Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Fall 3

Annaliese's godmother came to Mississippi with her beau after traveling from Germany for Eliza and Charlie's wedding.  They were incredibly pleasant and easy houseguests, and Caspian took a particular shine to Christoph.  

Alexe asked me to get her something to wear for halloween.  She loved it.  Half a dozen times I heard her telling friend, "I finally look the way I feel!"

One of Caspian's hobbies. Finding necklaces, cutting them up into their component parts, storing them in a big box, and when he's particularly bored, sorting them.

This young lady has been at our house for several sleep overs in the past couple months.  Miraculously the three of them seem to get along, and on the most recent visit they invited Caspian to bring a sleeping bag in and sleep on the floor of Annaliese's room.  For a little brother who isn't allowed to have sleepovers until his next birthday, he loves the inclusion.

My daughter.

Who hd a terrible fall on the playground.  A call from the school, "You need to come get your daughter, and probably take her to the doctor, she's pretty" I drove rather quickly to the school, worried, and more than a little irritated at the complete lack of details about what had happened and how Annaliese was.

Poor little girl was in the nurse's office, she had slipped on the monkey bars and done a full face plant on the ground.  So happy to wrap her up and carry her home with me.  Nothing to be done while the swelling was so high, so we tucked her in on the couch.  She was in shock, and upset that it was Halloween and her costume was not going to work with her injuries and she might not be able to go trick or treating.

Alexe was amazing and talked her into going as a zombie.  We attended the same halloween party we've been going to for 6 years, and everyone had fun trick-or-treating.  Not sure why I have no pictures from the night...

In Jackson to speak at a conference, took some time to wander the nearly deserted downtown, and fell in love with this empty building.  Lamar Life Insurance building.  Built in the early 20s by a firm out of Texas, still straight and true, stone, with statues all over it!  

Another visit to the dentist.  Cavities in baby teeth.  We may need to look into getting some dental insurance.

The black eyes were impressive, and Annaliese did pretty well through her self-conscious healing time.  Her friends at school were very supportive and as far as we know didn't tease her, and there was no break in her nose.  

Caspian was home sick for a couple days.  This and his sister's face injury was the start of a series of unfortunate events. From the death of a student at Base Camp who had worked at the BTC for close to 3 years, to illness and injuries, (we'll cover the lovely Thanksgiving week later,) to the election, the world seemed to have a cloud hanging over it.  

It was a good time to remember our many blessings, and find reasons to smile despite the current events.

And maybe buy ourselves a present.  Not sure where these are going, possibly in the barn we are planning, but they're on that list of things I have always wanted.  Spent a day in Memphis removing these from an old warehouse that was about to be demolished. 

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