Wow, I haven't updated in awhile. Things have been busy around here. My sister and her 2 kids came to visit last week and we had a wonderful time. I wish they could have stayed longer but I guess all good things must come to an end. The kids had such fun together and Carly cried for a good 30 minutes when they left because she was already missing her cousins. Much later that night she said again, "I'm still sad, I miss Ainsley." I hate that we live so far apart but it seems the military doesn't really care about proximity. I know they are happy in Georgia but that doesn't stop us from missing them like crazy. We are hopefully going to all take a trip to Florida later on this summer and so we will see them again at the beach. We took the kids swimming and Carly and Anna both freaked out. Carly is so afraid of drowning and Anna (I think) thought the water was too cold. Ainsley fell off of the water slide a good 5-6 feet and landed on the ground. We were so blessed that she was not badly hurt- a few bumps and bruises but nothing that won't heal. As she fell it seemed to be in slow motion and I couldn't even move. So they left on Friday, which was my 31st birthday (geez I'm getting old) after feasting on Mexican food for lunch with some cupcakes for dessert. Carly does not believe it is a birthday unless you have had cupcakes or cake. Kenneth and I went out Friday night for my birthday dinner to a little place called "Tokyo." Before you start thinking we are rich and lavish, no, we did not hop on our magic carpet and fly to Tokyo for dinner. It was a hibachi Japanese restaurant where we had some fantastic food and beverages. It was a nice date and we really enjoyed each other's company. Kenneth had not ever been to that type of restaurant and was quite impressed. I worked all day Saturday and then here it is Sunday. Kenneth was gone all last night rescuing some idiots who got stranded at the river. Yes, they were idiots. The Red River is full of the "quick sand" you pretended about when you were a kid. You have to be careful during the day but you sure as hell don't hang out in that place at night- and with your kids no less. 1 rescue boat, 1 air boat, some firemen, Oklahoma Highway Patrol, and 7 hours of rescue time- yes, they might qualify for the Darwin awards this year. When Kenneth and I were first married we got stuck out there when we buried his old truck in the mud (see below). I do not think (I hope) we would be stupid enough to do that with small children. So anyway he was gone all night and then was on duty today so I haven't seen much of him since Friday. I will be glad when he gets home tomorrow evening. Carly and Anna were great today. They really played together for the first time and were truly entertaining each other. It made me smile. Then they took a bath together and I am not sure who had the most fun- me or the girls. I love watching how Carly is with Anna and how Anna's eyes light up every time she looks at Carly. I could not be more proud of my kids. They are awesome. Carly has become so witty, her comments kill me. Tonight she was lying on the couch watching Jon and Kate (surprise) and she tells me she is cold. I said, "There is a blanket right behind you on the couch, silly." Her reply is "I'm glad to hear that." She ran around the house completely naked for the greater part of the day today. I let her because it will be a long time before she is an elderly lady in the nursing home where running around naked will finally be acceptable again. I hear her laughing and look over and she has taken stickers and placed one over each nipple and one over her bellybutton. This is not the first time she has done this but it never stops being funny. I would love to post a picture of it for you to crack up at but it seems that might be a bit inappropriate. Nothing new to report on the CP front. Sooner Start will be here Friday for our IFSP (individualized family service plan) meeting. This will outline goals for therapy, frequency of therapy... Anna is still doing great with her hand braces. I gave her a break from them today though. Heck, it's Sunday, we all need a day of rest. As for prayer needs/requests for this week- a lot of my friends (and recently me) seem to be having terrible difficulties in their marriages. It seems that good marriages are under attack. Pray for strength for your own marriage as well as those around you who are married. You never know when you might be the next one under attack.