I just had to share these pictures of Forrest and Nate with you. Nate is my sister's son and he adores Forrest. Even though Forrest is almost 15 and there is an eight year difference in age between the two, they are 100% static clinge when they are together! You can't keep them seperated. Either Nate is hanging all over Forrest or they are on the floor wrestling. A couple of years ago, Mary Kate was worried that Forrest would not want to come to Georgia anymore because he would be a teenager and wouldn't want to hang around with little Nate. Forrest has proven her wrong! They will carry this bond between them forever.
In other news...
Mom is doing fantastic! I brought her home from rehab last Saturday a week earlier than expected. It's been four weeks now since her surgery and her other knee bothers her more than the new knee. Hopefully in the fall, she'll be able to have it replaced. She's such a trooper. Forrest had his last soccer game in Florence today and Mom was able to go with us! She really enjoyed getting out and seeing her grandson play. I am so proud of her and am very thankful for the opportunity to help and Dad.
Forrest's soccer season (JV) ended tonight, but he will play with the varsity in their tournaments next this weekend. He played last week with them and was able to play almost half the game while some varsity players sat the bench. We are very proud of Forrest and all of his hard work he puts in his sport. George will miss the soccer season as he loves to watch Forrest play.
Sadie and I will go to Alabama Adventure this Saturday with the band. It's a miniture SixFlags with a water park in Birmingham, AL. She is vey excited about going. She absolutely loves band. Every morning during Forrest's early morning seminary (6:15-7am), she practices her flute. It's a wonder I haven't gone deaf! She has been first chair for most of the year and is very excited to advance to the wind asemble next year.
I'm really enjoying taking care of mom and dad while mom recovers from knee replacement surgery for the past four weeks. I really appreciate all of your thoughts and prayers during this time. Last week, I put down the paper cutter and picked up my paint brush as I started painting a couple of bedrooms for some dear friends and when I'm done there, I will do some painting for my parents and my sister in the next couple of weeks. I really love to paint (especially the trim) as much as I love to scrapbook. I sub-contracted some of the rolling to Forrest so I won't wear my back out and he's happy to earn the extra money. I am really enjoying working side by side with my son. I cherish these moments with him because it will not be too long before he will leave the nest!