I can't really tell you too much about Anna's week because I was gone most of it. :) What I do know is that she has yet to pop a tooth, but oh boy do those gums look like they're ready, so it's effecting her mood, her eating, and her napping (thankfully not her night sleeping). We're really hoping they pop through soon. She doesn't smile as easy these days which I miss.
Like I said, I was gone this past week doing the music at the RYS Nation Youth Convention. There were 698 people there this year and they did not disappoint as far as singing goes. I absolutely love getting to do the music there (this was my 10th year doing it) because these kids know how to sing and it's so fun to lead them. And I get the privilege of playing with these guys! Although I have to say I think the sound guy was pretty surprised when we were the "praise band" who showed up :) but he told us multiple times how good we sounded (always with a surprised look on his face :)). But yeah, I guess if I saw us show up I might think the same :).
I was also excited to see this girl. When I was pregnant with Micah we didn't know if we were having a boy or a girl. We came up with the name Micah for a boy very quickly, but we had more of a discussion for a girl's name. Steve wanted the name Anna, me Abigail. But Micah was due December 29 and Anna goes with the Christmas story, so I was okay with it. But we had a boy and didn't use the name. Well then I met this Anna. She started coming to my GEMS and then I started giving her piano lessons. And I came to absolutely love the name Anna because I absolutely loved this Anna, she's just the sweetest, kindest person and I so badly wanted my own Anna. I hadn't seen this Anna since my Anna was born so it was so great to get to see her and to tell her how she made me come to love the name Anna. :)
While I was gone to convention they were having lots of fun at home. Steve's parents came out to help him while I was gone which was wonderful! And they did lots of fun things. One afternoon they took the twins golfing
Steve, his dad and Micah went golfing one morning with one of Steve's former seminary professors who was in the area (golf courses out here have quite the views)
Micah got to do some fishing for which he was very excited about
Anna loves her swing (also, I think it's because her gums feel different, but she always has her tongue out!)
They also went on a couple of hikes. This one to a waterfall
They tried to make it up to the "M" too. Once again, the boys couldn't make it quite that far :), but they still had fun
Anna doing what she did all week, working on getting those teeth in :)
They tried fishing in the river, but had no luck so they went back to the pond they had been at another day.
Thanks so much Mom and Dad Bussis for coming out and taking great care of my kids while I was gone!!! They had a blast!
Showing off their "souvenirs" I brought home for them, RYS bags and sunglasses telling where next year's convention is :) (Super excited it's in Southern California next year!!!)
I was pretty excited to get back home to this sweetie!
Spending the morning with my kids (while Steve went golfing with some guys :)). We played games outside
David wanted to just sit and watch the horses by our house :)
So great week, but glad we're all back together again!