Hello again! So much has been happening lately.
Emmy has been insisting she say the prayer at the dinner table most nights. Hearing her talk to our heavenly father about us is just the sweetest sound and makes our hearts so happy.
I worked at the hospital on Sunday and was able to attend a party for the NICU graduates. I got to see my old coworkers and some of the kids that I took care of as babies. One in particular was the first preemie I ever cared for. He was born at 26 weeks and weighed 1 pound 10 ounces. That was almost seven years ago and today he is a perfectly healthy little guy.
Here we are in 2008
And six years later, and a few pounds that have been gained by both of us (ha)...
This was such an amazing experience to see him after so long. Even though he didn't know me, his parents and I sat around reminiscing about the scary and happy times when he was in the NICU. I LOVE being a nurse.
Then last night I got to go out for 4 hours by myself to do something just for me. Caleb finished his last final that morning and I left him with some pumped milk for Elly and got the heck out of dodge. It was glorious. I got a pedicure, went shopping and had dinner with some MOPS ladies. It was so needed and I was very thankful to my husband for being willing to take care of everything after 6 days of critical testing.
Lately, since the weather has been so fantastic, the girls and I eat lunch outside. They both love it and it is nicer than being stuck inside and its free. While being outside, we've all been playing around. Elly eats grass, Emmy waters the plants, and I take photos.
And today we decided to take an impromptu trip to the beach. It was disastrous and comical at the same time. Chilly, windy, sandy, and all of those combined with a baby and a toddler and trying to put up a tent is just counterproductive, but on the way home Caleb and I just laughed at the circumstances and then Caleb said that this would be the times that our children remember and that we were making memories (since the girls had no idea how crazy the day was).
Here is Elly during her first ever beach visit. I'd say she was a happy girl!
I love making these memories with our little family.