Weekly Happenings: This week held two fun events. On Thursday, we celebrated the Fourth of July by grilling, relaxing, and popping off fireworks with friends. It was pretty exhausting keeping Abigail from running after the fireworks, though. She still doesn’t have much of a sense of self preservation. We ended up heading back to our house (we were only two doors down) as soon as we finished with our fireworks. The kids were a bit bummed, but once we pulled out ice cream, their frowns disappeared and were replaced with smiles. Friday morning, we took a spontaneous trip to Waco so that we could check out the Magnolia Market (of Fixer Upper fame). Paul kept an eye on the kids outside (there’s an open space where kids can run around and play) while I checked out the market. We didn’t stay long because it was pretty hot, but I’m glad I got to see what I did.
The Weekly Weather: Warm, humid, and sunny…with a mix of rain here and there. It’s pretty typical for July. 🙂
What Paul’s Been Up To: He’s been busy with work and Daddy duty. I mention that last bit in particular because, as of late, Abigail has not wanted to be left behind when he goes somewhere. I’ve heard, “Daddy! Daddy, wait!” quite a bit the last little bit.
What Sarah’s Been Up To: I have basically been doing my typical summer stuff: entertaining kids, piano students, housekeeping, and the like. I also got my eyes checked and my astigmatism is a bit worse, so I need to order new glasses and sunglasses.
What Joseph’s Been Up To: He’s been pretty much enjoying the summer life. He had a ton of fun with fireworks. He also recently finished the second Harry Potter book.
What Abigail’s Been Up To: As I mentioned before, she really liked the fireworks and wanted to get right up close to them. It was hard keeping her out of harm’s way. She actually pitched the biggest fit when we headed for home, but luckily, since two-year-olds are rather fickle, she was also the first to perk up at the mentioning of ice cream. I joke with Paul that trying to raise her sometimes feels like raising Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Luckily, most of the time she is sweet and cute with only occasional bits of fury.
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