Last weekend we had Penni and Kevin over for a few days. They were pretty excited to see their newest granddaughter and we loved having them here to snuggle her and to do an occasional diaper change. The rule in our house is whoever is holding Renae when she does her thing has to change her. Well Jesse decided to use the Grandma card and passed Renae onto Penni after Renae made quite a noise in her pants. But it must not have been loud enough for Penni to hear because I don't think she realized she'd been dooped by her "loving" son. :)
Grandma giving Renae a bath. She really does like her bath more now . . .
We had a great time with Penni and Kevin as always. They even got to watch Renae for a few hours while I went to a clothes swap. I had a blast "shopping" for new-to-me clothes. Jesse didn't mind it either because I didn't spend a dime!
See that scratch on her face? Her nails were too long and she clawed the skin off her face.
On Sunday we all went to Ledges State Park for a great afternoon of beautiful fall colors and landscape. We "hiked" a trail and I learned that carrying 10 extra pounds really makes a walk seem like a hike. (And no the extra pounds weren't on my body-I was wearing Renae in a sling.) Penni took pictures of our little family since we didn't have any recent ones.
This weekend we hope to go camping. We did it 2 years ago and have been wanting to do it again. Renae will spend the night at my parents while Jesse and I have fun making our meals over a fire and sleeping in our Saturn Vue.
Overseas process . . .
We have been accepted! We received a letter in the mail last Friday and sent in our acceptance of the job this week. We are excited to be on our way now even though we still have a few more months of waiting before we head to training. As it becomes more real we (I) am becoming more aware of all the things and PEOPLE I will miss. It will not be easy to say good-bye to family next Spring.
Renae . . .
Little Miss Thing has had an adventuresome week. On Tuesday she went trick-or-treating for the first time. However, because she doesn't have any teeth she couldn't eat any candy so really we just walked around our old street and said hi to our friends. We had to show off Renae in her cute costume! It was so fun to see all of our old neighbors.
On Wednesday I was a mean Mommy and hauled Renae all over town to see family. She had lots of people to visit in her cute outfit. She actually did really well, she just didn't get to take long naps like she was used to. Renae was so tired by the end of the day that she slept from about 6:00 p.m till 9:00 p.m. My Mom took her for a walk and she fell asleep and stayed asleep for quite awhile. She didn't even wake up in her car seat after the walk like she usually does. Later that night, Jesse and I went out to eat at a restaurant/pub and it was kind of loud. But Renae was out cold and didn't flinch a bit. Poor girl. She was soooo tired!