I spent right up to the day before school started ignoring the fact that school was starting! The whole week before we lived like every day was our last. My parents came for a visit and we spent time with them. We went to the Memphis Bass Pro Pyramid. We went fishing and David caught his first fish. Dad and Mom babysat so Andrew and I could go on a date! I wanted to go see I LOVE LUCY in color in the theater! 🙂 It was so awesome!! Andrew and I took the kids to the zoo. We went and visited Grand-mama and G-pa! We played outside and went swimming. One would think we hadn’t done anything all summer long! 🙂
Here we are at the top of the pyramid!! Also that’s David with his fish! They actually caught enough catfish that we had a meal from it!
Here is me at the theater! I got an I LOVE LUCY poster! I am a huge Lucy fan! I can watch those episodes a thousand times and still laugh. 🙂 Andrew was so sweet to tolerate it and go with me. He’s not the huge I LOVE LUCY fan that I am, but he LOVES his wife very much. 😉
Here are a few pictures from our zoo trip! Samuel is getting so big! It’s hard to believe that he will be eight months on Monday. I just love that smile! It happened to be a beautiful, not too hot, day, and we had a lot of fun! It ended with the kids playing on the zoo playground.
I took this picture of David and Emma playing outside together. They were holding hands and jumping in the water. They really do love each other, I think. 🙂 I treasure these moments of kindness between them. So sweet!
The day before school started we went to visit G-pa and Grand-mama! The kids had fun playing and visiting. Samuel is checking out Maggie! He loves animals! He gets so excited when he spots our cat, Zoe, in the house too.
David’s first day of Kindergarten finally came. He was nervous about going to Kindergarten and I could tell because he didn’t want to talk about it. (He’s a little like his mama! 🙂 ) He did really great though! He woke up, put his clothes on, made his bed, ate his breakfast, and went to school like a champ! I took him on the first day. I walked him to his class room, stayed with him for several minutes. By this point I was not doing so well. Hidden behind my smiles was a shattered heart! I could not really just be leaving my baby at school all by himself. I even turned to his teacher and said, “Am I just supposed to leave?”! It was the worst feeling ever, and I left a very sad and depressed mama. Three o’clock could not come soon enough! When David arrived home that afternoon he was so excited. He LOVED it! While it is still hard to send him, it’s a lot easier knowing that he loves going!
David had a great first week of school! On Friday I went to assist with lunch, and was able to sit with David during his lunch time. He has several friends already in his class! He had a corn dog with cinnamon apples. 🙂 Thanks to everyone who prayed for us, and gave me encouragement during the week! Please keep it coming!
Friday night we “camped out”. The kids had been telling me that they want to sleep out in a tent, so I bought them a tent. I told them all week that we would camp out Friday night. So last night after putting Samuel to bed, we got ready for bed, had some ice cream (because who doesn’t need ice cream before bed!), gathered our pillows and blankets and went outside to sleep in the tent. We got into the tent, put our bedding down, and everyone got comfortable. We read a couple “spooky” story books that the kids had picked out. I turned off the flashlight. In about five minutes David said he was scared, and wanted to go back inside. I took him inside, and then returned to the tent with Emma. Emma was slightly more brave. She stayed outside and tried to go to sleep, but every little bit she would say, “What’s that!”, or “There’s a scary shadow”. Plus Zoe kept creeping around outside the tent making noises. 🙂 Finally after an hour of camping out, we ended up back inside. I was only slightly disappointed! 🙂