Friday, May 31, 2013

Summer 2013 {Week 1}

I am forcing myself to blog weekly this summer, to document the fun, and maybe not-so-fun, things that this summer brings.  It is wonderful to have all 3 kids at home each day, and here is my chance to remember it!

Lily and Brahm decided to do dishes one day.  Lily loves to do these, and seriously--she is SUCH good help! I am so thankful for her servant heart!

Joel brought home two trailer-loads of sand to finish the pool pad he was building for our pool to set on.  It was quickly finished, and now--we have water!

Last weekend, the kids had a soft-serve stand for friends and neighbors.  They used one of our machines, set out toppings, and raised money for our local Vacation Bible School program next week.  The money is going towards a Proclaimer--an electronic device that will read the Bible in the language of different tribes so they can hear the Bible in a way they understand.  Oliver and Lily were so excited about the "missionary robots" and the fact that they raised over $130!!!

Memorial Day evening, we went to the Bethel College trail to "climb trees" and play in the creek.  The kids LOVE this place, and Oliver was really hoping to find a Cottonwood to climb.  :-)  

(posing for mom)

(the more accurate picture)

"Take my picture, Mom!"

So far, we are off to a good start.  Last weekend we dealt with a few tantrums, and I threw a few of my own two days ago...but I think we're all settling in.  Next week, Vacation Bible School starts, and my kids are SOOO excited about it! 


The Sieberts said...

i've thrown a few tantrums too ;)

Debby Graber said...

I LOVE that post!! You will so enjoy having those special moments (and not so fun moments too) documented!