Well, it’s official – we don’t have a baby anymore (at least for a couple of months) –
Molly turned 2 last week!!!
She has been being way too big lately – talking way too much, being incredibly independent, and holding her own against her big brothers.
Not to mention helping herself to her gifts before she was supposed to.
She came down from the upstairs, where Thomas had ‘hidden’ her stick horse in the closet, dragging it along saying, “ohhh, horsey!”. She was enraptured with it so of course we let her keep it, and she made it all her own by ‘branding’ it with an orange highlighter within minutes of taking possession. She loved the candles on her cupcake – in fact, Joel had to relight them for her since she couldn’t wait to blow them out until after we were done singing… and she is very into opening presents now that she is a big 2 year old! Joel had received a Mater toy (from Cars 2) for his birthday – one that talked when you pushed a button on him, and Molly about drove us crazy with playing it – she may have driven Joel crazy, at least he took to hiding it from her (and we certainly didn’t mind). So we got her a ‘girl’ car that she could push the button on to her heart’s content. Thankfully it wasn’t too long before she lost interest and was once again galloping around the picnic table on her trusty new steed. Hard to believe that we have been in the rv (or an rv – we had a travel trailer for awhile) for over 2 years!!! Molly was born while we were in our travel trailer waiting for Vaughn to finish up a few jobs so that we could hit the road, and we left for our first winter’s travels when she was one month old! You’d think that I’d be used to time flying by after all these years, but the kids getting older still sneaks up on me every time. We spent the day today at Vaughn’s parents home celebrating his dad’s 83rd birthday. Seems that we are all getting older We had a wonderful day together – and even Greg was able to make it over before he had to be to work this afternoon. Greg has his first weekend of Guard drill tomorrow and Sunday, and I am so anxious to hear how he liked it!!! Feels like lots of changes around here, but we have no regrets.
Loving this family, this life, and the Lord who gave them to us.