Wow, sorry about that - I think this is the longest I’ve ever gone without a blog post. Things have been INCREDIBLY busy and stressful, and there hasn’t been much room in life to write down what we’ve been doing! I’ll skim over the highlights, but apologize in advance for anything I miss - it’s far too much time for my brain to hang on to details.
First of all, we had a bunch of birthdays during August! Grandma had a birthday on August 14, I had a birthday on the 16th, and Auntie Lisa had a birthday on the 23rd. So, to start out, on the weekend of the 14th-16th we had Grandma’s birthday, then the next day was a 50th wedding anniversary celebration for my Aunt and Uncle, then Lisa and the twins had a sleepover at our house! That Sunday the 16th was my birthday, and a house-warming party for Uncle Greggy, which was also a b-day celebration for me, Grandma, and Auntie Lisa. Whew!
The next weekend was Auntie Lisa’s birthday, and Claire and Abby’s baptism. The girls did a really good job and I don’t have a single picture because I was the photographer with Lisa’s camera. The next TWO weekends we had visitors from Rochester - Jason’s brother (both times), with Shannon (first weekend), Arian (first weekend), Tali (both weekends), Eanna (both), and Dominic (2nd weekend). It was a lot of fun to see them all again, and give the kids a chance to play together! The only sad part is that we never made it to the splash pad as promised. Lily really seemed to hit it off with 2yo Eanna, and the two of them seemed pretty evenly matched.
On their second weekend up, Eanna had some unsupervised “fun” in our upstairs office/guest bedroom! She got into the desk and found some markers (including a sharpie) and colored ALL over herself and the wall, and some on the desk. She got in big trouble, and I felt bad because I kind of get how that happens so quickly. Anyway, she mostly just managed to get the wall in this little nook we have, so it should be really easy to paint over, and I’m thinking about painting it a different color than the rest of the room anyway.
We also managed to make it to our friend Cameron’s third birthday party, complete with a giant bouncy house and the biggest pizza and cookie you’ve ever seen! We also bought a new car (pre-owned 2009 Mazda 5), started a new school year, went back to our normal daycare (Jenny’s house) which Lily LOVES, met up with an old high school/college friend and her kids at the zoo (will have that in another post), got our steps fixed (FINALLY), and many, many other things that I can’t even begin to list here.
Since I’ve been SO bad at keeping up with you guys, I’ve included not one, but TWO fantastic Lily videos! The first is a video of how Lily, Claire, and Abby greet each other almost every single time they see each other. I see a preview of the pre-teen years, here! Turn down your volume for this one -