Ford was in his element. He had 2 popsicles, 3 fruit snacks, and a bag of Fritos for dinner. Life is good when you are 2!
Lucy was turning heads at First Friday. Seriously I want 100 of her.
Saturday we were invited to a friend of Jon's boat and it was so great! Jon plays basketball here in the neighborhood and has made some really awesome friends so it was nice to leave the kiddos at home and get some adult time with some of Jon's buddies. We have stuck to going out every other weekend since middle of summer and I love it getting away with him. I can't tell you how nice it was to have the wind in my hair and enjoy a boat ride and adult conversation without a bunch of little people needing me!
Jon is from Cleveland, OH and lived there until college so it's always fun to see some of his friends from back home. One of his BFFs who was in our wedding came down with his family and we got some fun swimming time with them, their son is 2 months younger than Ford!
Monday we spent the day at Mimi and Papa's compound swimming, playing basketball, grilling, and relaxing. Pictured below, Lucy is obsessed with washcloths and sucking water off of them. Pool, bath, car....girlfriend is easily entertained.
Seriously, life is so good at Mimi and Papa's!
Dad I know this isn't the most flattering picture of you but how cute does Lucy look?!
Y'all. I just love the season that our family is in. Pretty much every one of our good friends is pregnant or just had a baby... this season is so life giving and joy filled (and exhausting, amen?). In the span of THREE days I got to visit and hold 3 sweet brand new babies of dear friends. And next week my nephew will be here!! I am not lying when I say you can get baby fever when you have a 4 month old at home! I just love watching my friends become mamas (most of them 2nd time mamas right now)!
Geesh if you've made it to the bottom of this post, you're a saint. I promise that if we talk in person I don't ramble this much! Let's see. What else is going on in our lives. Jon and I are leading our community group through Matt Chandler's The Mingling of Souls and I am also doing it with some ladies in the neighborhood. We are doing a missional community group training at our church on Thursday nights and that has been really good. Basically we are studying how Jesus calls us to live in community and make disciples, good stuff y'all. I am currently watching Jimmy Fallon and Ellen Degeneres' lip sync battle from Wednesday night. Omg. I love them. We are obsessed with the show Impractical Jokers...You Tube it. I made this recipe on Wednesday and it was one of the best things we've eaten in a while and it was silly easy. Ford still loves school and that makes me so happy! Lucy and I are enjoying our baby swim class and I am getting time to see friends and have grown up intentional conversations without a toddler running around.
Okay if I don't stop now I will start telling you about the laundry that I forgot to move from the washer to dryer last night...love y'all!
One more thing, I can't believe it has been 14 years since 9/11. It never gets easier to remember the tragic day our country lost so many brave souls.