|Thankfully, the girls are mostly agreeable during car rides.|
|Not to mention they are stylish|
May started out like a lion and ended like a lamb for me. The first two weeks I did a lot of travel for work and my "volunteerism" as new President of the Raleigh Dietetic Association. These trips also fell in the last two weeks of writing a fairly large federal grant.
I did my usual Monday-Thursday trip to Asheville the first week of the month, and had about 24 hours to unpack, work a full day, and pack for the family to head back west. Saturday was a transition meeting of the Dietetics board in Charlotte, and we decided to bring the girls so they could see my parent's new place about 1.5 hours west of Charlotte. While Colin drove the 4 hours west (past Charlotte), I worked on writing a grant. When I drove the 1.5 hours back east to Charlotte myself Saturday morning, I used speech-to-text to continue putting ideas on paper for the grant. I couldn't muster any more energy on the grant driving back to my parent's Saturday night, but did get up early Sunday to work while the girls slept in. I used the 4 hour drive back to work once again. It turned out to be a productive weekend, and I was grateful my family was willing to all help me multi-task. We also did spend a nice Sunday together between breakfast and traveling back home after dinner.
|Rose running at the Carl Sandburg Home Historic Site, Flat Rock, NC|
|A typical sight of Zoe chewing her left middle finger|
|Rose and Zoe playing in the water at Dupont State Forest, NC|
|Zoe has completely transformed from a baby to a toddler|
Zoe singing the alphabet
|Rose loves facepainting, dress up, cotton candy, and dancing at the local Thursday night music spot|
|My 20-month-old literally grew in leaps and bounds in what felt like a week's time|
Zoe talking and counting. Video was cut off before fighting began.
Daddy has a lot of patience with Rose playing paddleball
Zoe works on her soccer skills at the beach with her uncle