We've had an enjoyable Independence Day weekend at the Gates Home. On Friday evening we met up with three couple-friends from church and went to Blossom for their Salute to America. Lots of Sousa, 1812 and other good American music have become somewhat of a tradition for us, and this year we shared it outside of the family. We each brought a different dish to complete a whole meal, and you could say we ate well.
We didn't visit any parades on Saturday. It was more of a day of catching up on some of the household chores, but we did go for a short hike later in the day.
Two very interesting, very new events happened yesterday:
- In the early afternoon, when Jenn was cleaning downstairs and I was occupying Lincoln upstairs, we'd been playing for quite a while, it was approaching lunch-time, and Lincoln pointed to his crib and started fussing. So I put him in the crib and he slept for more than an hour and a half. Stop for a minute, those of you who know Lincoln, and ponder the significance of that story... Lincoln told me when he was tired and ready for a nap. Holy cow!
- Secondly, in the evening, when Lincoln was getting ready for his bath, he looked up at Jenn and said, "Snack?" It's a good thing dinner came right after the bath.