Monday, July 07, 2008

the weekend

Friday, we hung around the house for a while and then headed up to the Little Elm Jubilee/fireworks. We walked to the elementary school and then took a bus to Little Elm Park. They would not allow parking at the Jubilee because it caused problems last year, so everybody was bussed in. We took blankets and found a spot near the water to wait for fireworks.

David chased Joshua around for a while, then I took a turn. Jacob, Cody and Karleigh checked out the sand at the beachy part and got their feet wet in the lake. Karleigh got most of the rest of her wet also, but that is to be expected.

The fireworks were really great - I was surprised with how good they were for a smaller town. It took us FOREVER to get a bus back to the school, then we had to walk home from there. We got to bed really late and had to get up really early Saturday morning to go to the zoo.

We left the house about 8:30, stopped in Denton at Kroger and then on to Gainesville to the zoo. We were meeting the Osterhouse's and they weren't there yet, so the kids all got out and played in the huge, beautiful playground outside the zoo.

When they got there, we went through the zoo and checked out all the animals. It was small, but really nice. After we had gone through everything, we headed back out to the park for lunch. We had both brought coolers with sandwiches and stuff.

We were home pretty early Saturday, and the kids just played and hung out. I went out to Mom's to feed her dogs and then came home.

Sunday, we went to church and then came home for lunch. The boys had their small group from 2-4. It was a swim party, and they both had a blast. At 6, David made hamburgers on the grill and Monika, Jenna and Julie all came over to eat and have our Bible study. That has turned out to be so much fun.

I am so very behind on laundry! Hopefully I can get caught up today. We should have a semi-normal day today, and I'm thankful.

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