Friday, August 10, 2007

Obsession/ Random

I told you about the kids obsession with the caterpillar they found outside! Well last Sunday their Children's Church teacher brought a monarch caterpillar to church to show the kids. Yesterday she called me and brought over the crystalist and the kids were super excited about having it in our house. Then this morning when I woke up the monarch butterfly was just hanging there so I have a few pictures from yesterday and today. Very cool. GlamorGirl made a book with pictures she drew to remember the caterpillar turning into a butterfly. Here are the pictures I took.

Also we have started the whole car shopping process. Which is extremely hard with 3 kids that need to have car seats. We have decided that we are only going to look online until next week when GG and Monkey are in VBS at school and then we only have Red which will make test driving so much easier. Since we were out and about we took the kids to Rain Forest Cafe for lunch they loved it. It was Red's first time eating there and he was a little scared but sitting next to daddy helped calm his fears. Anyways, the whole reason we are looking is that I took J's car to my last appointment and it was shacking the entire ride. I don't feel safe in it and I really don't like the idea of my kids being in that seriously feels like at any moment the wheels are going to come off or something else is going to go wrong.

We also took pictures today of my belly with the kids! I hope you enjoy we had fun taking them :)

On the kid front I am excited about their activities this year. I was trying to figure out what to do with GG and being in school full days. Well she doesn't want to do gymnastics this fall. She wants to ice skate which is fine. Her class in on Saturday morning and so I looked at the gymnastics schedule which is what Monkey wants to do and found a class the same day, almost same time and in the same building. I'm excited about this because J will be home so one of us can take them or both of us.
The only other situation I have is GG wants to be in the Children's Choir at church. She has waited to be old enough for 3 years now. Our church is about a half hour away, J works evenings so it would be me and 4 kids, it is on Wednesday nights and it is right before the Awana program at our church. We have been going to Awana's at the church two blocks away on Thursdays because it is close and later in the week. If she did choir they should probably go to Awana right after practice since we are already there and also the church choir practices during Awana which I want to join. They have nursery available for Red and the baby. I just don't know if I want to make the commitment. I also don't want to disappoint the GlamorGirl.


WML said...

Hey, we do have dinners on Wednesday nights. $2 adults and $1 kids 3 and up. It helps with the whole Wednesday night thing - we drive 25 miles in traffic, so I can sympathize. I know getting 4 out is trickier than three, but it is almost two hours of "mom time" and I hope we can encourage you (and hold that baby - for those of us who are sad we have no more on the way:( Have fun these last few weeks! WML

sarahgrace said...

Those are some fab shots of your belly and kids!
I can't believe what you've been through these passed two weeks! You poor thing. I will be praying for you, and esp. that your girlie turns head down!