Mid-week dispatch

Here’s a mid-week dispatch from daughter #2! We are making steady progress in recovery and have even taken a short walk around the block and dined out al fresco this week. It is still a long road ahead, but our DP is soldiering on.

Luckily, we have had a couple of visits from the wee babes, who always lighten the mood (even if they do wear us out). On Monday, we splashed around in the backyard, which was great fun. I think I need a monogrammed seersucker swimsuit!


Just a wee bit tentative. This isn’t a bathtub!?

And today, we had another quick visit, which included some light reading. The kiddos like to sort books by color, which is really very Apartment Therapy of them.


One simply must sit down to read Carl Jung.

Lottie also had a fun time perusing the wedding album from DN and my nuptials two years ago, after asking to see “pictures of baby Lottie.” I gather that this a new habit of hers and I was happy to oblige. She was able to name all of her relatives in family photos like this…


The wee babes also had stellar seersucker outfits at this event.

…and when we looked at a bridal portrait, she said “Aunt Susie has a BEAUTIFUL dress.” This is brilliant commentary that I can certainly get behind! The wee babes will be VIPs at their Aunt Catherine’s wedding this weekend. Now I can’t wait to return such a compliment to Lottie, who will surely be wearing a BEAUTIFUL dress of her own!

In the meantime, we will continue our normal routine of reading, snacking, napping, and watching Murder, She Wrote.