Whew! This weekend was a whirlwind of activity! It seemed as if we just went from one thing to the next to the next! Friday, July 4th, we went up to Andy's parent for the day. Even though it was damp and rainy, the kids had a great time running around. It was just us, Andy's brother, and his parents for a quiet indoor picnic - but the food was great! Corn on the cob!!! I LOVE it! Since it had drizzled all day we decided to head home and not stay for fireworks. We went home by way of the Schuylkill and while listening to KYW they kept announcing that the fireworks at the Art Museum would begin "any minute". We have always wanted to see the fireworks at the Art Museum so we decided to try it. We found a great parking spot and walked to the Central Library/ Franklin Institute area where we proceeded to wait for about an hour. So much for "any minute"! We did enjoy seeing them and Daniel LOVED them. He cried when he found out they were done! We headed back to the car and thought we were in good shape to get home, but it took us 1 1/2 hours to get home! We decided we would never do that again! If we would ever go again we would have to take the train!
Saturday I took Sarah and her friend Eliza to see "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl". They loved it! It was a really cute movie. It was so nice to relax and not worry about anything inappropriate showing up! A true "G" movie. We came home and Andy picked Sarah up to head off to the huge "Block Party" our church hosts every year. It was a huge success! I headed up at about 4 p.m. after Daniel woke up from his nap. There were so many faces many of us didn't recognize! That's a good thing! I left around 6 p.m. - just as the rain started coming down. It only lasted a few minutes, but Daniel was getting tired. Andy, Matt and Sarah came home around 8:30 p.m. after helping to clean up and get Frankford Avenue opened again. Needless to say, church was PACKED the next day. Please pray that those that made commitments will get the follow-up that they need and continue to come to church and Bible studies.
Sunday was a sweet time of rest! After church, we took the boys to get their haircut! Daniel's is SO short! I will post a picture as soon as I find the camera (Andy has taken it to take some ministry shots). Matt hates his haircut - too short for him. I think it will be good for camp next week. Easy to spy any ticks running around there! After we came home from the haircuts I took a nap with Daniel! I love Sunday afternoon naps! I haven't taken one in ever so long! It felt so good! It really helped get me ready for the week!
I finally was able to visit my friend Donna today! We have been trying to get together since the end of May! It was so great to see her and talk with her about what we have planned for our coming school year. We both plan to start August 1, 2008. Our kids can commiserate together! I usually start the school year with a field trip and then slowly bring the school work out the following week. I am starting to get excited about getting back into a routine and teaching again. My kids are NOT looking forward to starting up in four weeks. Pray for all of us to get on the same page and have positive attitudes for this coming school year!