when my mom was here helping while Freeland was in Kenya we got to celebrate her birthday with her.
It was the morning she was leaving but they at least got to give her gifts in person.
See family ... a perk of coming to visit on your birthdays .. gifts from your grand kids in person!
What could be better?!?!
Answer: NOTHING! ;)
They painted her a picture:
and River picked out some earrings for her:
and my mom brought Texas Rangers tshirts for the boys. They loved them:
my mom & mark are actually on their way back up here right now.
Literally, on a plane as I type this.
We have a fun week planned.
Mark hasnt been able to see the boys in almost exactly a year.
FREELAND IS TAKING HIS FIRST VACATION ALL YEAR!
His intern year without any time off to just do nothing! Id say he's earned the time off for sure! ha
He's has had time off (clearly) He was able to take 3 days off when we had Chapel and then when he went to Kenya. I wouldnt say either of those were a 'break' for him though. So, this is the first vacation days he has been able to take to just be home and try to relax. HOLY COW!
PLEASE.GO.AS.SLOW.AS.POSSIBLE. I want this week to last a long time! We'll have to find a balance of enjoying time as a family and getting things done that he normally doesnt have time to do. As you can imagine (those of you who know him) he has a page long list of things he wants to get done around the house! ha. My list includes things like: go to the movies, go to the pool, sleep! ha.
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
probably one of my favorite things to do these days:
give Chapel baths in the sink.
It entertains her.
It entertains the boys.
She gets clean.
We're all happy during a 'fussy' time of day.
wins all around.
(Chapel admiring River .. I LOVE seeing her watch her brothers like this!)
River LOVES helping.
It is how he shows affection.. by helping & serving.
But he mostly loves it because he gets to play with the water. (lets be for real yall!)
I spy pumpkin spice creamer! (we finally finished our last bottle 2 weeks ago! holla for making that last!)
Also .. Chapel seems to be concerned about what River is doing in the picture above.
So far I am loving summer more than any other summer so far! I appreciate being able to have the windows open, bathe kids in the sink, dirty kids, eating outside, playing in the sprinkler while we water the garden .. its been fun so far! (ask me how I feel when its 90 though! ;)