Whew! It's good to be back. I was more or less sick all last week and (obviously) blogging was one of the many things that simply did not happen. ;-) I'm glad it was me, though, and not the children!
Alaina is talking away with new words added almost daily. She is starting to make appropriate comments on her own, saying "thank you" and "good job". Stephen is a little darling! So far, he's had enough awake time during the days to pretty much eat and go back to sleep at night. A couple of times he has even given me four hours of sleep in a row! I'm so grateful for all these little blessings.
Kyle is my hero! Whether it's getting the kids rolling in the morning so I can sleep in, taking the evening shift, stopping at the grocery store or taking Alaina on errands with him, he does so many things to make life easier for me. I can't say how much I appreciate his help!
We've also had some sumptuous meals from the kind ladies at church and some help from a certain Miss Sarah that have made this little rough spell much easier. I am reminded again how much I need the body of Christ.
Let's see, what other tidbits of news do we have from around here?
-Uncle Andrew came down for a visit. Great fun!
-The mice are gone, so now we're feuding with spiders of various sizes.
-Our air conditioner is broken. I'm glad we put in a new one by the bedrooms!
-Kyle has made all sorts of delicious things, Berry Crisps, Applesauce and Blackberry Currant Jam.
- Alaina's recommended summer reading: King Bidgood's in the Bathtub.