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August 2012

September 4th, 2012 · No Comments

August was a month of high-highs and low-lows.

Our dearest Greg turned 30!  We had a great time celebrating the world’s best human with the help of family and friends.  On his birthday eve, we went to the Wolverine Brewery with the Dwyers, Bob and Brie, and even Alison and Paul who made the trip all the way from Pittsburgh!  It was a lot of fun.  The next day, there was a large family gathering at Grace and Jerry’s and we continued the celebrations the next day at my parents’ house.

Lloyd has finished up the “Summer Camp” series of his schooling and will start preschool proper this week.  This past month he had a lot of fun bringing his favorite stuffed animal “Lumpo the Lion” the an herbal tea-party they had at his school.  The tea, of course, was made from herbs they planted in the spring.  It’s a very adorable place to learn and grow.

I can’t remember if I’ve mentioned it before, it’s certainly been going on for a while, but one thing Lloyd does is dictate what he wants the conversation to be… exactly.   He’ll direct, “Mom, you ask me, ‘Lloyd, what are you thinking about?'” or, “Dad, you tell Henry, ‘What is Lloyd doing now?'”  Once we say our words, he’ll carry the conversation forward.    Three-year-old’s sure do love being in control… but I guess 27 year-olds do, too.

 

Henry running to pick up Lloyd from school.

Henry has had a very challenging month.  Two teeth trying to cut through, combined with the continuous nap battles resulted in fairly constant tantrum throwing.   Luckily, between hissy fits, Henry shows us glimpses of his extremely sweet and silly personality.   There are a couple of new words: “Uh, Oh” “No!” “Ball” “Bubble” and “Ooo yea.”

 

Is this a Greg face, or what?

But of course the main event in August was the passing of Pa. Alton passed peacefully in his sleep, in his home, with Jerry close by.  He will be dearly, sorely missed, but we do comfort each other knowing he’s much more comfortable in heaven, and happily enjoying a reunion with Granny.

 

 

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