So, I've gotten the green-light from Chad to get a new camera, and I'm planning to make up for a month of taking no pictures! And just at the perfect time: I'm taking the girls to my parents' house in New York next week for almost 2 weeks!! I can't wait, and I know they will have a blast. My parents have done a great job over the past 2.5 years (since grandkids) of visiting all of us spread out ...Texas, Virginia, Georgia. I LOVE when they come visit, but because they both work, it is usually a fairly quick visit. I have always really wanted to be able to take advantage of this time that I have without an 'outside-the-house' job to be able to go to New York and spend time just letting the girls hang out with Nana and Papa, without the end of a short visit looming. Astronomical gas prices put this summer's trip in jeopardy, but Sweet Chad realized how important this time was to me and made sure that the girls and I could still go, despite the high cost of flying (I mean, charging for BAGS? Are you serious?!?) We are leaving on Wednesday, and will be there until the 2nd. I know that the time we have will be well-worth the airport, the flight, and the connections! Aaah--I'm feeling that nervous, sick-stress anxiety already!!
Below is a candid picture Shana took in the mall of Aly and her very best friend, Lizzy. What sweet innocence captured in that moment. Because my camera now only works outside, I also got one picture of the girls--in their wagon ready for a walk. The highlight of all of our walks is the chance of seeing "Miss Harriett", the sweet elderly woman who lives 2 doors down. She walks with a cane, so Aly spends quite a bit of time each day carefully selecting a stick from the yard so that she can look like "Miss Harriett". Quite honestly, for as many spills as Aly takes, a cane may help her a little!