Emily’s baby has a little red dress that my mom made for it around the time Nathan was born. She realized that she had a matching red dress and really wanted to put it on and take pictures with her baby. Then we realized that Nathan was wearing red too. Once everyone was in their red attire, however, Emily’s baby had to take a nap and was quickly tucked into Nathan’s bed. Emily checked a few times, but her baby didn’t wake up in time for pictures. Emily did suggest that she and Nathan lie next to each other on her bed and still take pictures. For it being the kids’ idea, neither one of them appears particularly enthused.
On voting day Emily, Nathan and I went in the morning together with some friends. When Andrew got home from work we all walked over together again and played at the nearby playground while Andrew voted. There was a little baby bunny living in some of the play equipment that we observed until another family chased it away.
I love it when parks have the two types of swings next to each other. Nathan isn’t a huge fan of swinging, unless Emily is pushing him. Then he laughs and laughs, but mostly because it is like playing peek-a-boo as she disappears and reappears out of his line of sight.
We received our dryer second hand when we moved into our apartment. We have been super grateful for it but it did have its quirks, such as not turning off when we opened the door. One day it just wouldn’t turn on at all, so Andrew took it apart after the kids went to bed. With some google searches and poking around he diagnosed the problem as a bad switch. It took a little time the next morning to find the part and then install it, but now the dryer works fabulously. We discovered that there is a light on the inside, it turns on when we push the button, and it even turns off when we open the door.
Mother’s Day was wonderful, but the absolute highlight was talking with Aunt Hannah who is serving her mission in Alaska.
A few weekends ago we joined some friends of ours for a simple service project of handing out flowers in a nearby neighborhood. Emily and her friend really got into it. They loved ringing the doorbells and handing people flowers, ending with, “Have a great day!” and running to the next house. Having a stash of pears helped to keep morale high. We ended the evening with a picnic at the playground. Thanks Madeline for all the pictures!
Emily has recently figured out how to open the doors in our house. One morning she decided to make stairs all the way to the handle.
I finished planting our garden on Saturday. Everything that we put in a month ago is looking great and we are hoping for a good second crop to sprout soon. In the ground: tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, spinach, kale, collards, swiss chard, a variety of lettuces, beets, carrots, peas, bush beans, peppers, cucumber, and sweet and red onions. Hopefully we get a good harvest.
Andrew is the king of sleeping pictures. I’m always surprised what I find on his phone.