I'm afraid I've been a bit negligent of this blog of late. I've been so tired by the end of the day that I just do not have the energy or cognitive skills to string together a coherent post. This may not be that coherent but I thought I'd give it a stab and fill you in on the past week or so.
Aunt Kathy, Len's sister, departed on Sunday after helping us out for a week. The girls loved having her here and I was happy to see them bond even more than they did during our week at the beach in July.
Maggie and Steve sent a beautiful fruit basket that we all enjoyed...YUM! The kale that served as the greenery was stir-fried with some garlic for dinner later so nothing was wasted!
I also want to thank all of you who took the time to respond both in the blog comment section or to my email about my parenting questions concerning Lucy. I guess I knew that she was regressing with all the turmoil of the past two months but it was nice to have some other perspectives and suggestions for reading material, coping techniques, etc. My book list is expanding quite a bit! I do have some good news...
Len came back yesterday (isn't he adorable? He had an updated picture taken for his new position at work)
Today we met up with Linda and her son Henry for a playdate and picnic at Hermann Park. Here's Kate on the tire swing with a bigger girl in the park. Kate just loves making herself dizzy. Lucy, as you can see, does not.
We're spending Thanksgiving with Melissa's family so we're pretty excited about that. Friday night we've got tickets to see the Zoo lights. The girls are very excited to be outside at night ("when we should be in bed!"). We only have 2 weekends left here in Houston. One of my old friends from LSU, Lisa H., is coming over from Louisiana for our last weekend in town. She also lived in Houston for a few years so it'll be good to have another "local" to hang out with.
I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving and are able to spend it with those that you love. We have so much to be thankful for this year including all of you. Thank you for your support, your notes, your gifts, your love. It has made this particular part of our lives that much easier.