Have I mentioned that Life has slowed down around here? I think I mis-spoke. Normal has stopped for the time being, and Life has kind of gone warp speed.
Whoosh! Sister's back in town.
Whoosh! Let's go to the Islands for the day whenever we feel like it!
Whoosh! Let's watch Wonder Daddy work his fanny off trying to get a fledgling business off the ground!
Whoosh! I'm a week behind in folding laundry!
Whoosh! Let's get our (lifetime) boater's license! Hooray!
Whoosh! I haven't swept in 18 hours, you could serve an army of toddlers from the scraps under my table!
But I miss talking in this space! I promise I've had good reasons for being so absent, but still.....!
Little Miss E managed to turn five this week. I KNOW! I'm pretty sure it was just a little while ago I was bringing her home from the hospital, a little appalled that they would just turn us loose. With a baby. I kept checking behind us to make sure someone wasn't chasing after, yelling "Stop! You're not allowed to leave!"
We celebrated appropriately with her friends, with tutus and flower wands and glittery play dough....I can't wait to see what this year holds for our oldest munchkin.
The girls and I snuck away to my parent's getaway again on Friday- we left right after breakfast, and were there by 10:30 for a gorgeous cloudy morning, and a brilliant sunny afternoon. We got lucky and Mimi took an actual nap, IN A CRIB, so we managed to survive the afternoon without any major explosions. (Except...her diaper. Sakes alive, I gave her watered down Crystal Light in her sippy cup, and little girl drained at least 3 of them. In the two hour car ride home, she managed to flood her diaper, and consequently her car seat. Half way through the trip, when I thought she was bored when she kept putting her feet on the seat and trying to stand...she was just trying to escape her own personal pond. Sakes alive, child! Of course, she had a totally dry diaper in the morning. I'm pretty sure she was empty by the time we got home.)
We finished the week with dinner with friends we see far too infrequently- R served two amazing pizzas, one was Thai Peanut, the other was BBQ chicken (I'm going to ferret out the recipes and I'll share- R, I know you told me, but I need to get the details!), and we took all the kids to the park. I include the two dads in that "kids" segment, because they got to bring their favorite toys (guitars), and spent 2 hours picking and strumming their favorite Dave Matthews songs and crooning along, to the delight of the other folks at the park. Have I told you guys what an amazing musician my husband is? He's been so busy being an amazing daddy and an amazing husband and an amazing tax guy....music seems to take a back seat sometimes, which is too bad. The boys were putting their heads together about doing a show later this year, though, so fingers crossed....
**Side note: I was totally humbled tonight. I thought I was doing better at church, understanding what people were saying....there was a big group of Latino kids there at the park tonight, and I didn't even recognize most of what they were saying. Sigh. Was it slang?? More likely is that God's totally carrying me at church, and I didn't realize just how MUCH. (My family is attending a very small Spanish congregation right now.)**