Monday, July 14, 2008

Home Bound!

I stole that title from my friend, I know she won't mind! Moving along, after Friday's events J and I were talking about last week and this summer. He said to me, "I don't ever remember a summer as active as you are with the kids. Riding your bikes to the library, to the parks, going swimming having play dates at the Arboretum. You have been busy." I think I just ran myself rugged and my body was mad and reacted in that way so it could get some rest plus, I know I didn't drink enough fluid on Friday either. Just a quick run down of things we did last week; Monday-Chuck E Cheese, Tuesday-playgroup (morning) pool playdate (afternoon) Wednesday-Arboretum (all day) Thursday-dinner and late night with my dad, Friday-pool. It was jammed packed so I am making an effort to be more inactive but still let the kids have fun. This morning we played outside while it wasn't super hot and we had tons of shade. Then J came home for lunch, which the kids absolutely loved. Right now the little ones are sleeping and the older two are playing legos together, first they helped with dishes and laundry. Even being home bound can make for a busy and fun day!

Just on a side note: We took the kids to a Veggie Tales thing on Saturday at our local Christian Bookstore and while we were there I found the coolest family devotional by Ruth Graham. We are going to be starting it tonight after dinner. The last few days GG has been very interested in reading her Bible when I read mine or having me read mine to her. I'm not sure if Friday has anything to do with it but before she went to bed she was crying and very scared that I wouldn't be alive the next morning. She was crying about how Red and Peanut wouldn't get to know me like she has. It was very sad. We prayed about it and talked about it and the next day I was alive! I remember having those fears when I was about her age and I remember being very frightened. We have talked to her and Monkey about if something happened to us who they would go live with but not recently.

10 comments:

Wendi said...

Tonya,
I can not believe how busy you have been...and with 4 kids too!! Wow, what a hero!
I don't do a whole lot of activities with the kids at this particular stage of life. :) Since my 5 year old is not walking and my 3 yr. old and 18 month old are very active, it can usually turn pretty stressful pretty quickly. I am looking forward to doing alot more with them in the next couple of years. Right now I usually have Dave or my mother in law come with me to do fun stuff.
Sounds wise to slow down for a while though. Our bodies know when we have pushed ourselves a bit too much. I've been dehydrated a couple of times and it really not been fun.
I really enjoyed your daddy daughter date post too! How sweet! You are a lucky girl. :)

The Patterson's said...

I'm so glad you are feeling better, Tonya! Take care of yourself.

Queen of the Mayhem said...

Poor baby! Those things are so hard to grasp when kids are younger! (Really...many adults struggle with it too!)

I am glad you were able to calm her fears....AND take some time to relax...WILL YA! :)

Becoming Me said...

Wow...you are a busy woman. I'm sorry your little one is having fears...so difficult, but good to know you were able to help her through it.

Kari said...

Tonya, glad to hear that you're feeling better. I believe I was headed for one of those headaches yesterday, too. Oh the pain. Ugh. I was never so happy to lay my hands on some extra-strength Tylenol in the train station. Anyway, your summer sounds like ours. I have been loving the constant activity, though "crashed and burned" last night. Sometimes a girl's just gotta relax and chill out. ;-)

Enjoy some rest!

mikeanddebbie said...

Home bound--I know who you borrowed that from and I know she won't mind! How precious are little ones?! Bless GG's heart. I'm going to check out that devotional! Sounds like a great one!

Kristin said...

Funny...I thought maybe you borrowed that from me, but you have so many friends, I wasn't sure! Yep...I don't mind! Also, make sure you allow for home bound/"down time", so you don't run down! I'll call U in AM!

sarahgrace said...

Glad you are feeling better, and glad you are giving yourself some time to rest and relax too!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

I LOVE Ruth Graham! Which devotional is it? Let me know how you like it!

Steph

nikki said...

I'm tired just from reading about your week's adventures.

I love Veggie Tales. Silly Songs with Larry rock.