We are in the lazy hazy days of summer. The kids are done with school. The schedule is light. The days have no set pattern. I have started running. I ran 3 1/2 miles the other day. I have not run this far or this long since college. I feel really good and fit. It really has helped with my energy level with Bella. I also ordered and am watching The African Experience from The Teaching Company. (36 lectures by a Professor at NC State). I love it. I was not sure what to expect, but I have been nothing but pleased.
We have been going to the library almost every other day. It is Bella's favorite place, even if it is just a quick trip. We do story time on a farm, under a big tree
When I grow up, I want to be like Eliza. She ordered a few things on-line for herself, the boys, and Bella...who is the mom here? She noticed that they have free bridal wrap. She had her and Bella's items wrapped, saying"Imagine how excited she will be to open the box." She had the card read... "To help you fight the dragons," referring to Bella's slaying of the imaginary dragons the day earlier in the park. Bella was so excited to unwrap her little sneakers. I have so much to learn from this girl.
Zach graduated from elementary school.
So, life is good. Blessed. (Next time, I may write about thoughts/worries about raising a beautiful African girl in a town that is predominantly white or the stirrings to adopt again...just need to start writing it down...but for now another light post.)