I wish I could tell you that the reason I have not written in so long is that we now have a new bundle of joy in our home, but we don’t. I have been waiting to write so that I could give the big update and let everyone know, but she has decided to arrive “fashionably late.” We are trying very hard to be very patient and wait, but we just want her to come so we can start our new family. A few weeks ago, we did a few things so that Tori would feel special, a few final things as just the three of us. Now that she hasn’t come, we aren’t able to do anything anymore and Tori will just have to deal with it, I guess.
Easter (as you all know) has come and gone as well. Tori was old enough this year to go to some real egg hunts. Sarah heard about the annual egg hunt at Wheeler Farm. It’s supposedly the biggest egg hunt in Utah so we thought it would be a good experience for Tori and a chance for us to get out and walk around a bit. It was a big, BIG egg hunt. There were hundreds of kids and families. They had the field divided into age groups so we went to the 6 and under group. Tori is 2, so there were still a lot of kids a lot older and much bigger than her. Well, people went a few minutes before they were even supposed to and it was over in a matter of minutes. I went with Tori to try and help her. We saw kids standing there dumbfounded while their parents are shoveling candy and treats into their Easter basket. We saw other kids getting dragged around by their parents trying to get the “good stuff.” Tori got 3 pieces of candy that other people had skipped over. She picked them all up and put them all in her bucket. She was so proud of herself that she got “all that candy” all by herself. It was a lot of fun to go with her and see her do something like that which she had never done before. I don’t think we will go back to Wheeler Farm for the egg hunt ever again. To me, that was a once in a lifetime opportunity and we’ve done it.
Doug, Lois and Christopher were here last week. It was spring break so they all came down for a few days. It was a lot of fun to have them here and do a few things with them. As always, the stay was way too short and they were gone before we knew it. It’s always hard when they go home or we go home because we never know when we will see them next. It’s especially rough on Sarah and we always get to hear “Nana and Papa come to Tori’s house” for a few days after from Tori. She loves her Nana and Papa and she talks a lot about her Uncle Chris and all the fun things he did with her. You can tell she just adores him. We were all hoping they would be here for the birth of their second granddaughter/neice, but (as stated above) she has decided to come when she wants to and not when it is for all of us.