Although school has been out for a few weeks, this week felt like the first week of Summer. We kicked off our Summer activities with a week of Vacation Bible School for Hannah.
Each morning I dropped Hannah off at 8:45 and picked her up at noon smiling and happy.
Each day she'd meet me with a bag full of arts and crafts, and singing beautiful new songs she'd learned.
Each evening we read the day's bible verse and talked about the lesson she'd learned that day at VBS. It was awesome to hear her asking these thought provoking questions about the story of Elijah.
The last day of VBS was Crazy Hair day, and although I did exactly what Hannah asked, she declared it 'Too Cute to be Crazy' and considered it a failure - but cute.
While Hannah was busy with VBS each day, William and I had a lot of time together. One day he spent some time with his buddy, Chase, at the playground. William is a year younger than this little boy, but they are finally at the age where they can play as peers.
William's current favorite show is Little Einstein's, followed closely by Super Why. For months he was obsessed with Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, so this is a nice change of pace with more educational shows. He's become very interested in Letters lately so he particularly likes that about Super Why.
I still don't think William understands that there is an actual baby in my tummy (34 weeks this week), but he finally relented and attempted to feel and listen for the baby. I'm pretty sure he's convinced I just ate too much ice cream and am making the whole 'baby' thing up. His world is going to be rocked in July...
I'm a huge fan of Instagram now. I find it to be an efficient way to follow brands and people that I love. One brand I follow is Milk Makers, and recently they had a huge sale on their pregnancy cookies (which I saw during snack time) so I bought the 3 box bundle. I can't recommend these cookies enough if you're pregnant. They're so tasty, huge, and perfect to keep in your purse when you're hit with a craving. My sweet tooth has been intense this week, so these were a lifesaver!
My birthday was earlier this month and I'm signed up for just about every birthday club that exists. I'm cool with free burgers and ice cream. I snapped this picture of Hannah and William while waiting for my Teriyaki Chicken Burger and Freckled Lemonade at Red Robin. I order that every time I go and it's so, so, good.
On Saturday Kohl's sponsored a car seat check. This was my first time having my car seats officially checked and it was a great learning experience. I was able to pick the technician's brain about different layouts to accommodate foster children, and I was told that my car seats were the best installed they saw all day!! We had to remove a headrest, and we switched Hannah to a seat belt install since she had just hit the weight limit for LATCH. (I knew that she was getting close but waited to switch it until we had the seat professionally installed.) She also helped me install the infant car seat base, so we're all ready for baby!
Well, the minivan is ready for baby. I still have some newborn laundry to do.
I can't get over how old William looks in this picture.
My little boy is getting so big! (He turned 27 months this week.)
The week ended with Father's Day. I snapped this picture at our Go To restaurant choice - Sweet Tomatoes. Seriously, I love this place. They have an extensive salad bar that the kids go crazy for, and everything is already bite sized, so when we get to our table I don't have to cut everything up for them. Moms know - this is huge. They also have these tiny little ice cream cones which the kids beg for. Tiny dessert that appeases toddlers? Winner. I've signed up for their Club Veg and regularly get a coupon for 2 adult dinners with beverage for $19.99. Hannah is a couple dollars and William is free. Family dinner at a restaurant for under $25!
I love this face.
Mother's Day and Father's Day are very laid back at our house. There's no footprint art or ugly neckties given as gifts. Instead we usually start the day with a great breakfast and go to church. All day you are not the PIC - Parent in Charge. No diaper duty, no mediating bickering kids, no bedtime duty. You just get to enjoy your family and then when they throw a tantrum your partner takes over. It's awesome. Plus dinner is your choice.
Overall this was a great week. We were busy in the mornings, but spent a lot of quality time together in the evenings.
Note - This Summer is going to get crazy once the baby arrives in late July. If you haven't already added me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter make sure you do! I update each of those platforms on a near daily basis.