I can't believe it's Thursday already. This week is flying by. Monday and Tuesday we hung out with Tristan's friends in the neighborhood (Erin and Maile), because Maile was leaving for vacation on Wednesday, and I think Tristan has developed a little crush on her. Soooo cute. Wednesday we had Genesis and Jaida over for a couple of hours to play (my friend Helen's daughters). We had so much fun. Kira liked having other girls in the house for a change! They are much more gentle and sensitive. I realized that my wish for 5 children was insane. 4 is fun for a couple of hours, but I just don't know how my mom did it her whole life (and continues to do it!). I have gained a new respect for her for having 4 daughters. I can barely handle my two kids without losing it.
Kira is teething again, and it's so hard to see her miserable. She is such a happy baby normally that it breaks my heart to hear her cry. Tristan tries to cheer her up, and most of the time it works, but the rest of the time she just wants to be cuddled - which I absolutly love, because on a normal day, she'd rather be left to play by herself and she gets mad if I cuddle her. So I am good with this. But I do wish I could take her pain away. Thank the Lord for Hylands Homeopathic Teething Tablets - they are miraculous!
Today we had a playdate at Tristan's friend, Trevor's house. They had fun playing in the backyard, and Kira was fascinated with their dog Ginger. She thought the doggie was funny and would laugh everytime she came around Kira. After nap, we went over to my Grandpa and Grandma's house and hung out for a bit. Papi was there too, and Tristan liked that very much! We listened to Kira sing and watched Tristan as he investigated all the doors in the house and had an encounter with the water dispenser in their refridgerator door. It was great to see them and catch up and laugh at life, kids, etc.... My grandma is looking good. Tired, but healthier than the last time I saw her. She has pancreatic cancer and is currently undergoeing her 2nd round of chemotherapy. She had no energy and sleeps all the time. Please pray that her appetite increases in order to stay healthy and strong!
Today, as I was walking downstairs, from putting Kira down for a nap, I heard Tristan singing his "ABC's". It was the first time, and I nearly passed out with excitement. It went something like this: "ABC ... DE .... LOP ... Q .... TU .... ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ". Ah, it was adorable. I love that he left out letters, and only emphasized his favorites. Wish I had that video camera ready. I will be ready next time, that's for sure.
Well, now the kids are in bed, and I am off to hang out with my adorable, skinny(he's lost 35lbs!), and talented husband who just got offered a job at Sony Media as a Senior Web Developer! I am so proud of him!