10:29 (Texas time) Not a whole lot to report. Sophie's been doing well, although she complains of headaches now and again and is easy to have an upset stomach. It may just be a phase, though, who knows. I've been a "single parent" most of this week, as Susan has had a meeting back in North Carolina. I know it will disappoint some of our friends back there to know that she will not be able to visit on this trip--she is, however, going up to see her mom for a couple of days at the tail end of that trip. For the most part, the girls have behaved themselves. We went to the Curry County (Clovis, NM) Fair last night with friends from church and the girls got to see their first Demolition Derby. I'm not sure they were impressed ("just a bunch of people crashing cars" was how one of them described it). School starts in a week and a half, so summer is all but gone. As I mentioned earlier, I'm looking forward to a "routine," even if that routine is crazy. It seems as if with school looming on the horizon, all kinds of things are picking up at church, which will make things interesting!
I've finally managed to upload some of our many pictures from earlier this year and thought I'd post some of the highlights. For those who are interested, I believe you can click through the pictures linked here and see many, many more pictures at flickr. In any event, here you go:
Sophie's last trip to the UNC Children's Oncology Clinic (for sedation, spinal tap, and an injection of methotrexate in her spinal fluid). She's just waking up here from sedation and enjoying a double batch of cheese grits (of course).
Sophie with her very, very best friend, Tamar, at her birthday party. Sophie misses Tamar very much and talks about her often. I'll never forget when Tamar first started going to day care with Sophie how the two of them hit it off right away. Then, if Tamar got picked up early, Sophie would cry and cry and cry. Then again, if Sophie got picked up early, Tamar would cry and cry and cry.
Well, that should be enough pictures for you, I hope! If not, feel free to check out Flickr--there are plenty more (and yes, mom, you can order prints!).