Well, it’s been so busy around here that I didn’t get my Saturday bi-weekly review post up. We had a great day yesterday that included grocery shopping, a play date, and a trip to the park. Now 3 of my kiddos have croupy colds (We were sitting outside at 2:30 am in the cold and running a steam shower for Karis last night), so I am staying home from church with them. We read some Bible together, and now they are watching Veggie Tales while I try to get this finished since I finally finished all of my co-hosts posts for the month yesterday (phew!) .
The highlights of the past two weeks was Kaylin’s 5th and 6th grade program at her school this past Friday night. She had a small part of a snail that crawled onto Noah’s Ark as well as a few lines that she spoke, thus the antennae on top of her head. She did not want me to put her part on the blog, but I did tell her that I was going to include one song from her program here.
The other highlight is that we have one more kid that is off training wheels! I took the four oldest kids to the park on the way to return a friend home from a play date, and Joshua was riding his bike with training wheels. It was about a 2 mile round trip ride, and it was not fun for either one of us. So when I got home, I told my husband that I thought he was ready to be off training wheels. Sure enough, within half an hour he was riding by himself with no training wheels! He still needs to work on his dismount, but he’ll get it!
I was also able to go out with a couple of friends for lunch on Friday, and I have another lunch date lined up with my Bible study group this Friday! It’s our last time meeting for this book study of Lies Women Believe and the Truth that Sets Them Free by Nancy Leigh DeMoss.
This past Tuesday, we were able to eat with my aunt and uncle who were staying at my parent’s house for the night. We do not get to see my dad’s family that much so it was a real treat. My dad and two of his siblings (out of 14 half, full, and step siblings) received Christ as their Savior as kids through the ministry of the Salvation Army. His sister and her husband went into the “Army”, and it was so interesting to hear of their work where they are right now as they run a shelter and the other ministries associated with the Salvation Army.
The other highlight of our past two weeks is that we can see Spring finally arriving. We still had a few rather nasty days of cold fierce winds where we had to wear our winter coats, but we also had a couple of really nice days where we were able to walk to the park. This is almost always the park we go to for our first park trip of the season–and pictures are always taken. I know I have pictures of the past three years on my computer. I’ll have to do a post where people can see the same park but also see how much the kids have grown. We had lunch at church on Sunday with a service following in the afternoon, so the whole family was able to go to the park later in the afternoon on Sunday.
Then on Monday, I was only babysitting one child, so we walked again to the park after Kiley and Joshua had their picnic lunch. Having such a long, cold, and snowy winter makes us so excited for spring even though we have only had a couple of days that have reached 60 degrees so far.
I also participated in a Spring/Easter blog hop, and you can enter your own Easter/spring posts on a linky HERE.
This week is my last semi-free week before we gear up for our church’s passion play! I am in the choir this year so that Kaylin can be one of the children. I have to finish learning 10 songs, so I better get busy! Easter is my favorite “holiday” as we focus on the sacrifice that Christ has made for us.