'tis the last week of school for the small folk, which means zoo trips and field days and awards ceremonies and popsicle parties and other such happenings that require buckets of enthusiasm/perspiration from the mums and dads.
i'm plum worn out.
still, even in my zombie-ish state, i'm deluged with daily wonders cropping up round about us:
like peonies. (peonies!) if ever i have told you some other sort of bloom was my favorite, i was sorely mistaken. these ruffly gals have wriggled their pink and their frill into my plain-jane heart and have no intention of moving out.
(seriously. like i have to pet them when i see them, they are so irresistible and puffy.)
also: corn on the cob. grilled, bathed in butter, and tied with baker's twine. triple swoon.
and nature walks. the kind that yield baby pinecones that make mum and daughter both puddle inside.
extra-terrestrial flowers that amaze me with their sheer weirdness every spring.
and a first tooth out (finally). which is a mighty good thing, since her big tooth has already shown up in second row seating.
plus also, the tooth fairy actually showed up on schedule, which is a miracle in its own category at chez owens.
this weekend promises more kid parties and graduations and baby showers and church and packing up for some good ol' lake michigan camping. if we time it right, we even might work in an hour or two of sleep.
ps we still don't have any clearer idea of when we'll head back to ethiopia for our littlest person...eight to twelve weeks from the first trip is what we're told. i promise i shall let you know when we know! thanks for hoping and praying alongside us.