Jimmy and I went on our first date since the onset of COVID restrictions! Whew did we need that time alone. My mother-in-law graciously watched Sadie for a few hours on Friday night while we went out to eat and walked around a few stores.
Of course with mostly came home with toys for Sadie (this animal set has been a big hit, as have these puffy stickers), but Jimmy also picked up spirograph and has been having a blast unwinding with it at night and reliving childhood memories.
On Saturday we picked up trash! Our church gathered together and headed to a local park with a bike trail and picked up litter.
I was thinking that we have so much fun with our church family that it doesn’t really matter what we’re doing together.
Sometimes there are hard things, hard work, and hard times, but fellowshipping with our family in Christ makes it all so much better. It’s such a blessing to have a community of believers to spend time with and share our joys, hardships, and everyday life. There’s just nothing like it.
Other happenings around the Zottola house lately:
- I planted more mums to spruce up our front porch and literally every time I see them I smile.
- We filmed another vlog and my favorite part is Sadie helping me plant the mums.
- We are on week two of homeschooling and loving it so far.
- Our garden is slowing down big time, with mostly tomatoes and peppers growing at this point (sad!).
How about a few photos?
Sadie is going to be two-years-old soon. She is growing and changing so much lately. I can’t wait to share her two year update.
Also, if you could say a prayer for her eye to heal, that would be so, so appreciated! I mentioned that she has a nasolacrimal duct obstruction and that we were trying eye drops for about a month before doing anything invasive.
Her eye hasn’t had any progress so we will be talking to her doctor at her yearly checkup later this month. I know the procedure to unblock the duct isn’t too bad, but who is excited for their child to go through that, you know? I watched a video of the procedure and totally shouldn’t have, LOL.
Here’s a look the mums I planted. It’s just a planter filled with happiness for me, haha.
My little garden helper ❤
When we went to clean up litter on the bike trail on Saturday we brought Sadie’s trike along and she was so happy to be pushed around and stayed in it almost the whole time (<– miracle).
I totally thought it would be a disaster to bring a toddler to clean up litter, but she surprised and impressed me!
Last but not least, our Niva girl has been loving the cooler weather lately. She stays outside longer when it’s below 60 degrees and just lays in the yard. It’s adorable and I’m excited to see how she likes the snow this winter.
I know I’ve mentioned it before, but she truly is great with Sadie and we are so incredibly thankful for that. Case in point, Sadie put Niva “night night” by piling her with pillows and a blanket and she just laid there like “okay, sure!” haha.
Alright, I am signing off here. We’ve got a busy day ahead. Sadie is going to be learning the color yellow today, I’ve got real estate work and some cooking to do, and I’m taking Sadie to her first chiropractor appointment (outside the womb, lol) this evening!
Pray for that tear duct!!
Thank you for sharing AWESOME!
Thank you! Love you! ❤
Awww, YAY for date night! I know, it’s been harder for Nate and I to pull those off this year as well due to COVID, and they really are soooo important. I’m so glad you were able to get away for a few hours together! 🙂
And that’s awesome that your church came together to pick up trash for the community. What a great testimony!
Praying for Sadie’s eye!!
You’re right–those date nights are SO important! It was amazing to get together for a few hours of uninterrupted time!
Thank you so, so much for the prayers!
I’m so glad you and Jimmy had some time just for the two of you! And I’m glad the service project went so well. It’s such a blessing to serve together as a family unit and with church family. 🙂 Praying for Sadie’s eye, my friend. ❤
ME TOO! We definitely needed it!
Thank you so much for the prayers for Sadie’s eye!
I just keep going back and staring at very photo you posted. It is so amazing how much Sadie has grown and how much of a little helper she is. She LOVES going to the garden and pointing at everything (especially the tomatoes ~ as she picks them 😙).
I’m glad you and Jimmy has a nice date night!! I’m sure that was sooooo needed!!
Love you beautiful Mama
Aww, thank you so much mom! I love you! ❤