We got back from picking up my nieces and nephew on Saturday. We had four days of driving and one day of vacation. All the kids actually did really well on the long car ride. We got to see where my sister Lynn is living, in Crescent City, CA. It's a beautiful little town right on the ocean, just big enough to have everything you need, but small enough to not have to wait ten minutes at a stop light. We went to Ocean World where we pet starfish, anemones, and sharks and saw sea lions perform. The show confirmed Nathan's fear of water. Every time a sea lion splashed he would start crying.We walked along Pebble Beach and visited the kid's schools and Lynn's work. I was confused about how she could be the only librarian at the college, until I saw the library. I think it maybe had 8 short rows of books. I might not call it a library, but it seems like Lynn really enjoys her job. It was quite the trip, but we all look forward to having the Durkees here with us for the summer. We have a lot of fun stuff planned, swimming lessons, the zoo, carnivals, raging waters, just to name a few.
Audrey recently sighed and said, "When I grow up, I want to do sewing projects." Later that day she sat at my sewing machine and giggled as she pretended to sew. She loves helping me pick up pins and she dances/runs in place to the tempo of my machine. Maybe she will be crafty too. I sure have been enjoying my projects recently. I have been making nursing covers, binky clips, grap and go bags and taggy toys, with the plan to sell them. Now my next challenge is to actually sell what I am making so I can continue creating.
Nathan had his 4 month check-up on Friday. He weighs 15 lbs 8 oz. (50th percentile) and is 26.5 inches long (90th percentile). He has a small head in the 40th percentile. He had a perfect check-up and got his first shots. He slept all day on Saturday with his daddy, who was quite sick, and is back to normal today. He is now an expert roller, at least from his back to his stomach and still drooling constantly.