And then there’s this…

We are going on a full week of single parenthood while Sam settles into Pittsburgh life.  It has been tiring but not overly so; we just keep going and build in time to rest.  However, by bedtime, everyone is ready for the day to end so we can recharge.  (at least I feel that way 🙂

Tonight was pretty typical–dinner and bath, followed by reading and Ollie going down, then Lily.  Well, Ollie must have eaten too much because he threw up everything after bath and pj’s.  Cleaned that up and moved onto reading to Lily.

I have been downstairs on Pinterest for the last few minutes listening to her make a lot of noise upstairs for someone who should be asleep.  I just crept up to see what was going on.  She has been staying in our bedroom since Sam left, fyi.

I snuck down the hall.  She was sitting in an open suitcase, using the straps like seat belts, talking to herself and reading a little directions packet from some box in the bathroom.  I didn’t disturb her because she was so content.  And the noise has finally stopped, so I think she is back in bed, hopefully snoozing.

These kids slay me.

Another Great Day!

In Lily’s preschool class last year, every day ended with the children gathered on the floor to say the class “cheer” and it went something like this:   We are the Little Bunnies.   We play together.  We pray together.  We work together.  We’ll be back to have another GREAT DAY!  (this last part, last year, was shouted at the top of their little lungs).

We had one of those today.  A great day.  The beach with friends and then dinner made for us and swimming with grandparents.  Is it any wonder both Lily and Ollie are fast asleep upstairs?  Why aren’t I?

Ollie fell into the little creek running down to the ocean.  He did not like it one bit.  But he loved the sand and the seagulls and watching all the big kids play.  Lily was an adventure girl, racing around the whole beach with her friend, Nora Jane, jumping from one level of sand to another and changing her outfit at least 4 times.  Yes, even on the beach.  With not that many clothes to change into.