Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Day in Richmond

We spent today in Richmond visiting with dear friends from law school. Jenny (my roommate in Richmond) and John and their twins Jack & Will, were up from Raleigh, staying with Beth & Robert and their twins Mac & Henry. Crazy that they both have twin boys who were born in the same year! We had never met Mac & Henry, and I hadn't seen Jack & Will since they were newborns, so even though our visit was really short, it was really worth it to just be with all of them. The six of us spent a lot of time together during law school, and it was the first time we'd been all together in almost 5 years. How much has happened since then! The only bad part of the day was that I didn't get a good picture of all of the kids together! Back at home, Bill and I were reminiscing at supper about how much free time we had during law school, and although we had no money, we made the most of that freedom. Boy did we think law school was hard, but parenting is way harder we were saying. At that exact moment, at the supper table, Lily yells, "I have to go poop!" 
What a perfect example of how much it's changed. 
Grunny gave us the idea of passing the "happy stick" at supper, each telling what made us happy that day. Tonight Lily said she was happy that she got to see Jack & Will and Mac & Henry. 
What a perfect example that was of how wonderful the changes have been since we were all together.

Henry and Mac. Bill, Imogene, Jenny, Jack & Will
Playing in Mac & Henry's cool room.

One day last week, Lily dressed her magnet dolls and then told me they were all "cheesed" and ready for me to take their picture. As you can see she's all "Cheesed" too! Lily finally saw the musical number from last week's Glee premiere. One of the songs was "Gives you Hell." (they were supposed to sing a song that had "hello" in the title. This song didn't exactly work, but it was good.) The chorus is "I hope it gives you hell, I hope it gives you hell." Fortunately, Lily heard as "I need your help" which is how she sang it over and over in the grocery store today. She had the melody just right, or I wouldn't have realized what she was doing! I think if you didn't interrupt her she would sing her entire day. Instead of talking about what's going on all day, she sings and sings. 

1 comment:

  1. i love the idea of the happy stick. every night at dinner (well, the nights that we actually eat together which aren't that many) we ask kenton what he did at school or what he did that day and he ALWAYS says 'i dunno'. maybe the happy stick will work...