1. I played the organ again at church, for the last time, and all this week I have been missing going to the church and practicing. I didn’t play super awesome again, but it went well all things considered. And, since I was sitting up front, sans kids, I stayed and bore my testimony to the congregation, the first time in a long time.
2. The girls were playing with their baby dolls this week, and Lisa’s baby started to cry. To which Lisa said her baby must be hungry, and then lifted up her shirt and fed her baby!! And then she sat down for a while, feeding her baby, and then switched sides. I about died laughing. I love it!
3. We went to the spray ground/splash park twice this week! Too bad yesterday was cooler, so the girls froze quickly. Fortunately, there’s also some sweet regular playground equipment there to play on too. And I even took Michael threw some of the sprays, and he did alright. These pictures are from our first night excursion… and Lisa didn’t take a nap that day, and was literally just running around screaming with glee the whole time. Wonder why we went to the park?
4. I took just my daughters to BounceU on Saturday. It was so much fun! I got to go on the all the equipment and slides and fun stuff this time since I didn’t have a baby strapped to my chest. And then I also got to just chill out and read a book too. It was fun to have just a girls’ day out. The boys had a few hours to themselves at home.
5. Josh is a stud and rode 50, yes 5-0, miles in one day this week. He rode to Shelbyville, IN and back. And he still got out and rode at least 20 miles several other days this week. He’s certainly looks to be losing inches to me, though the weight isn’t flying off, as he’s building quite a bit of muscle at the same time. I’m proud of him and love him so very much. I added another loop to my run, making it an almost 3 mile run.
6. We took the kiddos to the Childrens Museum again this week. It was definitely busier than during the school year, but not too bad. My daughter mostly just want to ride the carousel though. Favorite thing they do there by far. Although, we stop at the end and let our girls play with this small dinosaur play thing that’s essentially in an empty hallway for like 30 minutes.
7. Michael is such a big baby. Seriously. I am amazed every day by how much he has grown in just three and a half months! He’s somewhere around 26-27″ tall. And getting cuter all the time. He rolls over all the time now, and smiles, and laughs, and grabs onto objects with a firm grasp. He’s even rolled back to his back twice now. I love that little boy so much!
8. This morning we are getting pictures of our cute kids taken from JCPenney, via a groupon deal. I hope they turn out super cute. But, yesterday I couldn’t help myself and took these pictures of my three kids all sporting their swimsuits (which they are not wearing for the JCPenney pictures):
9. I love my daughters. And I love that they will be playing, running around, and then stop, find me, and say, “Mom! Mom!” and then wait for me to respond, “Yes?” to which they say, “I love you!” and sometimes, “Mom, I love you all the time.” And then they will go on back to playing. I have the best little girls. And sometimes, they are super silly…
10. Josh and I love reading books to the girls. They have been loving going to the library weekly and getting new books, even if I’m the one usually picking them all out. It’s fun to check out different stories, and to animate them, and to talk about letters, and what’s going to happen, and the emotions of the characters, and more. Josh even read one of the books in a pirate voice which the girls thought was hilarious. They are such bright little girls. Lisa often writes various letters on paper, and both Lisa and Alison correctly identify letters, shapes, colors, numbers, and more. One of the books we got was called “Tbe Black Rabbit” (affiliate). I was very amazed that after we had read it, Lisa drew a picture of a black rabbit! In fact, two rabbits! And, they told me my shadow was a “Black Mommy.” I love the things my kids say. Here’s Lisa’s drawing:
11. Lisa has been talking a lot about how she’s going to play the violin someday… or the piano, and how Alison is going to play the drums. So, we decided it could be fun to take our girls to the local music shop. We showed the girls a real violin and a marching French horn (which I blew a few notes on… I can’t believe it’s been four years since I played one!), and some ukuleles. We would love to be able to get our girls instruments and have them take lessons. The unfortunate thing is that though beginner violins aren’t that expensive, neither Josh or I know how to play one, so it would be pretty worthless to get her one without lessons. Someday, girls, someday we’ll put you in dance and music lessons and sports. Someday, when we have more means to do so.
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