1. Last week as the Quick 5 was posting, my sister was giving birth to her baby boy. I talked to her on Thursday afternoon and all was well. She called me on Friday morning as I was in line to check out at the grocery store. (I know, rude of me to be on the phone, right? I totally shouldn't have answered and I am so glad I did.) She said, "Guess what?" And I said, "You're in labor!" And she said, "YOU didn't get my message, did you?" And I said, "YOU HAD THE BABY?" And the check-out girl nodded in understanding and completed my transaction while I was on the phone. I was so shocked to hear that baby Oliver James was already born and cleaned up at that point. It had been only about 18 hours since I had talked to Jamie.
2. On Tuesday my mom, the girls and I trekked down to Colorado Springs to meet the little man. We had actually been planning to go have a play date with Naomi then anyway, so we turned it into a meet Oliver party. I don't think the girls were impressed, but I was. I've never held a baby that tiny. (Oliver was 6 lbs, 8oz...both of my girls were 8 lbs at birth.) He's just a little peanut that is so sweet and so easy to hold. It was so good to go see him.
|Alaina meeting Oliver with Grammy|
|He was so alert!|
4. On Wednesday we went camping. We go up every year when the Gilletts go camping to have dinner and smores. Then we go home and sleep in our own beds. (Spare me the lecture of "It's Not Camping." Don't be a hater just because we live in such a place that allows us to go have dinner in the mountains and still make it home to sleep in comfort.) It is becoming one of my favorite summer traditions, so I hope they keep inviting us.
|One of the cuter things in life: two three-year-olds playing together.|
|They were making "soup."|
|Joya watching Macy dig in the dirt|
|Joya was so good. She had a great time, even though she got carsick on the way up.|
|Two three-year-olds eating smores|
|Our friends the Singletons went up too. This is their youngest Josh.|
Hope you enjoy these last days of summer!