Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy Girls

Kathryn, Qavah, Aunt Marcia, and I have been doing nothing but playing, telling stories, staying up late, and enjoying Roanoke together. Aunt Marcia came for a visit arriving from Michigan on Saturday and will be staying for the week. We have been praying for good health for both girls and God has been very gracious to give us three good days in a row.

I like having guests. It gives me the opportunity to step back and see our little city through someone else's eyes. We went to Greene Memorial church on Sunday afternoon to hear a Russian choral group singing Russian Orthodox hymns and folk songs. It was very impressive, and I was so happy to be able to show that to Marcia who calls herself a "farm girl." She especially likes the southern accents. Just today at the fabric store a woman came to the check out after having made two other purchases. She exclaimed to the cashier, "Y'all are gunna have ta kick me outta yer stower." We went out giggling but not in a disrespectful way. It just "got us tickled" as they say in the south.

Paul stayed home with Kathryn and Qavah to give me some time to shop with Marcia tonight. When I got home Paul was upstairs mopping up in the bathroom. I asked what happened and he said, "Qavah got a little enthusiastic about her splashing tonight." Gee, I wonder why that kind of thing doesn't happen when I give her a bath. How is it that a Daddy can bring out the "enthusiasm" in our little ones just before bedtime?