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radiant flower girl Kylie
here comes the beautiful bride
Look at this young man!
Since Rich's left, Kylie has started sleeping UNDERNEATH Shayden's cot/crib - again - it's sooo funny! She did this on one of Rich's last trips away, too.
She camps out in Shayden's room - brings her clothes and toys (as much as I let her) and then sleeps in the squished space between the floor and the bottom of the cot/crib. It cracks me up!
She really seems to enjoy sleeping there - and the bonus is that when both of them wake up in the morning, they entertain each other for a while before they come and see me. Works quite well - especially since we're on school vacation at the moment.
In the recovery room
Dressed and ready to go home!
Kylie's recovering from a bad flu - once again - after she was just healed from a cold - and before that the chicken pox. Seriously, we've HAD ENOUGH of sicknesses in this house - but somehow aren't able to shake them... YET! But we will - with God's help! (I am also taking antibiotics for a recurring sinus infection...)
And in the background you can see a part of a slide that Shayden has recently received from an overseas family member - THANk YOU!!!
Das ist die Puppenfamilie, Mutter - nur ein Teil deines Geschenks
After dinner, we went around the table with each family member affirming Kylie, telling her what we like about her, what qualities they see in her etc. You should have seen the expressions on her face - from growing about 2 inches with pride to tears running down her cheeks cuz she was so touched - - - she sure was devouring all the love poured out on her - oh, the power of words!
We love you sooooooooooo much, Kylie!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have way more reasons to CELEBRATE than to feel sorry for myself, and that's what I've been choosing to do all day - feels great - and helps Rich, too, when he sees me celebrating the chance for him to go rather than see me down. So, it's a win-win! YAY!!!
This one was on Sunday. He doesn't normally go to sleep while eating his lunch (pumpkin soup), but I was so busy getting ready for guests that I sat him down just a bit later than usual - and this is what happened...
This was after his nap - trying to impress the guests with funny faces
...and when you're a little Maori boy, sticking out the tongue is part of the protocol...
(I don't have any photos looking from the side at his new haircut, just wanted to post these few photos now)