The rest of the month has gotten away from us & has included, gardening, library time, celebrating birthdays, lots of missing Jeff, outdoor time & trying to teach Ax how to walk...
|This was actually a party for the 4th but, L was sure the cake was for her. |
Thank you Jeanne for scrounging up some candles!
|Checking out the flamingos with gramps|
|We spent her b-day morning at the aquarium with K, L & R.|
Just 2 hours is all I ask:
After walking into my kitchen and finding stickers placed all over my floor and turing the corner to find little nibbles taken out of the apples I called my mom in desperation, "Is there anyway you can take the kids during their naps so I can clean this house without ANYONE here?!? She graciously agreed and even offered to take them for longer! THANK YOU MOM!!! Life is good when everyone's healthy & you have a clean house. Can I get an 'AMEN' mama's? I can probably count the number of times on my 2 hands when I've been home ALONE since having kids. This needs to change.
Birthday cake #3:
|Martha's cookie cake out of the July Living (minus the raspberries and candles)|
It was a hit! Happy Birthday L & g-pa!
L had been begging me for a "walk in the forest" for days ("A hike?" I would say - "No, a walk in the forest"...) As soon as we had time I threw her in the car, drove 1 mile & we walked. We soon found ourselves surrounded by beautiful old trees & listening to leaves blowing & birds chirping. (Don't worry there were no bears or monsters in this forest. ) The highlights for her were peeing outside for the first time & hearing me tell stories of walking those trails with her when she was a baby getting caught in a huge rainstorm...
Phew! I'm pooped. If you've managed to make it through this post... Bless you, good night & good luck.
(yes, I'm realizing this post is really L heavy... I'll try & get some A pics in soon. And, no he still is not walking...)