(Some highlights from this week.)
- The middle one has hit the stage where she voluntarily tells us all she loves us. Out of nowhere she'll come up to me, wrap her arms around whatever body part is accessible and say, "love you momma". Sometimes followed up by a "so much". I love you too, little one; I love you too.
- The biggest one is playing soccer this spring. She plays her little heart out. The team is less experienced than most; the coach a senior in high school -- doing this for his senior project -- with no coaching experience, and no clue about coaching 6 year olds. She doesn't let it stop her. At practice she listens well, does what the coach asks and does not goof off during downtime. During games she gives 110% for the entire 35-45 minutes she's on the field. I'm so proud of her excitement, enthusiasm and desire to learn new things.
- The littlest one is able to grab things on his own accord and bring them to his mouth. This makes entertaining him much easier, especially when I need to work on dinner or do something for one of the girls. It's wonderful being able to give him a toy and lay him on the floor or prop him up in the bumbo.
- The new vet clinic we're using offered to help me to the car on Monday. Wrangling 50-pounds of blind dog, the baby in the carseat, and two older kids is no easy feat. A simple offer of help is greatly appreciated.
- C took the girls to soccer practice last night and let me stay home with the baby. An infected tear duct in my one eye means no contacts for a few days and a very sore, irritated eye. As much as I missed watching practice, it was nice not having to go out in the wind and bright sun and end up with it more irritated.