Happy 8th Birthday to Our Family!

October 6, 2010

Ok, so I needed a way to help Hannah and Caleb understand what an anniversary was.  So, I told them it was the day that Daddy and I became a family, the birthday of our family.  They understand birthdays, so they kinda got the idea.  (Though, I think they were wondering all day when we got to have our “birthday” dessert and blow out our candles.  Hmmm…. sounds like a new tradition, to me!)  So… let me tell you about my day!

Yesterday morning, (Yes, I’m a bit late in posting this) I woke up and had to rush around to get the kids ready so we could be off to MoPs.  MoPs is something I get refreshed from, so I don’t like missing it.  Thankfully, Tim helped me or I don’t know that we would have made it, even though I try to plan to leave early so I get there at least 20 minutes early, somehow I was only 3 minutes early.  I guess I’m still getting used to being ready with 3 kids.

Here is the craft we made this week.  I’m pretty proud of how it looks.  Since I did it myself (and not how I was supposed to do it.)

When I got out to the van with the kids, this is what I found.

The note was taped to the steering wheel and the flowers and two apples were on my seat.  I was so excited, almost shouted, “Look what Daddy left Mommy!”  (I always show or tell the kids when Tim leaves me a note; I LOVE getting notes!)  Of course, I had questions from Hannah and Caleb: “Where’s Daddy?”  “What does the note say?” “Where are we going?” “What are we going to do next?” “Can I have the candy?”  They’re kids, what can I say?

So, we met Tim and ended up getting hot cocoa at home instead of Barnes and Nobles, so that we could get our camera and make sure all the kids were ready for our day as Tim informed us that we were going to be going to Bloomsbury Farms.

I would definetly go again.  It was 7$ a person, but there was so much to do! There were horses made out of barrels with saddles on them, swings, a tire maze, the corn box (which was our family’s favorite thing), goats, chickens, ducks, donkeys, lamas, a pig, sheep, rabbits, a tube slide, a jumping pillow, a corn maze for adults and a corn maze for kids.  There were even things we didn’t have time to do.  Then at the very end, Hannah picked a pumpkin to take home and Caleb picked a gourd.  It was sooo much fun!

The Kids Corn Maze.

This is me in the Tube Slide

These last two are in the corn box.  I think it has a different name, but that’s what we called it.  It was our favorite.  Even Ethan loved it!

When we got home, Tim surprised me by having my mom (Thanks, Mom!!!) watch the kids while we went out on our own for a while.  We played 9 holes of frisbee golf at Jones Park.  It was definitely worth the bruise I got my finger from throwing the frisbee.  🙂  I’m weird, I know.  Then we went to dinner at Ruby Tuesdays.  Love their ribs!  Ymmmm….

At last it was time to go home and put kids to bed, we were all exhausted and happy.  Thank you, sweetie for planning such a great day!  Tim knows I love surprises!

May God bless your socks off as He has me!

Rachel


Hannah vs. Soccer pt 2

October 4, 2010

I found myself so proud of Hannah today, I thought I might burst!

I tried to show Hannah what to do today before her game so she’d know what to do.  She had fun trying to get the soccer ball away from me as I “dribbled” it around the house.

Hannah did SOOO much better today.  She wasn’t confused.  She ran after the ball.  She even got to kick at the ball!  I was also proud because Hannah didn’t seem concerned that she was the only girl on her team for a while.  True, she’s not the best one on her team; in fact, I think she’s one of the worst.  But… she’s trying her best and that’s all I care about.

May God bless your socks off!

Rachel