I’m a Florida girl at heart so it’s so sad to see Summer go. I love the longer days that glow with sunshine. Living in a land-locked state I especially miss the ocean. I love the feeling of squishing sand between my toes and smelling the salty air. The roar and crashing of the waves always humbles me and brings me close to God’s heart. I really miss my family in my home state – having small children makes it really hard. But fortunately we can Skype and stay in touch.
I don’t care much for winter – mainly because I don’t like having to dress like the Michelin man to go anywhere, the days grow dark quickly, and I’ve been rear-ended twice now on icy roads. I do think snow is pretty – I just don’t like having to drive in it. Funny thing is, I do like fall. Something about the crispness in the air. It’s not something I experienced in Florida. I especially love the colors of fall – the burnt oranges, reds, fiery yellows. I look forward to seeing all the colors and briskness that fall brings. Here we are on the cusp of fall. Just yesterday it hovered in 60’s and yet, next week it will be in the 70’s and 80’s again.
My boys are too young for school but our oldest can count from 1 to 12 and sing his ABC’s. He’s very bright. He has an incredible memory and will often mention friends or past events that we thought he would have forgotten about. We’re amazed by how smart he is. This summer we attended a NICU (Neo-Natal Intensive Care Unit) reunion picnic. Since our eldest was 10 weeks premature he spent over six weeks in the hospital before we could take him home. During that time we got to know the nurses and medical staff almost like family. They are miracle workers and we love to show them how he has grown. Here he is at the picnic crawling around in his first ever bounce house. I think you can tell by his smile that he had a great time.
Our big boy also had his first dental appointment. No cavities (Yea!) and his first ever application of fluoride to his teeth. He did terrific at the appointment even though mommy was a little nervous.