We finally set up the blow up jumper that Grammy Lynn and Papa Roger got for Micah for Christmas! It fits perfectly on the back porch and he had a great time in it last night, jumping, dumping toys into it and trying his best to find a way to free those decorative balls around the top of it. I love it because it's another way to help him burn off some of that endless energy. I expect it will be a favorite destination when the baby is napping in the house this summer. With that and the pool set up out there, it'll be like having our own backyard waterpark. The weather here has been so perfect the last few days we are getting to enjoy our porch again and taking our after-dinner walks through the neighborhood. Thank you time change! We found out that they will be demolishing the little playground around the corner from our house soon--big bummer there. The church that owns it has not been maintaining it for some time, and I guess they have decided to tear it down and build more office space. Boo. I guess we will be spending more time in our own yard, since that place was pretty much the only place in town ideal for younger kids. Maybe we'll try the playground at the elementary school.
It has recently hit me that I only have about 10 weeks left before baby Jacob comes. I am making my to-do lists, trying to get things in order and yes, reading about labor techniques! Labor is like climbing a mountain to me--if you look at all the way you have to go and how hard it is, you get discouraged, but if you look up at the top and think of the view then it's doable. Can't wait until I can look into those precious eyes and hold those tiny hands that seem like they are trying to find a way out even now.