Great family time. Tasty food. Lot of reminiscing as we poured over old photos. Horrible birthday song.
Monday I accompanied a friend to her appointment with a specialist in Fort Wayne, just so we could spend time together. Afterwards we stopped at a busy little restaurant and tried their new offerings: peanut butter and jelly french toast and pancakes with a very unusual ingredient. Can you guess?
Just this week I framed a drawing by a former team member. A friend who was working on the demolition of our old house after the fire, rescued it from the rubble, and brought it to our open house in June.
Thursday was a very sad day for Leah and family as they laid their faithful dog-friend to rest. We joined the tearful ceremony. What used to be the corral has become the family pet cemetery.
Friday I picked up Malachi after school for a birthday shopping trip. We had fun together, found some cool clothes deals, and got
Saturday, for lack of other ideas, I decided to give Zion an early birthday gift...
...a wooden alphabet puzzle. He named the animal shapes and played with them for awhile. But, alas, his attention span is not very long.
Elijah relaxed in bed playing video games.
Grandpa took the boys for a ride on the ATV; we pulled up the remaining plants in the mini vegetable garden; went to the park where they ran themselves ragged.
Then we crashed a birthday party for pastor's four year old. I thought I'd never be able to drag Zion away from the train set...
...and other toys. But look at those red ears. That was always a sign of being very tired.
Sure enough he didn't complain, went to bed early and slept 12 hours straight.
I might be able to do that myself after this intense weekend!
We have much to be thankful for each day we are able to lead such full and meaningful lives.