Here was my original list:
Here's what was added at Carolyn's suggestion:
|I LOVE this rug.|
Here's what I added reluctantly after facing the reality that it was time:
Annie likes her bed the way it is now, and she slept soundly last night, even through a loud thunderstorm. Now we will wait and see how naptime goes..
But it wasn't all work and no play. On Friday morning we went to the beach and had a great time.
On Saturday we went to downtown New Bern, where we had dinner, went walking, and had ice cream at the girls' and my favorite, Cow Cafe. We had lots of good eats, and a couple of giggly little girls to entertain us.
|"I see you, Mama."|
On Sunday afternoon, once Annie's bed had been converted, that was it for home improvement projects and shopping trips. It was finally time to just relax and hang out and enjoy the 95 degree heat.
|Isn't this the cutest little kite? It's a colorful little gecko that Karen got for the girls while we were at Bed, Bath and Beyond.|
It was hard to see them go this morning, but for me, looking around at what's been accomplished around the house in such a short time makes it a little easier. I am grateful to them both. We'll be seeing them again in September (Karen) and October (Carolyn).
Now we start counting down to the next visit, which will be Tim Sr on July 14. About two weeks after that, Timmy will be making his appearance. We're going to do our best to fill this next month with as many activities as we can handle. Delaney starts a little preschool summer camp tomorrow morning. It is Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 9 to 12. I can sign her up for just one week or all of them. I'm going to take it week-by-week and see how it goes. The theme of the first week is baking, of which Delaney is definitely a fan. If they let her break an egg she'll be really happy. If she brings me home something she baked, I'll be happy.:)
Besides that, I'm thinking that spending time with friends and going to the pool will make these next few weeks go by fast.