Thursday night

Here comes September... We will miss camping at the Pinery this weekend. It has been a tradition to celebrate the last rays of summer at Lake Huron, but our current circumstance makes it too challenging this year. Instead we will celebrate at home and with family.

Our last few days:

So it seems Rachel has thrown us for a loop - again. Just when we thought we understood her growth issues (or lack thereof), she grew. In the last month.

After watching her observe Janneke in the walker this week, I decided to adjust the walker for Rachel. We tried out walkers with her before, but I wondered if Janneke's movement might inspire Rachel.

Sure enough, Rachel had a big smile - and then moved in the walker! New plan: Find a walker for Rachel. Any activity with her feet means her bones can get a bit stronger. Her feet are not pleasant from the perspective of the physiotherapist since they are obviously clubbed again (even after surgical intervention). Yet, if Rachel shows interest in moving around on her feet as they are, we want to encourage her.

Janneke loves being in the walker too. She was on the driveway in her walker the other night, trying to get her two feet in the basketball game against Dad. Note the dirty feet. I love those dirty feet.

Emily and Sophia and I had a chance to visit a tea parlour. We weren't exactly dressed for a fine tea, but they let us in. What a wonderful time together, listening their hopes and dreams - and giggles over handling such delicacies.

There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea. R.W. Emerson

Enjoy your holiday weekend.



(Wait, I couldn't resist including: Never trust a man who, when left alone in a room with a tea cozy, doesn't try it on. B. Connolly)