Sunday, July 21, 2013
This was a challenging but good year for our peach. She started preschool, but honestly, it came hard to her at times. She enjoyed helping in the Toddler class or playing at home with Delaney. She plays hard, that one. Toy horses, stuffed animals, tricycle, puzzles, books, etc.--she really loves them all and it quite content to entertain herself. She's also on to entertain the rest of us with her silliness and antics. But most weekend afternoons you can still find her curled up with her daddy at naptime--snoozing away, just the two of them.
One of my favorite things about our squeeze-muffin in her prayer-warrior quality. Have you been having a tough time lately? Sickness? Job changes? Family stress? Don't worry--Carrigan most likely has brought up your name at bedtime prayers even if the rest of us have let it slip our minds. What a tenderheart at times. She's brave too--the youngest member of the cast of the Wizard of Oz didn't let any shyness come across on that stage. We'll see what the next year's adventures will bring for her.
Carrigan Grace Ward, you have taught us so many things as you have broken the "Ward Girl" mold in your little individual way. We love you so much little dinosaur--the next time I get back in from a run, I'm going to give you a big sweaty hug, just to hear your "Ew!" in your sweet voice again. God has richly blessed our family through you.
Saturday, July 13, 2013
So, I've recently upgraded to a smartphone and it is currently rivaling my Kindle Fire for favorite possession ever. One of my goals for it was to be able tor really use it like a second camera and I've finally learned how to transfer pictures on it to Picasa. Here's proof--and more examples of what fun we've been having this summer.
Chuck E. Cheese for Mali's birthday with friends
And friends, family, football, and fireworks. A grand old time. We bypassed bedtime and took the older girls to fireworks this time to hang out with the Snyders as well. Brinnly drew looks and comments from other spectators as she exclaimed "Merry Christmas" for any red/green firework displays or "Happy Easter" for pastel combinations. I wouldn't be surprised if we weren't invited back there...