I've been making it my personal mission to make sure that the girls are sufficiently worn out every day. Napping is going better, and I believe the two are related. So---as I've thought up new adventures for our daily "wear-out sessions", my blogging has taken a bit of a backseat.
That, and, we're negotiating on that house I told you I loved. I've never bought a house before, I had no idea it could be such a long, drawn-out process. I'm hopeful though, friends. I'm hopeful even though my husband told me that since I put out our love for the house into the blogosphere, that I may very well have jinxed the whole thing.
I don't believe in jinxes.
Anyway, because we're negotiating on the house, we've gotten our house in order, so that if we can come to an agreement on a contract, our house would be ready to go on the market immediately. In the meantime, my crock pot is packed away, and there isn't one picture of us up anywhere.
Transition is hard sometimes. Especially without crock pots and pictures.
- Last year for Mother's Day the girls got their first taste of frozen custard. This year we repeated the tradition. I'd say that's a winning tradition, wouldn't you?
- We've had some really windy days lately. The girls love to throw leaves up in the air and watch the wind catch them and carry them away.
- Warmer temperatures mean that the girls have been able to enjoy swimming in the backyard. And, they look super-cute in their new swimsuits from their Masa and Masi.
- The girls also enjoyed wearing their swimsuits to help their mama water all the flowers.
- My parents were here visiting this past weekend. They never got tired of reading the same books over and over and over again to the girls.
- The girls "jumping" with their grandpa.
- My first completed sewing project was this dress I made for Hadley--I finished it a couple weeks ago.
- My mom helped me complete Brynne's dress when she was here this past weekend.
- Then, the girls wore them to church on Sunday.
- New material and a new pattern to attempt more dresses for the girls.
- This weekend I learned that both my parents can stand on their heads. My dad demonstrated his skill to all of us, and then helped the girls practice standing on their heads. I'm so thankful to have healthy, active parents!
- Reading through the Book of Ruth.
- Beginning the study of Philippians.
- Having Brad home a bit more this past week.
- Breezes to accompany warm temperatures.
- Playdate with Kate, Gwen and Thomas this past week.
- An encouraging email from Mandy.
- Phone calls from Melissa.
- Sharing a blueberry cobbler concrete with Hadley.
- Biscuits and gravy for breakfast.
- Harvested cauliflower from the garden.
- The girls burying their noses in the hydrangeas.