Journaling: June began with dinner out to celebrate Karen’s 35th birthday. As a surprise for her, Marc had arranged a four-day trip to New York for the two of them. I had agreed to keep the munchkins, only to discover Don would be out of town the entire time. But I figured how hard could it be to take care of a 3-year-old and a 1-year-old? After all, I’d raised two kids, right? During those four days, I never entered my scrap room, never turned on my computer, and never had a cup of coffee. Sam was well known for taking l-o-n-g naps, but never napped for longer than an hour during the four days. I cooked more meals, washed more dishes, and changed more diapers than I had in a long, long time. It was fun watching them together, but it was reaffirmed for me why we have our kids when we’re young.

In July we went to the Hawleys’ annual Fourth of July party. They have the perfect house for it, and they definitely know how to throw a bash. The kids enjoyed the pool and the playroom full of new toys. At Mom’s Day Out, Sam twisted away from his teacher, and the doctor thought he might have broken his arm. He was in the cutest little blue cast, and it didn’t slow him down one bit.

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