Our good friends The Ringls welcomed us back into their home after our return from “the world tour,” giving us a warm (sometimes too warm ;) ) and friendly place to stay. I’ve been so amazed by the Lord and how he is using his people to meet so many of our needs. On our trip we were received with the best of hugs and the finest of meals, only to return back to the Ringl’s where they have graciously and abundantly supplied all our needs, looking over the bowls we’ve broken and the copious amounts of toilet paper we seem to use. Our car recently broke down (again) and Cassie came to the rescue while God got some men from our church to put their heads (and youtube tutorials) together to install a brand new radiator. The Lord is so faithful to supply all our needs, even when the funds are not all there.
One great blessing has been little Sarah Ringl. It used to be that Jairus could go anywhere and sleep, snuggled up to his mommy despite the noise or excitement. Now everything is a new world and he wears his explorer hat proudly squiggling, squirming, walking and investigating every nook and cranny. While I love his inquisitive little mind, such intrigue has proven to be a bit more work for mama. Closing cabinets, keeping his chubby hands from breakable beauties and his little mouth off every tiny piece of artifact he uncovers has become my new hobby.
But Sarah has been a new companion, slowing his little hands and that curious mind. She’s faster on her feet and has some skills that Jairus has yet to develop. She runs circles around him and talks (more like babbles) his ear off. She steals (well “borrows”) his water bottles and toys and if Jairus is lucky she will bring them back only after she has had her fill of em’. Jairus’ most loved attribute of Sarah is that she finds it fun to throw food. Like little Red Riding Hood, Sarah seems to leave a trail of Cheerios where ever her little feeties travel. Thankfully, Cheerios are a new and special treat for Jairus and in no time the trail has disappeared into his chubby tummy. Sarah feeds him her treats and gives him drinks out of her water bottle. She is quite the little sharer. Thankfully for us mamas they get along perfectly, their cute personalities balancing each other out, and their entertaining one another makes our job a bit easier.
The hot weather of Florida has led these babies to water, in any form. Pools, hoses, buckets and even toilets have been the recent choice of fun, and I am convinced if they could live in the water, they would. Cassie has an awesome little kiddie pool that they took regular dips in and one afternoon we went for a swim in a pool nearby.
Balls never stop. He spots them from anywhere and could play fetch with himself all day.
Little domestic diva making sure Jairus’ ball is free of all debris.
Jairus learned this skill from Sarah.
First she had to shown him, then she gave him the hose to try himself.
This is Sarah’s surprised face.
And this is her snorting face..my favorite of all the faces she makes.
Ready for a nap.