I may not have been right there sitting in the hospital with her, but I think it might have been easier mentally and physically on me to be there. I have worn myself ragged worrying about that woman. I've told my husband at least once an hour he needs to hurry and retire so I can get home to her. God bless that man, but he's a patient one to deal with me on a regular basis. Please continue to keep my Mama and Daddy in your thoughts and prayers. Recovery is never an easy road.
Yesterday my son was invited to a fellow class mate's birthday party at our beloved aquatic center. I called my partners in crime, Carla and Dulcie, and told them to let's go enjoy the last day of water goodness. (The center closes for the season after this weekend.) There was a huge group of parents attending with their kids for the party. They probably had the same idea we did. I was a little on the rude side, Internets. I really don't know a lot of the parents in Vitt's class, so I didn't hang around the party. I know. I know. I need to get to know them and all that, but I just didn't have it in me and I NEEDED the ability to sit and just do...nothing for a few. The Man was understanding and did the party scene with The Boy and even kept an eye on him. We partner in watching our kids, but that kid of mine? He's a wild one in an unstructured environment.
All in all, the afternoon was a good one. I got to sit with my girls and just be there. I can't believe how tired I was. A quick stop to pick up some food and family night was our order of finishing up a good Saturday. The Man did a little pressure washing of our back patio and Paige convinced him to let her play with his toy. She was right thrilled to have all that power at her fingertips. I worry about her.
A few pictures were taken before we left the center. I'm all about recording milestones. I can't wait to compare this year's pictures to next year's!
I give you....End of Summer 2008:
As you can see, The Boy was pouting and letting us know that he was NOT happy about it being the end of the season. Also note his ladylove beside him trying to smooth his feelings. See the big metal spider? Apparently the storm the other week deemed it necessary to go ahead and take down the fabric...or it blew away. I meant to find out, but forgot to ask.
I don't know what the two little ones were so engrossed in, but it must've been good. Ainsley and Makenna are good for striking poses, aren't they? Yes, I realize that you will never this many kids to cooperate for ONE BLESSED PICTURE.
Busy week ahead for The Edge. Got a couple of upcoming things to blog about I hope you'll enjoy. I hope you all know that now I have to consult with Paige on who is going to blog about what. I should have first dibs, right? Thought you'd agree.