The weekend of Bean's birthday found us at the capitol watching his state swim meet. I got to be there to see the event in which he was seated 17th in the state. I watched the preliminaries and got to see him come in 7th, quite a jump.
How fun is it to show off your sweet baby.
Then home to play with cousins. A floury mess is a joy across the ages.
While always smiley at Pap, he never lets him get to close. He slipped right onto to Michael's lap to continue his play.
He enjoyed a story with Rae.
Next week, we will celebrate his second birthday.
In other celebrations, this week marked forty years at Beach Mold and Tool for the Handy Man. In that time, he missed one day when he had a kidney stone, but I think that was like 38 years ago.
When it was thirty years, I sent thirty balloons. He barely got them home in his car, so I decided I'd better try something different. I got one balloon with 40 on it and a cake. I told him he'd better text me a picture from work, because I know him and he'd throw it in the dumpster on the way. in He did with a message that the guys enjoyed the treat.
Having been involved with this refugee situation makes what this forty years of hard work provided for our family no small thing to my way of thinking. Thankful for a roof over our heads, food to eat and the knowledge that medical care is available. Lord, help those who have to help those who don't and thank you for your provision to do so! Thank you Handy Man for showing up each and every day.