While Lydia was at Ada’s birthday party, Abe and I took Mary out to eat and then to the Aviary to look at birds.
Afterward we visited with the Andersons and I forgot to take pictures. Then we headed home for errands–and to pick up Brother Richardson! We are so happy to have him here.
The kids were so tired from the day they begged to sleep from the moment we got home (4:45pm) until now. Abe woke them up and tried vainly to convince them to eat dinner, but we only convinced Mary to play puzzles for about forty-five minutes before she begged to go back to bed. Lydia lasted approximately thirty minutes before she tearfully accused Abe of waking her up and then screamed that we put her back to bed. Both requests were honored in short order.
After the kids were back in bed, Abe, Brother Richardson, and I sat around and talked for hours. It was one of those uplifting, eye-opening, paradigm-shifting conversations that was hard to end. Eventually, Abe and I realized we still needed to prepare our lessons for tomorrow, so we reluctantly bid Brother Richardson good night and then commenced blogging and cleaning so that we can get to our lessons.
This day felt full of fun, love and meaningful communication. I loved it.