We love going downtown to have lunch with daddy. This time Ari asked if we were going to see his desk. When we got there all he wanted to do was work. He kept saying "Daddy, come work with me!" I'm not ready for him to be old enough to work! Ok, let's be honest. I don't think I'll ever be. But his daddy is a good role model and works hard for our family.
I took a 3 day trip over the weekend to go see my grandparents. My brother went with me and had to witness my fear of flying. And not to mention the poor guys who were stuck next to me and kept reassuring me that everything was going to be fine. But it all turned out ok and I survived both plane rides.
Unfortunately AJ and the kids couldn't come but it was really nice to see how my grandparents were fairing with the trials of life. My grandpa went through treatment last fall for lung cancer and then just finished another treatment for brain cancer. On top of that my grandma was just diagnosed with breast cancer, so needless to say they have had a lot on their plate. But to no surprise they are still hopeful that these trials are part of God's plan and that no matter what happens He is the one in control.
Going on 54 years of marriage, they continue to show how much love they have for one another. There is no guilt, fault, or blame in their household. God is the center of most conversations and how He has worked in their life over the years. I am so grateful to have them as a role model.
They all survived without me too and had lots of quality time with daddy and the grandparents. (Sorry mom! Didn't have a picture of you but I know you helped out!)
When I first told Ari I was going to be gone for a few days he said "But I will miss you!" Then he realized that he was going to have daddy all to himself and said "Ok! You have fun, I will stay here with daddy and play." Ari wants to be with his daddy all the time, whether he's working out, mowing the grass, fixing something, or sleeping.
Evangeline has also become really attached to her daddy. Every day after work she will hear the door and start looking for him. Once she hears his voice it's all over. She wants daddy and wants him NOW. If he has to go to the other room before seeing her then she starts crying. This saying has already come true in this household:
a son's first
a daughter's first
I am so blessed to have a husband who wants to be invested in his kids lives. Love you babe!
Did I mention we have a new pet? He isn't always around and likes to make surprise appearances.
He is very calm and likes to take "pretend" naps on the kitchen floor. Now that is my ideal pet!
When I am with Ari all the time he seems so grown up. But when I was gone for 3 days and I talked to him on the phone, his voice seemed so little and precious. He is such a big help around the house and with Evangeline I sometimes forget that he is only three.
I always admire his artwork and sometimes it surprises me what he ends up drawing. These two people below were his chalk creations from yesterday. Although they might be square, the rest of it was pretty accurate: arms, legs, face, hair. And no, this was not an inspiration from Sponge Bob. Those words aren't even spoken in this house.
Most of the time his drawings are for daddy to take to work. This one will just have to remain out back until it rains. That is, if it ever rains.