Last week’s Family Friday was kind of cursory. Long on the pictures, short on the describing and such. Well, it was a busy week. It happens. This week was quite as busy, but it was one of those rare “between” weeks. Meaning that it was a week in which Ryan had just finished one block of something and hadn’t started the next block of something yet. The last “block of something” being a four-week Korean language refresher and the next “block of something” being a trip with the National Guard.
Since it was a “between week” Ryan spent it catching up on things. He cleaned off the tables in the kitchen and dining rooms which had been turning into sort of catch all platforms, and after weeks of catching as much “all” as they could, they were a bit cluttered.
Evie is classy, as usual.
On Saturday we went for a hike out at the park. Evie walked part of the way and part of the way she road in a backpack on Daddy’s back.
Mommy is very good at hiking, up hills and down hills. The trail is extremely steep in places, and Mommy has short legs, but she leaps like a mountain goat.
A tree fell across the path, but Daddy caught it.
He and Evie lifted it up so Mommy could walk under it. They make a good team like that.
Evie went up to Grandma and Grandpa’s house on Sunday and stayed over night until Monday.
Grandma’s strawberries are coming in like gangbusters, and Evie thinks they are delicious. She ate a whole bunch of them.
On Monday night we went to Auntie Celyn’s house where her family was having a commemorative celebration to mark the one year anniversary of her grandfather’s death. We said the Rosary and then had a big Filipino feast.
Noah says, “No Evie, you put those rosaries back.”
Evie says, “Yeah, whatever. Evie say all the rosaries.”
Noah and Evie get along well.
But Evie really, really loves Baby Nolan. She always wants to hug and kiss him, and we have to force her to keep a little distance and keep reminding her, “Gentle touch, Evie. Gentle touch.”
The best thing about Filipino feasts is the Filipino food, especially the Lumpia.
Evie says, “Yum, yum, yum. Don’t mind if I do!”
That’s all for this week, folks. Keep us in your prayers as Ryan is traveling. Evie and Mommy are going to miss him, and he is going to miss them.