Sunday, May 23, 2010

Wonderful Weekend

Where do I begin??
Thursday was a picture-perfect day - the weather was sunny and warm, there was a Dream Ponies petting zoo at preschool and KBH and NJH got to ride ponies and pet goats, sheep and rabbits.

Later, I brought CAH, KBH and NJH to the park to meet up with friends for a picnic. While we were there, the kids had a ball, and they also got to see the tree guys take down an enormous old pine tree!

Friday, KBH did a tremendous job at gymnastics - almost kicking over into a back walkover, independent pullover on the bar, real cartwheels - and she's loving it! Later, all four kids enjoyed some time cooling down in the pool. The older three can jump in and swim anywhere in the pool now, and NJH is our most timid one. At age 2, the others would fearlessly jump (with vests on) and swim all over. NJH, however, won't step off the second stair! He will only jump to me if he is holding BOTH of my hands (and wearing the vest). When I do let go a little, he sinks right down, mouth open wide! Thankfully, he's not interested in jumping in on his own, and he is content splashing around on the top two stairs! This is actually the "easiest" life guarding season for me ever! I will enjoy it while it lasts. Friday night, we headed out to an AWANA leader appreciation dinner. The kids had a ball in their classrooms while hubby and I enjoyed a leisurely and delicious dinner, visiting with other adults. It was a lovely night!
Saturday, I took the girls to my sister Amy's baby shower. My other sister, Kara, hosted in her beautiful home, and she and our mom got an early start, getting things set up. I absolutely loved my hour-plus ride to her house: the girls and I sang along to an old Christmas cantata was truly an hour of worship and it was amazing!
"He made a way in a manger
A way to the cross
Messiah the promised
Before time had begun;
For God so loved this world
Though he knew what love would cost
He made a way in a manger
To make a way to the cross."

"Princes and paupers
Sons and daughters
Kneel at the throne of grace
Losers and winners
Saints and sinners
One day will see His face

And we'll all bow down
Kings will surrender their crowns
And worship Jesus
He is the Love of God

Summer and winter
The mountains and the rivers
Whisper the Savior's name
Awesome and Holy
A friend to the lonely
Forever His love will reign

And we'll all bow down
Kings will surrender their crowns
And worship Jesus
For He is the love, unfailing love
He is the Love of God"

The rest of the day flew by as we set up chairs and set out food, greeted guests, enjoyed the spread of family favorite foods, played some silly games, and oohed and aaahed over the most ADORABLE tiny pink outfits and baby paraphernalia!! After getting things back in place, we headed up to Amy's house to celebrate her hubby's birthday. I finally got to see Baby's nursery and it is GORGEOUS!! Words wouldn't do it justice - Amy has such the decorating gift! As we ate pizza at 8:30 at night, I realized: "Wow, I've relaxed! My kids are usually in bed by now, but here we are, eating dinner and we're all ok!" They finally got tucked into bed around 10pm (how unlike me!) and then hubby and I had the most lovely time talking and later laughing hysterically at two comedy sitcoms - "The Middle" and "Modern Family."
Today, we actually made to Sunday School (a little late) and the late service for church. Afterwards, we got some Country Drive-In take out and the kids swam for a bit. Before too long, it was time to head out to AWANA Awards night and I couldn't have been more proud of my kiddos! KBH memorized 36 verses in her Cubbies class this year, and she finished her book. CAH memorized 27 verses in her Sparks class this year, and she finished her book and started her extra credit book (which she hopes to finish this summer.) And NCH memorized 47 verses in his Sparks class this year, finished Book Two, and was named "Sparky of the Year"!!!

Like I said, what a wonderful weekend!

1 comment:

  1. picture perfect! what a blessed life you have :)


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