I guess I got out of the blog mode for a while. But I'm back.
We've had a busy couple of months. Cooper, now 3-1/2, is changing and growing every day. Not only are his clothes getting too small, toys are being outgrown, and Mom and Dad are having to adjust to new attitudes and situations, deciding where to extend new freedoms to him and where to hold our ground while being constantly challenged.
We've had a fun springtime, getting outside once again and enjoying the sunshine.
And the mud.
Don's work schedule has been an adjustment for our family, mainly having him work every other weekend. It was hard for me when I realized he had to work on Easter, but we got through it. Hospitals don't stop for weekends or holidays.
We ordered a butterfly kit, receiving 5 live caterpillars, watching them turn into chrysalides and then into butterflies before letting them go. This was an interesting project for all of us, and Cooper still talks about it.
I've been spending a lot of time working in my garden. I have enlarged it once again and have it mostly planted now. We got TONS of strawberries, which I planted last year and really didn't have to do anything to this year except cover them to keep the birds out, and pick them. Now we're getting a few blueberries for the first time. I planted them several years ago and just this year figured out that I needed to cover them too. Apparently we've been providing quite a feast for the birds over the past few years.
Our Community Bible Study class ended for the year last month, and they had their usual end-of-the-year children's program. As usual, it was more cute than anything else, except maybe chaotic. Still, I'm thankful we can both be a part of this program. Cooper has learned many Bible stories and songs, and it's an opportunity for him to be with other children from Christian families, and for me to study the Bible and fellowship with other adults.
Cooper went to his first baseball game recently, the Nashville Sounds. It was kind of sentimental for me, as my dad used to take my brother and me when they first started playing in the 80's. This is their last year to play in their old stadium, so I was glad Cooper got to see them there, and I got to see them one more time. I'm not a big sports fan, but I do like going to games every now and then.
And now it's summer (well, not officially, but school is out, Memorial Day is past, and it's HOT, so I consider it to be summer). We have joined the Y, and Cooper is taking swimming lessons this week and next. He loves the water, and I enjoy it too.
We're looking forward to some visits from out-of-town family members and more. Hopefully I'll stay in the blog mode and be better about writing more faithfully.
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