Nina. The one crying out loud. For a long, long time.
We were running late to the bus stop. Prayed with Livi and Ava, kissed their little faces and sent them on ahead. Nina and I followed. Nina wanted to run. In her flip-flops. She was doing fine. It was me with the problems–got my head (hair) caught in a tree branch for a few seconds. Then she wiped out. Not much blood, because she went straight down on her knees on the concrete. Big thud though. Ouch. Carried her the rest of the way down the street. Then back home. Then she screamed if I tried to put her down. Then she screamed when I told her I couldn’t watch Diego with her; I had to pack a picnic lunch for the park. And on and on it went. Gabe stepped in. He’s a much more calming influence than me.
We survived, but my goodness, I’m already completely worn out already. And we have a busy ol’ weekend ahead of us. And please note that this excessive busyness does not make me excessively important but excessively…excessive. Working on this.
We do have a lot of fun planned, and I’m excited. Picnic at the park here in a bit with a new friend and her little girl who’s just four days older than Nina. Making cookies. Dishes. Cleaning up some stuff. Packing more lunches.
Big Day tomorrow with my fam. CAN;T WAIT to see everybody! It’s been a long time! Stephi, can you pretty please drive eight hours to see us?? Meeting at the Indian Mounds in Cedarville (Xenia?). Hiking. Picnic. Rubbing Bethy’s belly. 🙂 Back to Josh and Jess’s. Fun and games. Chatting, laughing, pizza.
Sunday–church, nap, dinner with friends, NASCAR race, pack lunch (I am getting SICK of packing lunches! not really.) for zoo.
Monday–INDY ZOO!! Meeting Kelly. Woohoo! And now, one of my students from my first year of teaching (6th grade) is going to meet us for a little bit too. With her HUSBAND. Yes, I’m old. Can’t wait to see you, Amanda!
Tuesday–relax, smile, and let everything clean itself up and put itself away.
Gabe’s mom came for a visit yesterday afternoon. Gabe took her to a bunch of stores to find the best deals on a laptop, projector and camera to take to Kenya (she leaves Sept. 11 for a month) for the pastor over there. Girls got home 30 minutes late. Snack, dressed for soccer scrimmage, off we went. Other team 45 minutes late. Fun watching and cheering. Drove by the girls’ schools on our way to PEI WEI! Forget the envelope fund! Janelle’s treat! And hooooo boy, was it scrum-diddly-umptious! Thank you, Janelle!
Headed to the park. Looks like it might rain. Have an awesome weekend, girlies! Love you heaps and bunches!