Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
I can't believe Luke is 4 years old. He's growing every week, and I can barely keep up. He's spent a while more shy in social situations, but he's starting to get more open to conversation with others. He still eats bananas, yogurt, black beans, veggies, fruits, cheese and mustard sandwhiches, well, basically anything that'll hold still.
Micah and Luke helped make the cake. They're both good cooks.
Luke planned his whole day. First we went to Rise for breakfast, then we enjoyed family time all afternoon.
We had Lili and Ben (and their families) over for hot dogs and cake at dinner time. Luke tends to be rather laid back about things, for a 4 year old, so I really enjoyed seeing him have a plan for his day and ask for it. And of course we made it happen!
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Last week, we celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary. A birthday, while fun, is not something I've necessarily "accomplished", but I feel differently about a wedding anniversary. Our marriage has taken work, love, grace, encouragement, and more of each. We're in a growing, healthy, joyous place, and we were happy to celebrate it!
We left the kids with Mike's parents, and went to Asheville for R&R.
On the way up to Asheville, we stopped to play tourist. First we visited the Bunker Hill Covered Bridge in Catawba County. It was a covered bridge. In the woods. Over a stream.
After that we stopped by Murray's Mill. That was a pretty interesting field trip, we saw the water wheel, all the equipment, and the mill pond. It would be fascinating work, although hot and tiring.
Saturday, June 21, 2014
These days, I enjoy birthdays. This year Luke's class made a crown for me, as I was the helper in their class the day before. You may be aware, birthdays are a Big Deal for preschoolers.
I love getting older. Each year I'm learning, growing, becoming more comfortable with life, my life, and generally more content. I've also stopped feeling like "an age". I don't FEEL 34 or any number, really. I just feel like me.