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Friday, July 29, 2011

Just a group of gals

I love getting together with friends...especially over dinner! Can you guess the restaurant where we are pictured?

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Day 63

We spent all day Tuesday at Stone Mountain Park. We love this place! If you have never been, you should surely go. We highly recommend it - the staff are courteous and friendly and the service is superb. Our kids won't stop talking about the Sky Hike and Yogi Bear Experience.

Driving the boat.

Sweating while playing a round of mini-golf.

She's so serious about her putts.

Luke was a mad man on the high rock wall!
I was amazed that he went all the way to the top!

Top of the mountain.

A trio of quackers.

Abigail's favorite part of the entire day was
her continuous ride down the zip line.

Over and over and over and over and.....

Day I Dunno

I think it was Day 62. I tired....

Took the kids to the library to see a drummer.

Really cool.

That's all.

Luke was invited to play an instrument
(it made a sound resembling a galloping horse).

Andrew played a rain stick and helped lead the audience
to make a thunderstorm with their voices.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Her usual self

Day 61

Another delightful time of worship with our church family yesterday.

Day 60


Thursday, July 21, 2011

Day 59 in pictures (a few, anyway)

Crazy Mr. Keith leading the children in Bible class - singing Scripture!

Alice Ann and Emily work on a craft together.

Two silly cousins hang out at VBS.

Day 58

VBS is still going strong although the adults are all dragging in slowly each morning - me especially. It's worth it, though!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Day 57

Another fun morning at VBS, a two hour afternoon dip in the pool, home to watch a movie and rest, and then outside before bedtime to dig a few holes. That was weird to type.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Day 56 - VBS begins!

Vacation Bible School started today and we had over 60 children in attendance (that's HUGE for our small church)! We wrote our own curriculum based around five songs of the Seeds Family Worship album entitled PURPOSE. The children are singing Scripture as they do the hand motions/signs for the words. As we ran a few errands this afternoon, I listened to Abigail sing today's song loudly from her seat. My heart leaped to hear her sing such glorious promises!

This is what we'll all be doing for the next four days so expect a lot more pictures of our time singing, crafting, eating, and playing!

Day 55

After picking up the kids from their grandmother's house, we played at home until time to go back to church for small group. I bought a pool for the kids to play in on the back porch on these hot Georgia summer days but I let them keep it indoors so they can invent various games in it when it's more convenient.

Abigail decided to make a bed and then turned it into a nursery for her babies.

Sunday, July 17, 2011

My favorite bands

Just because I can listen to them sing all night....

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Day 53-54

Friday and Saturday...

All three children spent Friday and Saturday nights at their grandmother's house 2.5 hours down south. Mitch and I slept late, went out to eat lunch, shopped for essentials, saw a matinee, cooked a simple dinner, and worshiped at church....then we drove to pick up the kids.

That's all!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Underwater siblings

It's so hot here in Georgia! Most of our summer has been spent in the pool where we've had fun diving for toys, jumping off the board, racing from end to end, and playing Categories & Marco Polo.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Day 52

Today was a day of cooking FREEZER meals - something I've always wanted to do but just never got around to doing. Alone with Jennie, we doubled up our recipes and completed four delicious dinners! We already have it on the calendar for our next cooking day and plan on making more meals the next go 'round, but we were quite proud of our accomplishment and the "breathing room" it will give.

Here's what we made:

Pepperoni Pasta Bake (with added hamburger 1/2 lb)

Our boys staying entertained while their mothers cook.

Countdown to next cooking day: 14 days (need new recipes!)

Day 51

We did many things on this day but the only picture I took was of Andrew and Abigail writing with Sharpies on the newly bought watermelon. Can you sense the excitement?

Bad hair day

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Day 50

Our cousin came over to play most of the day.
All of our toys got a good workout!

The Marble Run, Legos, Nerf gun, and the marble tilt game Labyrinthspel.

Our kids are a long way from being this good at the game but they are practicing (yeah, right)!

Sidewalk chalk is always fun but especially crafty when it's dipped in water to give the drawing a deeper color effect...of course, when it's 95 degrees outside, this activity doesn't last long.

Day 49

Today, we swam and played basketball.


Day 48- SUNDAY

On the front sidewalk at church,
just hanging out with friends on a Sunday evening.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Day 47 - birthday party!

Three days after her fourth birthday, our extended family and friends got together to celebrate Abigail's special occasion. It was a sweet, sweet time.

She's been asking for a bike since Christmas. Thanks to one of her grandparents, she finally got one. If it wasn't so wet outside from the rain, and time would allow, she would be outside pedaling at super speed all the day long. See that basket? She wants to put her dolls and water bottle in it so she can take them for a ride!

You can never take too many pictures of family!

Enjoying the cake and ice cream.

The little girls dressed up as various princess / characters and the adults smiled while watching them flit and float around the room playing musical chairs.

Abigail always loves spending time with these sisters, Anna and Megan. They seek her out and even pursue her by taking her out alone for ice cream and having Abigail over to their house to play. She invited the sisters to her party and they were delighted to come! I'm thankful that God is using these gals as godly examples of older women in love with Jesus.

Oh, how I want to cling to these younger years and soak up every minute of her life! It's true....they do grow up too fast. As she matures, I pray I will observe her heart soften and that she'll grab hold tightly to the gospel of Jesus, proclaiming his goodness to the nations.