We’ll start and end with the good stuff:
My daughter has perfected that double hand wave. It’s pretty adorable. And she has had plenty of opportunity for practice this week as we’ve welcomed a number of old, kitchen floor friends into our home: first yaya Liz and grande-yaya Mary Ann, then Aunt Kristen, and finally Aunt Jen this weekend.
This week was a good one for visitors, as I received my step 1 score. Not as hoped (but I passed). I cried. I kicked the shit out of dead lifts at crossfit. I ate chocolate. I am now ready to strategize. My score reflects competence, and I hope that the hard work and dedication I will put forth for the remainder of my med school track will help direct me into a fulfilling next step in my training. But it was especially good to be surrounded by girlfriends (and my main squeezes) to soften the disappointment this week. As John reminded me, things have a habit of working out for our family…
And more good stuff: Ari is pulling up to standing with more confidence. It’s a pleasure and a privilege to see the delight she derives from these new skills.
All pictures taken by the very talented Julie. Hope it’s okay that I’m including these pictures in fits and spurts–there are just too many that we love for just one blog entry!