Life seems so much grander when there’s lots to look forward to. There are times in my life where things get very repetitive and a bit dull so I try to really enjoy the busy times when so much is happening and going to happen.
Aunt Amy has come to visit us all the way from Las Vegas. It has been over a year since we’ve seen her and therefore it is the first time she has met Willow. I have been fortunate enough to spend lots of good girl bonding time with her while riding bikes, playing in waves or paddle boarding. We even went shopping together which was great to do without the kiddos. With her came Kei Kei and soon Pepaw. I was told that living at the beach would bring more visitors and it is definitely true so far…..keep it coming!
Lilly started her first day of Preschool today and she was so excited. I dropped her off in the carpool line and she made her way like such a big girl into the school. Willow and I headed to the doctor to check on a little rash Willow has developed and now I am home, looking at the dirty kitchen but enjoying some time for reflection. Lilly’s new thing is making up elaborate stories. After finding some chap stick in her school bag, she explained how she had rode her bike from Lookout Mountain to the chap stick store to get it. None of which is true of course, but she gets this little glimmer in her eye while she strings us along. Today we load up her room with the refinished furniture that Wil and I have been working on. It’s about to be big girl time once again.
Lats weekend, Lilly rode on a boat into the salt water for the first time. She loved it and actually jumped in!
Willow’s new thing is walking! She has been babbling a lot and actually getting some noises out that sounds like words. Last night, I held out my hands for her to come to me from a standing position and she took about 4 or 5 steps before finding me. As I squealed with glee, she just laughed her toothy grin pleased with her new found walking legs and the reaction she received from using them.
Tomorrow night is Wil’s institution for Holy Cross Faith Memorial and the East SC Diocese. Pretty big deal for sure and we have lots of good friends coming into town for the occasion. On that note, I must go straighten up the house and as I look at this crazy mess, my thoughts drift towards my friends living at the Gulf. Prayers are with you all!