I’ve decided I really like recapping our weekends on Sunday nights, and I’m just going to quit worrying about if these posts are boring, because a year or two from now, it will be me re-reading them and enjoying the memories.
Yesterday Charlotte and I had our first family music class (the male half of our family has no desire for such things) and we had a blast! Charlotte took it all in, and I loved watching her watch the other children and enthusiastically
shake chew on the bells during instrument time. Her favorite part was the “community drum”- a large, low drum that everyone played together. My little musician, for the first time, pulled herself up to standing on that drum! And then she proceeded to belly flop herself on top of the drum, where she happily lay while everyone else played around her. Silly goose. Later that night, as I held my sleepy newborn nephew curled on my chest, I thought of Charlotte and her music class escapades, and that just seven short months ago, she was my sleepy newborn. Too fast ya’ll. Too fast.
I took this picture yesterday afternoon- if there ever was a legitimate need for Photoshop, I think this may be it. I love almost everything about this picture…sweet expressions, brother and sister holding hands…but oh yeah, my boy looks like he went 10 rounds with Mike Tyson. Ugh, those mosquitoes got him good. He looks awful, and that swollen eye- yuck. The bites are still angry red today, but look like they are healing. Thank goodness we didn’t have a photoshoot or major event this weekend!
We went to Target for a few essentials: this is Charlotte’s new favorite position in her carseat…cracks me up. And I’m not sure why her sippy cup needs an additional label with her name on it- I guess my smudged Sharpie name wasn’t good enough for school!
Sunday night we had pizza with David, Hannah, and Hannah’s sweet sister while baby Theo was passed around. After dinner, the ladies sat around talking, laughing and cracking up over a new book that I devoured this weekend. Stay tuned later this week for a review and giveaway!
Today I dressed the kids in their monogrammed Sunday best (Charlotte’s dress was $4 on clearance at Target- score– and I had her monogram put on it), attempted a cute picture (FAIL- ha!) and we headed to church. Oh, and yes, I know the bow is big, but it looks especially giant in this picture. I promise (especially Traci and Rebecca) it didn’t look this ridiculous in person.
Today at church, Grayson went to the 3 year old Sunday School class with his new aid. We are thrilled he’s starting this new chapter, and love that he came home with his first Sunday School artwork- a handprint with stickers representing his family. But Grayson being Grayson, couldn’t do anything easily. Yesterday I wrote a letter to the sweet woman who volunteered to be his aid, including what to do if he has a seizure. I wrote (from Grayson), “I’ve never had a seizure at church, but it could happen.” Well, as soon as we were making introductions, guess what happened? Sigh. It only lasted 3 minutes, and he was able to go on with the morning, but REALLY?!
This afternoon, I attended a baby shower for a sweet friend who is having a girl this fall. After a somewhat stressful morning, it was a fun afternoon sipping mimosas and eating petit fours while oohing and ahhing over sweet tiny outfits and soft baby blankets.
Overall it was a fun weekend- now to bed to prepare for another busy week! Hope ya’ll had a great one!