We've had a fairly social week (well, mostly Ashlyn.) We had a barbecue with the neighbors and a couple of other guests on Monday. I made homemade ice cream. I put the ice cream freezer outside and ran in and out of the house checking on it. At one point, I smelled something burning and looked outside to see flames coming out of the top of the freezer. My first thought was that I had burnt ice cream! I unplugged the freezer and then filled a pitcher with water and doused the fire. Fortunately, the ice cream was still good. The ice cream was frozen, but the motor was still trying to turn. So, we need a new ice cream maker. We went to Mattie's house and played on Tuesday, then Mattie came to our house on Wednesday to play. Mattie brought bubbles with her.
Ashlyn has been playing with our neighbors every afternoon from shortly after they come home until bed, just breaking for dinner. They are either in our house, their house, or outside. I must take pictures of them on their trampoline. Ashlyn loves it and would be on the trampoline right after breakfast if I let her. I love that we have neighbor kids that are friendly. Ashlyn has slept VERY WELL every night, though on Tuesday night she was still awake, reading, when I went to bed at 10:15. I couldn't believe it, and expected crankiness the next day. Instead, I had to wake her up just before 9 so we could run errands.
Ashlyn painted yesterday afternoon. Naturally she ended up painting her face and hands as well, which is when we cleaned up the paints. She did learn how to mix orange, though, and was very excited about making a new color. My camera or flash or something wasn't working right in these pictures.
I didn't take enough pictures this week to have a good one of Christopher. I do have news, though. However, you must read these next lines in a whisper. I'm afraid if I say this out loud, it will end. Christopher started sleeping through the night again. He's waking up a tad early, especially since Ashlyn has been sleeping later, but I'm not complaining. Yeah, sleep. Shhh.