When these three get together, there is so much energy and play and love. This game, Elefun, was the highlight. The object is to catch butterflies in a net as they fly out of a four foot elephant trunk. I'm not sure why the butterflies are in the elephant trunk to begin with, but, no matter, it's fun. Even Lisa, Steve, and I got in on the action.
Lots of hugs. Big, big hugs. Hugs that make you fall over.
What a great three days spending time with my sister and her family.
This is my last week of teaching before summer.
I'm looking forward to having unscheduled time with the girls (our first summer together as a family!) But I still want and need to have some sort of a routine so we aren't in our pajamas until 1:00 pm everyday.
Here is the basic schedule I came up with. Its just a guideline, so it's flexible.
8:00 wake up + eat breakfast + get ready
9:30 phonics + reading
beach * lake * water park * pool * library *zoo * bake * craft
sandwiches (goat cheese & red pepper * tomato * turkey * tuna)
soy chips + fruit + chocolate pretzels + iced tea (milk for girls)
3:00 play + housework + errands
5:00 start dinner
6:00 dinner + bible in backyard
bbq + salad + fresh fruit
7:00 walk alfred
8:15 quiet play
9:00 bed time
What have you got planned for your summer?
Bunk beds+more room=so much fun.
Our generous friends offered us this play kitchen they had outgrown. Fake food, dishes and all! We're talking microwave, electric mixer, working light, french fries, and spatulas.
They just can't get enough.
Thank you Sarah!
What a special Mother's Day.
My very first.
We went in front of our congregation at church this morning to dedicate ourselves and the girls to the Lord.
This is not for the purpose of salvation, but to commit ourselves to raise the girls to respect and honor God and to love and serve Jesus Christ.
Our amazing pastor prayed for all of us. Our families were there to celebrate with us.
It was wonderful. I am a blessed mother. I am so grateful.
And now they have SO much more room. They both love the top bunk, (of course) so they shared it last night. Pretty cute.
It reminded me of when Lisa and I were little and loved to cuddle up together. We told our parents that a twin-size bed was made for twins.