And Then There Were Four

We're creating this blog because it's the cool thing to do when people are having a baby. Just kidding, really we already have a hard enough time keeping up with everyone we want to, and our lives are about to get even more wonderfully busy. We can't wait - and we want you guys to be able to share in it too, so we both plan on reporting on it. Read at your own risk, and hopefully you'll enjoy it!

Saturday, June 12, 2010


Ben, Brina and I are holding down the fort this weekend. We dropped Brian off at the airport yesterday morning and he arrived safely in Grand Rapids, MI a few hours later. His cousin got married last night and he was able to be there to celebrate with them! Since we were gone for Memorial Day, we're going to Denver in 2 weeks and then going to Michigan in August, we figured it would be best for the rest of us to stay behind in Maryland. So we're holding down the fort. I've discovered it's a lot easier to do the single parenting thing if you keep busy and don't stay in the house all day. The hours go by a lot faster and it's a lot more enjoyable to be out and about doing we're using this time to do lots of fun things!

Yesterday we took off in the morning to visit friends from church. They live about an hour away (without traffic) so I timed it so that Ben would take his morning nap in the car. He fell asleep about 10 minutes into the drive and woke up when we were less than a mile from our destination....perfect. The ride home....not so much. There was definite screaming involved but we survived. Then we embarked on a new adventure....something Ben has never done before but will definitely be doing more of in the future----swimming. Ben loves the bath (yes he's even grown to love his duck tub) so I hoped he would enjoy the pool. I went with my friend who has a 4 month old son. Before I had Ben, I would have have looked at two women walking with their babies and their multiple bags in tow and thought they were absolutely crazy. Oh wait...I still look at what we did and think we were slightly nutty but
between the two of us we managed to get changed, get both kids changed and in the water successfully. With two kids their age, we were hoping for 5 minutes in the pool before one child melted down. To our great surprise, both kids loved the water and we had a very nice time sitting in the shallow water with our splashing babies. Glad to know that Ben loves water! I might actually have to invest in swim gear that fits him this summer!
Off to a nice start this morning with a long walk with my friend whose dog, Finn is Brin's best

Brian returns this evening and we'll all be very glad to have him home.

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