turned out strangely interesting. I'm not sure what on earth the kid did...
Tomorrow is a big day. My baby turns 1. ONE-year old. I can hardly believe it. I spent my spare seconds today just studying his little face: the wispy blond hair that is starting to curl in the back, his beautiful clear blue eyes, those chipmunk cheeks that everyone wants to pinch. The way he smiles, reaching up for my face when he's nursing. Oh...and the smell. He smells like the Shea Butter baby wash that I use on him. I just want to inhale it and keep that scent in my lungs. This baby is just the happiest cuddliest most adorable infant in the world, (not that I'm partial or anything.) I can't believe a whole year has passed.