I just downloaded over 150 photos from my phone from the last two and a half weeks!
Smart phones are great for capturing memories, aren’t they?
I am sure in this season of our lives, our youngest children would not have hardly any photos of them if it were not for my phone!
I won’t put 150 photos on this post, don’t worry!
I do have some for my scrapbook here though.
Saturday morning started very early for the boys and Blake as they traveled several hours to spend the day with the dog trainer and breeder who we got Sadie from.
Chad was SO excited!
This was his birthday gift from December!
They had a GREAT day!
I sent a huge lunch for them!
But there were treats too!
They went straight from the breeder to the races that night!
It was Kenworth night at the races and the middle boys got to ride in the pace car!
Since Addie Mae works on Saturdays and Hannah was gone, that gave the littles and I the morning alone together!
We started the day with a treat breakfast while watching a show.
Then we headed out to go to the farmer’s market and then to the library to play for awhile.
The littles could play at this library all day!
They love it there!
Of course we had to stop on the way, kinda on the way, home to see our favorite five people!
I had sent some store bought cookies with the guys for their lunch, so I saved some for the littles too.
Afternoon snack was a treat of dunking cookies in milk!
We did some coloring while listening to a book on You Tube.
I really enjoyed coloring!
Once Addie Mae got home from work, she got us girls working in the kitchen to get ready for Father’s Day.
I only took one photo on Father’s Day!
I was enjoying the fellowship too much to think about photos!
We had a nice meal after church and a nice afternoon with our favorite people, including Auntie Gail.
I think Grant always has the most fun though!
He and Clyde are best buds.
What you can’t see here is that Tate is behind Grant on the other side of that swing.
Bright and early Monday morning took the littles and I to the pediatrician for their five year check-ups.
Our post-placement adoption paperwork prompted this visit, but I was wanting to do it anyway!
We have some new appointments that will be happening because of this check-up.
Tate is being re-evaluated for speech and physical therapy.
Eliza needs to have a sleep study to see if she has obstructive sleep apnea.
We will be waiting, however, on Eliza’s sleep study until after we meet with the surgeon about her hip surgery.
That appointment is next week.
These two partners in crime did amazing through the long appointment on Monday!
This week we started up summer school again and got back on our schedule.
Since we are not packing up a farm anymore!
It has been AWESOME.
We start the morning with breakfast, chores, and then two and a half hours of school like activities.
The kiddos LOVE to get after a day!
They may have gotten that passion from their Mama!
She LOVES, loves to get after a day too!
Chores are a blessing to a home that runs smoothly.
This one was a sleepy head and had to do his chores after school!
We have been enjoying a sunset walk almost every evening too.
The kids ask for it as soon as we sit down to eat dinner!
When the farm was being run, we would spend our evenings working hard with Blake once he was home.
Taking walks is quite different from those memories, but we are enjoying it too!
We still haven’t bought the littles helmets, but we are not allowing any speeding on bikes!
Actually, no speeding on anything with wheels!
We have been backing our way out of the house again for showings!
We have had two so far, but one was a virtual showing by a realtor on face time for a client who lives out of state.
They want to come see the farm in person, so we expect that will be happening soon.
I have to be honest, I am not even sure how to pray for this anymore!
I hope that doesn’t sound as awful as I think it does.
It is just SO confusing!
But we are THANKFUL, as always, for SO many things during this time!
God is GOOD!
And He knows BEST!
I guess I will close with this photo – because it is just SO TATE.
It shows his personality PERFECTLY!
What a precious gem!
Hope you all are making some good memories this week too!!
Happy first day of summer, everyone!!