I apologize for not blogging lately - it's really for 2 reasons. One being I can't post pictures because my sweet Colby broke mine right before the surgery, so I still haven't had time to find the warranty and work on getting it fixed & because I just don't have any extra energy yet!
That being said, here's an update:
Abigail turned 4 on September 9th! I can't believe she is getting so big. Colby turned 6 on September 12th! He has days of great maturity, thankfully! We celebrated with their friends at Brush With Art last Saturday. It was crazy, but very fun! Everyone got to paint a plate and put their handprint on it. I really love having them make personalized items to display! Hopefully they will be finished soon!
This past week we went to the fair a couple of times. First on Tuesday, we took Colby & Abigail to ride the rides. They had a great time. I also got to sample a few fried treats too! We also went last night for the rodeo. As one of the events, they let 4-7 year olds sign up and try to ride a sheep. My brave Abigail said she would do it! She was put on the waiting list, so unfortunately I didn't know she was going to for sure be able to do it... so there's no great photo or video, but she did get to try! She just barely made it out of the shoot and then fell off, but that's about how good most of the other kids did too! There was only 1 girl who rode the sheep through the buzzer & she went right before Abby. Dan was back waiting with her & he said about 5 kids got out of line crying before their turn, so he was scared Abigail might do the same. Amazingly, she was so brave & said she wanted to try! She received a cute little trophy that she is very proud of!
One more great momento of the fair, is that we "won" a goldfish... the kids are really excited, I'm not too much, as it's one more thing to have to clean up after! But, we'll see how long he lives...
Today we're having a family get together for their birthdays. I decided this year it would be much easier to have smaller parties since I'm not too helpful! Anyway, I think the weather's going to cooperate & get to 80, so I'm warming up the pool. We really haven't swam but maybe once since school started, so this should be the last time for the season.
About my back - the surgery for sure did the trick, thankfully. It gets frustrating at times that I really still have limitations to what I should be doing. Yesterday I overdid it a bit. I can tell that because of how I feel today! But, it's getting better every day!!!
This week everything's started back at church for me. Amazingly, I have over 80 children signed up for children's choir! This is more than ever before! I think we ended up with around 50 this past Spring. We usually break the kids into pre-K-1st grade & 2nd-5th, but that would give us 35 & 45 in each group! This won't work with the space we rehearse in, so I'm adding another group with them. This will still give us 25-30 kids in each group, but much more manageable! It's so exciting seeing all the precious children exciting about music and serving their church. It's going to be a great year! I have a meeting with all of the youth that have signed up to be involved with the music program tomorrow. I think there will be about 40 youth there!
I've been able to borrow my mom's camera while she's with my sister in Portland, so when she returns next week, I'll be able to post the pictures!!!
A precious moment this morning - Abigail woke up early, as usual and joined us in bed. Then, Isaiah woke up, so we asked Abby to go and play with him in his room. I could hear her reading "Brown Bear What Do You See" to Isaiah. Very precious. Then, Colby joined them and read "Hungry, Hungry Caterpillar" to them both! I'm so thankful that Kindergarten has finally excited Colby to want to read and look at books more! Up until now, he really hasn't enjoyed it very much. So, thankfully he's finally starting to like it! I actually got this on video sneaking down the hall. :-)