Saturday, September 3, 2011

Ateca and Jen have a playdate!

Ateca sent me a text a couple of weeks ago to let me know that she was watching her cousin, Kasey, for the weekend and that we should set up a playdate for our girls.  This confirms my suspicions that playdates are just for big people who have to take little people everywhere they go. 

So last Saturday, we made Evelyn (5ish months) and Kasey (21 months) play together while Ateca and I talked about our jobs, apartments, and the next generation of Duggars.  By "play together" I apparently mean that they were just mystified by each other.  Kasey played with the baby toys and Evelyn chewed on things.

As always, Evelyn loved Ateca:

But I'm not sure Kasey was that fond of me.  I'm a stranger, I didn't let her pick up the baby, I'm a bad playdate hostess because I didn't think about juice and snacks (that one actually bothers me!), etc.  And then there was this:

I'm the kind of monster who sets out candy within reach of short people who aren't allowed to eat it.


And that's why we have this picture now.

Sorry, Kasey.  I hope there's a next time so I can make it up to you.

Friday, September 2, 2011

I got the call this morning that EA was gone.

I am so glad we went to visit a couple of weeks ago.

I'm glad he saw Evelyn twice.

I don't know if he ever knew that their shared initials were intentional.

There is so much I want to tell you about him and how wonderful he was, 
but I can't really form the thoughts right now to write out all the ways he influenced me.

I am so profoundly grateful to have known him and to have him be my grandpa.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Book list for August 2010

Lady Oracle. Margaret Atwood.
The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Stieg Larrson.  Trans. Reg Keeland.

Knitting Without Tears. Elizabeth Zimmerman.