There is one mutual feeling running through our household this week!!
Oh, no! School is about to start!
So we crammed this week full of as much fun as we could–and it was a week to savor and remember!
Sunday started us off with a bang. We had four kids from one family come to our house inbetween the morning and night church services, and we decided that the three girls of that family might as well have a sleep-over as they start school next week. But before the sleep-over, we went back to the evening church service where we got to hear Pastor Schettler preach and Ray and Ann Gibbs sing. It was so special for me to hear him preach again as Pastor Schettler was my college pastor for the four years that I went to Pensacola Christian College.
Monday, the girls were busy all day with our DIY bubbles that we made. . .
. . .and we tried our hands at making duct tape purses. (I used the tutorial here.)
I think they turned out rather well, but the day flew by with babysitting a baby, my five kids and four of their friends making duct tape purses and playing with bubbles. I also decided to try to make a crockpot french toast for breakfast which was okay and edible, but will not be repeated again!
Tuesday, the three oldest girls got to sing with Patch the Pirate in the morning and evening, so that was a real treat.
Majesty Music College put on a concert Tuesday night, and that is always an anticipated event for us. Here are a few of the videos I took with my cheap-o camera that shows the kids and adult choirs.
The adult choir also sang a few songs. I love to listen to this 200-300 voice choir. It’s like a little taste of heaven!
The kids got a picture with Patch the Pirate too! (All but Kiley–she was too afraid.)
Wednesday, I decided to try to take the kids school supply shopping with me. That was exhausting! We used free library coupons to eat out for lunch, and they were so well-behaved for that event that I think my head started to swell a little as Kiley decided to throw fits at Staples and Walmart. Oh, well–I have almost everything the kids need!
Because we had church Tuesday night, Kaylin and I went for a girl date Wednesday night. We went to Red Robin (1st time for me–can you believe it?) and then walked around the mall a little.
I usually detest the mall as I hate crowded places and high prices! Yet, it was fun walking around with my growing-up daughter without any little kids in tow!
Then I took her to Claires, and she got her ears pierced. She thought she would have to wait until she was 12 years old for that to happen, so she was surprised when I told her she could do it that night. It was such a special treat, and it made her day!
Thursday, we had another playdate in the with a couple of friends where they kids just played most of the day, and I cooked and babysat! I made our favorite ham and cheese pretzel bites for lunch and cupcakes with a caramel middle and a caramel frosting. The frosting was delicious!
The two oldest girls went to a sleepover at the same friends’ house that had slept at our house. So the 3 younger kids and mommy and daddy had a relaxing evening eating pizza and watching a movie.
I was able to go garage saling on Friday, and I found a lot of great deals that will be future presents! Love that when it happens! Then I went grocery shopping and started trying to clean our messy house. I also made my first batch of salsa–I made it a little too hot, but hopefully it will be okay in the recipes I use it for.
Today was again a cleaning/straightening day. We went to a wedding in the afternoon, and Karis went to an American Girl doll birthday party (with her Our Generation doll :)). We made another sleeping bag, and I found doll clothes at a garage sale for a really great price!