View From the Back Deck
Greetings from the Heartland! We're here in Toddville, Iowa (which is just outside of Cedar Rapids) staying at my sister's house and soaking in the lush green farmland. The babies are soaking in all of the hugs and kisses, songs, games and silly faces from their cousins, Jakob, Josh & Hannah. The cousins have braved feedings and even tried to change a few diapers, although I'm not sure any of those have been a success yet.
One of their cats recently had two precious kittens. The kids named them Salt & Pepper and they are so cute. I had to laugh to myself to think that the cat had a smaller litter than you and I did.
The scenery here is amazing. It brings back so many memories from growing up and visiting my mom's family farm in Boone. Babe, I walked out into the garage and got a whiff of what smelled like farm animals and it just brought back a flood of memories of grandpa's pig stalls and the big white barn. Then I realized they don't have any barn animals and it was just the babies' diapers that I'd been throwing in the trash out there. Still, it was nostalgic.
At sunset you can watch the fireflies dancing across the meadow and it's beautiful. The days are longer here with the sun coming up at 5:30 am and dipping down well after 9 pm.
We miss you terribly and can't wait for you to join us in a few weeks. Sending you five big hugs and puppy kisses from all of us!
Sending all of our love,
Mari, Cohen, Noah, Finn & Sophia