Anyway....learning to adjust to our new normal seems to be an everyday challenge. I'll take it though. It sure beats the alternative. I'm sure there is an art or a science that we will create for our family. For instance, when Mommy wants to go to dinner for a girls night out we just have to start the bedtime routine about an hour early. Since Lucy can't be left alone for any period of time, its imperative that all baths and bedtime activities are complete before one person is left alone with all three kiddos. No big deal, unless girls night out starts 30 minutes before bedtime even begins. Oh, well. Being 45 minutes late is no big deal. Right?
We've been busy since we came home at the end of last week. Visiting friends, visiting family and trying to remember what normal life is like. Last night we ate dinner with our friends Cissy and Cliff and their precious children. We had so much fun and the kids played well together. Well, everyone except Lucy. But that's a work in process I hope. Tonight, as I mentioned, we ate dinner with Leigh and Chad and celebrated Benjamin's 7th birthday. It was fun, even amidst the personal chaos.
|Eating chocolate cake with Maddie|
|Birthday boy Benjamin, Lucy and Leigh|
I might not be able to learn old tricks again, but this little one sure seems eager...
I love this little boy. He makes my heart smile. He has been amazing since we've been home. He has changed a lot over the past 6 weeks. He's calmed down a lot, he listens, he plays by himself. God really knew that I needed a break. And Ella hasn't disappeared. She's just on vacation with her cousins this week. I can't wait to get her back home. I miss her like crazy and Lucy has been very lonely. Jack misses her too. He walks around the house yelling "YaYa" all day long. We will be together soon and I can't wait!