visit with the Keyes

Today I got to see my friend, Ashley Westwood Keyes, TWICE! We haven’t seen each other for over six years. We both got married on the exact same day, and so today we got to meet each other’s kids and husbands. It was so delightful. When we closed the door after they left, Abe turned to me and said, “Wow, they were so lovely.” I agree.

Less than delightful was Lydia’s interview for American Heritage. Abe and I figured we were the ones who were getting interviewed, and so we didn’t tell Lydia beforehand to be on her best behavior. Actually, I didn’t even brush her hair this morning. So she acted feral and looked more than the part. That was sad.

That sad middle part of the day was sandwiched between two lovely meals with the Keyes. We had breakfast and dinner together. The kids had a great time playing with Steven, Ashley’s husband. I wish they were our neighbors, but the good news is they visit again in the summer.

Abe found Mary napping like this.

Abe found Mary napping like this.

Ashley figured out Ammon probably has a tongue tie. That might be why he drools so much and can't nurse. Also, he never sticks out his tongue. I am going to contact a lactation consultant ASAP. I already asked our pediatrician if Ammon has a tongue tie, but Ashley explained that pediatricians are only trained to recognize full-on tongue ties. Partial ones are better recognized by the lactation consultants.

Ashley figured out Ammon probably has a tongue tie. That might be why he drools so much and can’t nurse. Also, he never sticks out his tongue. I am going to contact a lactation consultant ASAP. I already asked our pediatrician if Ammon has a tongue tie, but Ashley explained that pediatricians are only trained to recognize full-on tongue ties. Partial ones are better recognized by the lactation consultants.

Naomi, a beautiful child.

Naomi, a beautiful child.

All the kids had so much fun eating together.

All the kids had so much fun eating together.

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