October 10, 2011
So happy to be keeping a better record of our lives- wish I would have done it when Luke was here. Hard couple of days, but we were able to do some special things. On Thursday we took our first family pictures with Sarah. We brought Coconutty to be in the pictures because we were not quite ready to do them without Luke. We went to a park and the weather was beautiful. Our friend Jill offered to do the pictures for us and she does such a nice job. We are anxious to see them. On Friday I spent some time in Luke's classroom (after the kids were gone). I have had a really hard time letting go of school for Luke. He was so excited about this year. I was really good for me to have some time to say goodbye. Saturday was Samuel's 10th birthday and Keith took Benjamin and Samuel up to Chicago to the Museum of Science and Industry. They had a wonderful time. Samuel got a plasma ball and is soo excited about it. Sunday was the Third grade Bible presentation at church. Samuel accepted Luke's bible. It was very hard to not see him up there- he was looking forward to it after Samuel received his last year. I could imagine him sitting with his class and how excited he would have been to show off his bible. Today Keith and I went to Luke's class and gave all the kids a piece of corn from his field and a shell from Ocean City. They seemed so excited and really listened to the stories that I was sharing about Luke. What a wonderful group of children. Luke really liked them and I can see why.
I am so proud of Samuel and Benjamin right now. They are such sweet boys and bring Keith and I so much joy.
Sarah Jane is an amazing baby and is really unbelieveable. She sleeps like a champ and is so sweet. I am so thankful for her. She has helped me fill my days and gives me something to keep me moving. She is our gift.