The people at the Nikon factory had better get that camera back to me quick! I have missed some adorable photo ops in the last few weeks!
Last weekend we purchased a fantastic picnic table from our friends. It has room for 12 because it is quite large and has these wonderful detached bench sets with backs on them. It is absolutely perfect for our family as no one can fall off the seats! We have had dinner at the patio for the past 3 out of 4 nights and it is so much fun. Matt's parents had a patio umbrella and stand in their basement that they have never used and it was a perfect fit! The kids had their first taste of steak the other night and really liked it!
We have been trying to get outside and play at least once a day. It is not easy to get outside with our family again this year. I thought this year may be somewhat easier, but come to find out, it's still a challenge. With two potty training and an 18 month old who is prone to wander, going outside for any length of time seems to be an exhausting chore. Then there is the whole issue of cleaning up these four monkeys. Matt and I have been quite happy for 3 years with our every-other-night bath routine. It seemed ideal to have one night off from the chore of doing baths. However we are finding the kids are so filthy when they come in that we couldn't live with ourselves if we didn't bathe them before bed. Oh the joys that each new season brings!
Tomorrow night I will be sharing my testimony with my MOPS group at our final meeting of the year. Please keep me in your prayers as I will be sharing the amazing ways God has shown His love for me in my life. Please also keep Matt's Grandma in your prayers as she continues to recover in the hospital.