Once everyone was gone, it was so quiet in the house. It was almost freaky how quiet it was! The weird thing is, that it's like that every Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday night when Abilehi is at FHE, Institute, or work. I guess the fact that there had been so many people around today just made the silence that much more audible.
Anyway. I nursed Alegria until she didn't want to anymore and then I took her a bath. Yesterday was her bath night, but because we'd been at the park and it was all wet, Alegria had gotten mud on her legs, hands, and arms, and even though we'd washed her hands, if it had been me to get dirty like that, I know I would have enjoyed a bath. So that's what we did.
After her bath, we watched a video of Cameron talking to Alegria and wishing her a goodnight. We then read a book (Guess How Much I Love You), said prayer, and then I played Cameron's songs for Alegria.
Now, when I lay Alegria down in her crib, she has recently been getting right back up on her knees and sitting up, then "talking" until she falls asleep. Today she was so exhausted that she stayed down on her tummy and went to bed pretty fast! So much activity today! That did it!
Well, once Alegria was asleep, it was then time for me to do the usual clean up. I brought her toys in from the trunk of the car (we'd taken them with us to take pictures with them possibly). I loaded the dishwasher. I cleaned the counters, the table, the stove, and the floors, and I put away everything that was out of place. I also took out the trash. Phew!
Cameron and I talked a bit, too. We've been trying for the last couple of weeks to plan travel for him here, for all three of us to Montana, and for all three of us back to Kentucky. Well, today we got a little discouraged because the prices are so high (especially to go to Montana with only a week's notice...courtesy of the Army and the big unknown of dates)! So now the latest is that we'll forego the Montana trip for now and Cameron will still come this Tuesday and stay for two weeks. That means he'll finally be able to know what it feels like to live in his own home for longer than a weekend! YAY!!! Alegria and I are so excited!!!
So...as I was sitting here writing, I received an email from Fernando...and he sent me three pictures of Alegria...and they are AWESOME!!! Take a look!!!
His pictures put my pictures to shame. Oh well. He's a professional. :) I can't wait to see what the rest of the pictures look like! Woo-hoo!!!
Well, I guess that's about it for today. I've already written a novel.
Have a great night!!!