|A picture of me holding Jace. Do you see him? Made with love by Ruby|
Last night, the kids had a little one-week birthday party for Jace. During dinner, Jasper mentioned that it was too bad that Jace was sleeping and missed the party. So cute! Sophia and Pearl made strawberry shortcake and a friend dropped off a carrot cake just for the fact that Jace turned one week. [And he’s (the friend from church) single if anyone is interested in such a thoughtful man of God.] Some of the Littles even made Jace birthday cards and drew him pictures with no prompting from Chris or me. That’s just so sweet.
Chris has been home and I’m so happy. He went back to work on Tuesday and Wednesday. It wasn’t really difficult in the sense of continuing to manage running the household daily routines while having a newborn-- I really just missed having Chris around. The kids have been pretty great in helping out. Sophia even said that she loves having a new baby in the house. But he took yesterday and today (Friday) off and I love having him home--just because. Mostly to share these special days of having a newborn.
Yesterday afternoon, I was able to get a nap in for the first time since coming home from the hospital. And last night I got some good two-hour stretches of sleep. I really felt good this morning when I woke up. The sun is out, it’s a beautiful day and my soul is refreshed. I am so happy that daylight savings starts this Sunday. I live for the longer days that spring and summer bring. I really do enjoy the change. I can’t believe there’s only a few more months of school left. Hallelujah.