we had a great weekend with family, as my parents as well as my grandfather and his wife came into town. it was the first time Caleb got to meet his great-grandpa, so we had a very nice time together. pictures and more about that later.
after everyone left, we were all a bit tired and cranky but we were still a ways from bedtime. there’s nothing like getting out of the house to help everyone deal with fussiness, so we were off to the church picnic at the park. it was a beautiful day for hanging out, though the weather was a bit odd, with a constant yet warm breeze. so we got to hang out with the Wells family, among others.
Michelle also got to hold our newest neighbor, as you can see here. (DISCLAIMER: THIS IS NOT OUR NEW BABY.) this is Lauren, who was born a little while ago, but she was quite early, so she’s just now about newborn size. as you can imagine, holding such a tiny little girl was quite an eye-opener for what is to come for us very soon (due in less than 2 months, in fact). Caleb was quite interested in the baby and reached out to touch her leg. well at first it was more like hitting (but not too hard), so we reminded him to “be gentle” (we’ve been practicing this with the dog with moderate success). he caught on pretty quickly, so we’re hopeful he’ll treat his little sister well.
the baby started crying, and Caleb wanted mama too and Michelle was a tad overwhelmed at the very real prospect of having 2 needy kids. but we try to remember we had similar thoughts about having just 1 not long ago, and God blessed us and took care of us.
here’s a slide show of some of the other picnic pics. I’ve been trying out flikr again, although they’ve been having recent outtages. I dont want to abandon our family site, but their “uploadr” makes things very easy. other weekend stories and pics coming soon.