Tuesday, July 05, 2005

The 5th of July

Day after Independance day, Uncle Mark's 35th birthday. Ori is sleeping well today. Rebecca is cranky. I was tired, took a long nap, but managed to get laundry, shopping and post office done. No cleaning...yet. I'm looking forward to Thursday night Women's African Drumming at Donna's. I'm not sure yet whether to take the baby along or leave him w/some milk. Jerry could kind of use the break too, I think. Hrmmm.

Ori is 5 1/2 months now. He is rolling both ways, passing toys and food from right hand to left, chewing on dried fruid, cold cucumber, some cooked potato and stuff like that. He seems to like most stuff (not quinoa pasta!). I have strictly avoided any wheat or dairy for him so far, as he shows intolerance even when I eat it. sigh. He's is a truly joyful little soul.

Rebecca is enjoying her early summer. We have tennis in the morning for an hour, and she is getting better. We have played on our own a couple of times, too. She is enjoying the lessons a lot, although I don't think they are getting ANY one on one, even with the teens who help out. Oh well. She's enjoying being with all the kids and she's learning SOMETHING, so... Otherwise, she's playing with Laura and Harry a lot, now that Andrew et al. have gone to the beach for July. We miss them!

House stuff is coming along well too. We have put in a bunch of perrenials, which are looking lively and green. Tulips be darned (or deer be darned, I suppose!). Jerry has done a great job getting the attic vents in, so once the fan is in I think that will help a lot keeping the house cool. We're thinking now about 1) expanding the deck somewhat - maybe 8 feet longer into the yard. and 2) a hot tub.

We've got a ton of birthday parties happening these next few weeks. Lots of fun for Beca! Did I mention how grateful I am for my MDC quarrum??? They are the most wonderful women I think I've never met!!! LOL!

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