Earth Day Dance

We were very excited about Earth Day today!

We have talked a lot about protests this year, and they were very excited to make their own signs!

We met the March for Science people at the river, and they had a blast sharing their signs and why they picked what they did.

They did so great! It was a great learning opportunity in a safe environment.

It was a great experience for them.


They especially liked getting back home for vegetable soup and warming up again!

Even Kyrie finally ate, for which we were grateful, and she even asked for more beans!

That girl!

It’s always a relief when she is fussy again, because it means she is both breathing and conscious.  I don’t mean it’s pleasant.  I just mean it’s a relief!

Yay, toddlerhood!  It’s the point in motherhood when physical exhaustion meets emotional torture.  For both mother and child.

She was especially upset that she didn’t get to go to the Daddy-Daughter Dance tonight, but she just hasn’t been well.

We finally let her outside today, but it was too soon to put her around that many people.  We know her and that tiny body, I bet she needs four more days before she’s back to baseline.  We don’t want to mess it up!

But she is singing again, and singing is breathing!

(And much more pleasant than tantrums.)

The boys enjoyed a rare ice cream treat while the girls had their Daddy dance with Papa:

We were all worn out tonight!

That was a big day!

About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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