Lily volunteered to wash the cars on Tuesday night. Her enthusiasm lasted about 15 minutes. Then Mommy and Daddy were left to finish the task while trying to get all the kids to help. Tommy just wanted to play with the bubbles in the bucket. Lily and Annie just wanted sole control of the sprayer hose. We got the work done and the kids had a great time. We were all soaked by the end.
Wednesday morning I came home from working out and saw this beautiful sunrise. I love how the rays are streaming through the clouds in all directions. It was a beautiful moment.
Annie loves wearing this black tutu as a wig. She calls it her "crazy hair". Silly girl. Lily literally got crazy hair from jumping on the trampoline. She wasn't too happy about it.
Lily was happy about getting a letter in the mail from her Grammy this week. She was even more excited to find out that her grandparents gave her money to buy clothes for school. She put the letter in her top dresser drawer for safe keeping. Thanks Grammy and Grampy!
Now that Lily can ride two wheels on her bike, she wants to ride/practice with Daddy every night. Daddy has been taking all the kids out for bike rides after dinner in the evenings. Tommy is finally used to the trailer and even smiles and laughs when he rides now.
Tommy seems to be growing up overnight. He is looking more like a big boy every day.
Lily and Annie went to two parties this week! Lucky girls. On Friday they were invited to a pizza party at a neighbor's house that lasted four hours. They were exhausted when they got home. On Saturday they went to our best buddy Nathan's birthday party. They swam and played and came home very tired again. We're so lucky to have great friends!
Last Sunday one of the speakers in church talked about protecting our marriage and family. She told a story about a sweet moment with her children that she wanted to put in a glass jar and preserve forever. Since then, Jeremy and I have been trying to notice and appreciate "glass jar moments" within our family. One night Jeremy was jumping with all the kids on the trampoline playing Duck-Duck-Goose. The girls were giggling and smiling. All of the kids were so happy to play with Daddy. I know these pictures don't do it justice, but it was a glass jar moment for me as a mom.
Speaking of trampolines.....our neighbors' goat decided to try and jump the other night. We caught him climbing onto their tramp. He was even smart enough to go through the entrance! Jeremy climbed the fence and went to pull Gus off the trampoline. Then all the animals tried to follow Jeremy home. Country living!
I made chocolate zucchini cake with one of our first zucchinis from the garden. The girls wanted to lick the frosting from the beaters. They were a chocolatey mess before church this morning.
Tommy is almost too big for this seersucker outfit. We think he looks like a little ice cream man in the stripes and bow tie. I had to snap a picture after church. We also buzzed his hair. It was getting a little long. He looks so much older with the shorter hair.
That's all for us. We're counting down the days until our double family vacation. The kids can't wait to see Puna and Papa and Grammy and Grampy (and cousins). See you next weekend!