This week, Andrew has been in Africa doing mission work. In the last 8 months, Andrew has been in the Middle East and now in Africa feeding the hungry, working in schools and most importantly, sharing the message of Jesus. On Monday, my dad returned from his fourth trip to Bangladesh doing the exact same thing. Needless to say, I’m very proud of the men in my life and their willingness to go the distance to share the Gospel of Christ.
Life lately has been really funny :). These two sisters (and the dog) keep me in stitches all day long!
Kensington’s class had a parent participation research project where we got to go to school and be a part of their final project. Kensington loved this!
She’s filling me in on all of the details of her terrarium.
Smith built a tent and all I saw were feet sticking out. When I lifted the blankets, he was sound asleep on the floor. And isn’t Andrew’s blanket cool? We had it made from all of his old college football t-shirts (Because oh my heavens! That boy had a ton of shirts from his time at K-State!).
Walking to school pick up, Smith picked me flowers :).
Walking home with my crew.
On Saturday, we loved going to Griffin’s 2nd Birthday Party! It was at a cupcake place where my girls were able to decorate their own cupcakes.
Sweet girls at the cupcake place!
Early Sunday morning, we had patio time and enjoyed the chilly weather.
He made this for daddy :).
She made this for Daddy. She said it’s Andrew with his kids :).
Later that afternoon, these crazies wanted to swim. It was only 70 degrees outside but they swam in the cold water for over an hour. Then, they snuggled and dried off.
After their baths, they asked if they could play “dots”. I’m totally on board with any game that’s not Chutes and Ladders (because that game lasts forever!).
I didn’t think I would be able to go with Kensington on her field trip this week since Andrew is out of town and someone needed to stay with Smith and Ashby. Well, when they sent out their field trip destination is was at an aquarium that is 45 minutes away from us…which is only 10 minutes from my parents’ house (my parents live an hour from me), so my mom was able to meet me at the aquarium and take the younger two to her house, so I could attend the field trip. We had so much fun!!
Kensington loved this aquarium!
We were both thankful for sturdy glass…there were sharks under our feet!
On Tuesday, I got me an assistant :). Typically, Ashby rides in the little car part of the shopping cart but on this day, she asked to push a small cart and it worked out so well! She was so sweet and followed right behind me the entire time. She also filled her little cart to the brim. We had the best time!
And then by Tuesday afternoon, everything went kind of crazy. As soon as I walked up to Smith’s class at school pick up, I knew he was sick. He just looked sick. I called my nurse friend Sarah and she said she thought he had strep, so I took him to the doctor and yup…strep. Poppy was supposed to have been groomed on this day, but when we took her in, they had accidentally moved her appointment to another day…so in the randomness that was my Tuesday afternoon, I drove sleeping Smith around (he fell asleep in the car) and the dog while we waited the 30 minutes for the pharmacy to fill his prescription.
A sweet reader named Justine sent me this quote this week…
Children born to another woman call me Mom. The magnitude of that tragedy and the depth of that privilege are not lost on me. -Jody Landers
…my heart in one quote.
That’s our life lately! We’re looking forward to a baseball filled weekend and then for daddy to be home next week!
On my foodie blog today…
A yummy spring breakfast or little slice of dessert. (Or for me, a mid-afternoon snack with coffee!)