Bethany Grace, biggest sister! She has lost her 2 bottom teeth and the adult teeth have come in, and she is proud of them! She is very thoughtful and sweet. She donated her bed to me for the week and slept on an air mattress. Because she wanted me to have something purple in my room, she gave me her stuffed purple My Little Pony. She was adamant about putting more than 6 candles on my cake, because I am MORE THAN SIX! Mommy and Daddy assured her that 4 was enough!
Emily Faith, big sister. I can't tell you how much I love her curls. Her brother loves them too. He will touch them and pull them, which, as you can imagine, does not delight Emmy! She is a mini Mommy and very girly. She doesn't leave the house without a baby doll or a purse or both. She will pretend a waffle or any animate or inanimate object is a baby! She loves to play Mommy to her little brother and tries to pick him up. This never ends well because #1, he's too heavy for her and #2, he doesn't want his sister to hold him (he's too busy for anyone to hold him unless he's tired!)
Around 11:00 that night, I finally got to bed. It was a very long but very good day. Being with people you love and that accept you just the way you are is absolutely priceless and very relaxing and encouraging. It had been 15 months since I had seen Becky and her family. It had also been that long since I had taken an entire week off work, and I was more than ready for this vacation!
More about my birthday week in the next post...