The Wrap-up of Our Week
The week started off not so fun–I was sick :(. Sunday, I stayed in bed most of the day. At least I was ill on a day my husband could help take care of the children. All the children went to church with him, and I was able to nap. By Monday, I was much better; and by Tuesday, I was back to normal.
Thursday was my off-day from babysitting, so I was able to go with my mom and almost 91 year old grandma to some shoe stores to look for a pair of good shoes for her feet. We were able to find some that were comfortable and easy for her to get on and off by herself–success! I feel so blessed that she is still in my life and that my children are able to know their great-grandma. She is very thoughtful. Just today, she made sure that I knew that she had a birthday card for me as my birthday is next week. I forget things like that all the time; yet, at 90, she doesn’t! Some of my favorite memories I have are when I got to spend part of two summers with her by myself. My grandpa died unexpectedly, and so I went to the farm to keep her company when I was 11 and 12. I am so thankful that I got to have those experiences–carrying water out to the cows in the barn, holding the hammer and nails as my grandma fixed the wire fences, pushing the old push mower to help cut her big yard, stacking wood for her wood fireplace, and so much more!
I practiced frugality this week by hanging some sheets and clothes out on our clothesline as our part still hasn’t come in for the dryer, and the sun was shining this week! I am so thankful to see the sun shining on us. The sun . . . and the rain . . . both proofs that God loves us! And I am thankful for my washing machine–at least I don’t have to wash them by hand.
More happenings in our household this past week:
A first by the littlest . . .
My 2 year old and baby of the family walked into my bathroom, and I said, “Hi, baby!” And she responded, “I not a baby!” Aww–sniff! I have no more babies! Of course, we taught her this when we potty-trained her. We told her, “You are a big girl. You are not a baby, so you need to go potty in the toilet!” It’s all our fault. But this is the way it should be, right? We have them for a brief moment in time, and we are bringing them up to let them go. So it’s all good! And even more exciting, I have no more diapers! If you want to see more of Kiley and her silliness, I put more pictures of her on Thrifty Thursdays: Who Knew!
Funny by the second youngest. . .
My husband and I used a gift card and went out for a date night on Friday night! It was nice to be able to go out and talk without being interrupted! We have friends who will watch our five children, and we watch their one daughter on their date nights. It was their suggestion, and we agreed to it! We are thankful for friends that we can trust to watch our children, and our children love it! They hide from us when we come to pick them up, because they want to stay longer and play. We were able to go to Kohls, where I had a 30% off coupon, and I bought myself some new summer shirts for my birthday! It’s been a few years since I bought brand new shirts, and it was time!
So, what was your week like? I pray that it has been a good one!