Great news! My son-in-law is back safely
on U.S. soil after his deployment to Iraq.
Thank God, and thank you, Paul, for selflessly
serving our country. (You and Kristi are
heroes!) I'm so happy they're together
again. And Camryn can now keep them both
she's a real walker now. Big change from
when her daddy left for Iraq.
Nothing really exciting to report. We've
had a busy few weeks with Angus's karate belt
testing (he's now a yellow belt), a trip to the
aquarium, a trip to the zoo, a trip to M.O.S.I.,
a trip to the beach, and a few nature walks with
school thrown in for good measure. The
kids are really moving forward and, in many
ways, are so much easier to deal with than when
they were toddlers and infants. They're
understanding limits and exercising their
judgment skills. Nice. Going out
with them is becoming more about family and less
about corralling a brood of animals.
Kelli's moving forward in her school work and
has put in job applications all over town.
I sure hate the prospect of losing her as my
built-in babysitter, but I know that a "real
job" is in her future.
Kevin spent the weekend camping with friends in
both Georgia and Florida and is now back to
school at USF this week.
Nadia has really taken the "little Mommy" role
to the extreme and she's now trying to wipe
Ruca's bottom when she poops. I've caught
her trying to help Ruca on a few
occasions..."Oh, you pooped, Ruca? Okay,
I'll clean your bottom." Then she grabs a
wet wipe. I quickly intervene, but still,
it's one of those sights (watching Ruca bent
over so Nadia can help her wipe) that I just
never even considered. Too funny.
The girls definitely have some qualities to
their relationship that I would only attribute
to their twinship and it's very interesting to
is moving forward in his language development,
and although behind the girls, I was surprised
when I started the "M" in Max and he continued
with A-X and said, "that's Max." He was
also counting, "thirty-six, thirty-seven..." a
few evenings ago. Don't know where he was
going with his counting, but the concept of
continuity with numbers - well, that's pretty
good for not being three, yet.
More later. I'm beat.
Where does one
begin and the other
Angus got his
for his yellow
and the new
Nadia in a cave
Ruca, the goat
hugger - at the
Angus playing a
trick on us
The three little
ones had to taste
the water in the
Ruca and Max
getting ready to
take a walk with
Spidey a boost.
Max on his
Always on his
Trying out the
Max, the pirate.
Heading to the
day with the little
ones at the pool.
I love Florida
First easy day
EVER at the
beach for us.
I love watching
Getting the sand
and my gorgeous
Camryn at a park.