Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Gianna CRAVES company. Friends. People that will play with her. We are blessed to have so many sweet little friends that we enjoy so well....but most of them are boys. We've finally gotten to the age, where having little girlfriends to do girly things with is becoming more desirable than it used to be.
I was so happy to have the chance to show Gianna a special gift she received when she was only a few weeks old. It's the sweetest little miniature tea set that I've been patiently saving for just the right age.
I was equally as excited to pull out on of my favorite gifts ~ a tea posy, which is a clear tea pot that brews these fabulous teas which actually bloom in the pot. It starts off as a round, over sized 'seed' and once boiling water is added, it begins to bloom in front of your eyes.
Their anticipation was precious...
As I added the boiling water and warned them how hot it was, their little faces were so cute with concern...
I hope their little friendship grow as they do...
Oh...and we did invite one little boy...
...Sophia's little brother, Joseph.
Is he not the cutest little Squish you've ever seen? Laid back, smiley, low maintenance....dream baby.
Monday, June 13, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
...for the first five days or so.
On Day 6 she announced, "I don't want to go to the beach. No more "saulcy" water!"
She'd had it. Plus we were having issues. (No Lewis vacation is ever without it's issues.) We (she) had a horrible bout with constipation that was not 'fixable' without an enema and very dramatic outcome. Horrible, I tell you. I was in tears.
No sooner did we recover from that traumatic event, then we were awakened to Gianna screaming in the middle of the night. Let me clarify: Daddy was awakened to screaming. The usually light-sleeping Mommy somehow entered a sleep deprivation coma that night and didn't hear her child calling out for her. I would normally feel very guilty at this point, except for the fact that my husband walked into Gianna's first stomach virus. (Have I ever mentioned that I don't do vomit? I don't. I can't. They all told me I would be able to handle it with my own. They were wrong. God's gift to me that night, was not being the one to enter that sick scene.)
Anyway, she was SUCH a trooper through that episode. Just a little clingy, which was fine by me. (Nice to have a cuddly child every once in a while.) A couple of days to lie low was not the worst thing. We were in a beautiful condo with every convenience, and a heroic husband/daddy who was wonderful to us. Yes, us. I got the bug next. I'm telling you, us Lewis girls seems to always reserve our illnesses for trips. Daddy always seems to reserve his upon arrival home. Yep....he got it too.
So add all that with a family reunion - (* the reason for the trip to begin with) and a strong willed two year old who was exercising her defiant muscles....it was an exhausting trip. We were happy to be together and away from our 'normal' lives for a bit and we did have many fun times and great memories, but there's no place like home.
* Iain's family was all in Tampa, where his brother lives, because they were all going on a 7 day cruise. We opted out - being that we are trying to sell our house and possible adopt again. All I can say is - THANK HEAVENS WE DIDN'T GO ON THAT CRUISE!
And I'd be remissed if I didn't mention the fact that my big girl slept by herself in a room on the other side of the condo - which she wanted to be pitch black at night. "No mommy, please shut that door and you go down the hall." I'm impressed. I'd have been a chicken.
Monday, June 06, 2011
Saturday, June 04, 2011
Our local library had a Summer Kick Off event last Wednesday with loads of activities, projects and entertainment for all the kids. There was a wood craft area that Home Depot sponsored and kids were making bird feeders, toys and planters. I thought the planter would be cute, but didn't want to attempt it during the mayhem - so they gave me one to take home.
She participated in each step. (Check out her first tattoo!)
Painting is always a favorite.
The legs had to be hammered onto the base. I think it was fairly brave of me to give her the hammer, but I have to say, she was amazingly precise. I was very impressed with her carpentry skills. Her PePaw is going to be so proud.
Mommy helped finish the paint job.
I was so impressed with the result. Can't wait to add a little plant for her to take care of.