Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Last week and weekend

Well, our week was very busy last week. My brother, sister-in-law and their two children came last Sunday afternoon. On Monday, we all went swimming at Harrison Bay. Tuesday we went to Coolidge Park. On Wednesday, we took Jeremy and Ashley to the airport to fly off to Vegas for a friend's wedding. Their nine year old daughter and Zoe stayed with my Mom for "cousin camp", which is a yearly tradition where the two girls spend time with Nana each summer. So, Jaxon, the four year old, came to my house. We had a lot of fun. Jaxon is five months younger than Sebastian and 7 months older than Jude, so they play really well together. We had some minor wrestling injuries, but really they all get along. Jaxon did really well, he got a little sad each night at bedtime, but I tried to keep him busy during the day so he didn't have time to think about it. On Thursday, we had Mom's Day Out and it was Water Day! So there were some wading pools and a water slide for the kids to play on. Then, on Friday we went to the mall and played in the little play area and had lunch, which was fun. Friday night was the Back to School Beach Bash at church, where there were two huge water slides and water games and ended with National Treasure 2 on a huge outdoor screen. It was so much fun! All of the kids loved it - Annabelle liked the huge slides! I couldn't believe what a little daredevil she was.
On Saturday, Adam's Dad and Jacob came to visit. Saturday was Adam's 33rd birthday! Happy Birthday, sweetie! So, Saturday dinner was roast, mashed potatoes, green beans and a delicious cheese bread followed by Snickers cake. There were 12 people at my house! My family of 6, Nana and GG (my grandmother), Tristen and Jaxon, and Ben and Jacob. I made 5 pounds of mashed potatoes and there were none left! We had lots of fun.
On Sunday, Ben and Jacob went to church with us. (Jeremy and Ashley got in late on Saturday night and left Sunday morning) Then they came home and had lunch. It was a really good visit with them too. It was the first time they had come to Chattanooga since Adam's mom passed away and it was good for everyone.
So now, we're back to normal. Tonight we go to meet Sebastian's kindergarten teacher and I am so excited about it! I can't believe he starts school this year! And tomorrow morning we get to see who Zoe has for fourth grade! How am I old enough to have a fourth grader? Wasn't it just yesterday when she was starting Kindergarten too? It goes by so fast!

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