Sunday, September 20, 2009

And we're back

Yes, we're still alive and well. I'm not sure what has happened to the past two weeks, so I won't attempt to explain my absence. But, I'll give a quick rundown: Jeff was out of town for a week, Charlotte has been sick (ears), and I've been busy at work, so when I get home the last place I want to be is on the computer.

In other good news, Drew and Amelia had their baby, a precious boy named Asher Andrew. I wish I could kiss those cheeks right now! Isn't he beautiful? There is something really special about seeing my brother become a father, something I really feel he was born to do. Drew is patient and kind and level-headed, all wonderful attributes when it comes to caring for a newborn. Or a teenager. Amelia is a beautiful mother and I know this boy will easily live up to his name with the two of them guiding his way.

Charlotte is actually getting tubes tomorrow, so we're gearing up for that. Thankfully we've been through this once before with Caroline. The recovery for her was a matter of hours, so I'm predicting by Monday afternoon we'll be back to normal over here. The worst part of for Charlotte should be waking up and not being able to eat until after the surgery. Have I mentioned before how much Charlotte loves to eat? Should be interesting.

Caroline is doing well in school; she's been on a writing kick these past few weeks. She wants to write everyone's name, so I'm busy writing sheets full of people's names so she can copy them. It's fun to see her progress in her writing skills even over a short amount of time. I'm not sure where she gets it from (ha.), but she can be a little obsessive about these types of things. I'm just relishing the time now when she is obsessed with something like writing letters.
Building with her Dora house set. This was called "pincher house".

Jeff and Caroline made masks the other morning. Caroline had so much fun.

Cheering on the Tigers!

This afternoon when we got home from church, I was feeding Charlotte her lunch and Caroline was in her room listening to the Little Mermaid soundtrack. I heard her singing and when I went to go peek in her room to see how she was doing, I saw that she was using her bed as a little stage to perform along with Ariel. I caught part of it on camera; here you go!


pwalton said...

Now that is a precious memory!!! I loved it. She is quite the performer.

Pipsylou said...

Ohh, Asher! My favorite boy name! ;) Congratulations, Auntie! I have been reading your blog and think you must be a kindred heart. :)