back to reality
Is it possible that a weekend can seem like a year? We spent Friday at Meijer Gardens (say ‘Meijer’ like Oscar Meyer) with Lainy and Marli and Sydney (aka Schreechy). Pictures were few as we spent most of our time watching the kids soak up the colors and the wings and the water and the trees. What a gift to have such a place literally right down the road. I see us spending a lot of time there in the years to come.
Rylie girl’s 4 month shots made for a sleepy (but not cranky) baby this weekend. She’s 18 weeks tomorrow, a stunning 11 pounds 6 ounces and 25 inches long. She’s also a talker. We had all the nurses giggling and the doctor skipping patients just to play with us. She’s a keeper. I’m ready for more. Seriously.
After the shots, we loaded up the (newly returned to us) 4-Runner with Abe, the baby, Huck Finn on iPod, and some Goldfish crakers and headed North an hour to New Era to spend a couple days with our dear friends Joel and Brenda (and Wyatt, 14 months and Abe’s friend, Bud). The cabin was built by family and friends…to include my husband pre-KatieKate. All the wood is from the 20 acres it sits on, and we had 2 days of 70 degree weather to enjoy it. Bliss. We made the obligatory trip to the Country Dairy Saturday night to have some ice cream. Ry was thrilled, if not a little shocked by the sweet goodness of homemade ice cream.
Well, people…there’s bread to be made, bags to unpack, Torah to read, and sunshine to soak up before the rain comes tomorrow. Abe is dreaming of the birds that got away this weekend. I don’t think he’ll be much help to me today…not that he ever is when it comes to chores.