Ready to ship the girls to their Grandparents so I can pack
I printed and mailed 200 copies of a picture with our new address. Here are the rejected poses from my photo shoot for the moving card. If you didn't recieve one, it's because I don't have your snail mail address. Send it my way and I'll get you a card in the mail. Although the next image isn't the best picture, I did think it was funny.
The Suitcase Drum
Tonight after the evening church service, Christ the King held the annual 4th of July party. We enjoyed great food and fellowship before the firework display. I met many of the moms in the Terra Firma group ("Young Adults" in their 20s and 30s) and talked about their playgroup, Bible study, book club, and even learned about a women's gym (with childcare!) where they work out. Gabi made a friend named Isabel (another "Bella"), and Isabel has a sister named Evelyn who is only five days younger than Annabelle! Most of the other kids Gabi's age were running around or on the playground, but I did meet some other babies. Eleanor is only a month older than Annabelle, and she has lots of older siblings. Three-month-old Elizabeth ("Ellie") and her two-year-old sister Abigail just moved to Little Rock two weeks ago from Houston, TX.
Happy Baby (with Wild Hair)
Annabelle and Wesley
Michael's high school best friend, who also lives in the Atlanta area, has a son just a month and a half older than Annabelle. We will miss Wesley and his family and all our other Atlanta friends -- especially the DeKalb Playgroup.
Bella (at 9 months) and Wesley (10 months)
Gabi's World of Animals Puzzle
Gabi has a fantastic book with pictures of our old house, friends, and city as well as pictures of our new house, friends, and city. It has really helped prepare Gabi for the move. The book is also a great memory album, where we can record Gabi's favorite things at this age. We had a hard time selecting one favorite activity for her. She likes music, stickers, games, books, puzzles, drawing, and more. As you can see here, she is very advanced in working with puzzles.
Piecing Together Africa
Naming the North American Animals
For the past two weeks, Gabi has been in panties with almost no accidents. If it weren't for the accidents as we were trying to leave town yesterday, I would have called her potty trained. She's been doing very well (outside of naptime and nighttime). At least I have hope that she'll be ready to go to school this fall, where children are required to be fully potty trained.