So, we'll just go with it and still find joy!
Since it got cold, Kate got to debut her "new to her" pink coat. If I do say so myself, I think she's cute in it....
On Tuesday, after picking up Luke from school, I needed to make a quick run into Wal-Mart. Kate insisted that her brother hold her hand in the parking lot. I managed to capture a pic!
Changing subjects -- Since Luke's in kindergarten, he's learning to read. Watching our oldest child learn to read has seriously, in my mind, been one of the most rewarding things to watch -- as in one of the most rewarding in my life.
Last night, *just* as we were getting the kiddos ready for bed, Kate gave into temptation by thinking it would be just sheer awesomeness to touch the hot fireplace. There were MANY tears. We soaked her little hand in cool (not cold) water, and our little girl actually ended up sitting with her hand in water for over 2 hours. Wowsers!
Because of the burn, I did not get accomplished last night some things I had intended on accomplishing. And, despite Kate usually being awesome with going to bed and sleeping through the night in her own bed, the only way we could get her to lie down and *eventually* go to sleep was for Marc to make her a little bed in the living room. She & I slept on the floor in the living room. Though it was a late bedtime, Kate did sleep all night, despite her injury. We won't discuss how I slept. Needless to say, I napped today.
And Kate -- well, I just went to check on her, and this is what I found (sorry it's slightly blurry)...
Her extended nap allowed for the writing of this post. And, how is her little burnt hand? There are a couple of big blisters, but she seems to be fine!
Hopefully, this evening's bedtime routine goes a bit more smoothly!