Tonight we had our first fire in our side yard to celebrate the fact that we finally have completed the project (well almost…we’re still missing the top of the arbor). We added the new fence, finished the fort/slide, added a climbing wall, brought in 6 yards of pea gravel, and built a small outdoor fireplace. So, Karissa headed off to the store to grab some necessities (marshmallows and roasting sticks) and we roasted the night away. I was completely impressed with the roasting skills. Both Rylee and Caleb were doing a tremendous job making mouthwatering nicely browned mallows. Kyler would put the marshmallow near the flames for about 1 second and bring it back to his mouth, take a bite and repeat step 1. The big projects are over for now…we are looking forward to many summer nights spent outside with the fire pit. Any takers?
In other news, Audrey is smiling now. For the last five days or so she has been responding to her mama and daddy, and I think Dee Dee with the cutest little Audie smiles. Another first for Audie is that she slept for 6 hours straight, ate, and then went right back to sleep for another 3 (two days in a row now). I had forgotten what a good night’s rest looks like. Also, Rylee now puts Audrey to sleep by holding her and gently bouncing up an down on one of our inflatible balls. It is quite handy having a sweet little girl who adores her little sister.
In the “I’m thirty now” news, it appears that although I am still capable of running a quick 4.5 miles on a whim, my legs hate me for the next three days straight. Add that to the list.