The good Lord knew we needed some time to remember how much we love our big toddler girl, M. We were struggling with potty training, discipline and tantrums. But she has so much to offer...helpfulness, sweetness, a great imagination and more that we weren't appreciating because of the other stuff. So the camping trip with grandma and grandpa couldn't have come at a better time! We miss her a lot already.
God also knew that I was needed to help with house projects and could only manage one toddler while helping. So Liv has played in the dirt, wood chips and occasionally in the playpen or sat in the ergo while I work. Trenches, woodchipping, and next up for me is staining the little deck/stairs. Even though its been good to have this time we keep thinking about what M would say or do or think about everything we're doing! We miss her!