Another week has passed. My how time just flies by once the weather warms up! We’ve had the pleasure of hosting Matt’s younger cousin, Stephanie, this past week. So aside from having a little extra laundry and a few more dishes, we’ve also been busy playing tour guide.
It’s been a great week so let me share some of those successes with you!
1. Despite the fact that Stephanie’s unexpected arrival conflicted with naptime, I managed to get to the airport on time to pick her up. She was flying stand-by (thanks to Air-Tran’s awesome college student program) so we were kind of at a whim for when she would arrive.
2. We spent Saturday at the zoo enjoying the beautiful weather, animals and, of course, the choo-choo train. The boys had a blast. Stephanie spent a great deal of time trying to figure out how it was possible that our zoo is free to the public, and we enjoyed a picnic lunch right by the 1904 flight cage in the zoo. A good day had by all!
3. I worked out a deal with John’s speech therapist to enroll John in speech camp this summer. There is no way we could possibly afford the speech camp without blowing our current budget. Luckily, our speech therapist LOVES John and despises anything related to food (i.e. cooking, shopping). So – I’ll provide the snacks/drinks for camp each day (4 kids, 3 days a week, 4 weeks) and in return John gets to attend speech camp. I’m certain God had his hand in this!
4. Managed to use up most of the produce from the co-op again this time around. I love all the fresh fruits and veggies of summer. In fact, we just made carrot/apple/orange juice for a mid-afternoon pick-me-up. Yay!
5. When I was ready to sit down and type up this post early this morning…I didn’t. Now wait! This really is a success! I sat down in my chair outside on the front drive, turned on the computer, opened the program, and heard, “Maaa-meee, we’re ready!” Upon peering over the screen I saw two little boys, buckled into the wagon, smiling contently. So I closed up the computer and tossed it back inside the garage door….and we went for a stroll through the neighborhood. See?!?!? Wasn’t that a much better use of my time?