We had a theme for our family fun day this week: Helping others
Earlier this week, our dishwasher broke again. We had just paid for a serviceman to come repair it a month ago so the thought of spending money on repairs again was a little discouraging! Luckily, a sweet friend of ours offered to come help fix our dishwasher. He showed up bright and early Friday morning, he and Brent worked on the dishwasher, went to Home Depot to buy the right parts, and fixed the entire thing! Thanks so much John!!! While at Home Depot, they also bought a new soap dispenser for our sink and installed it! I've hated having soap all over the counter as the girls learn to wash their hands by themselves. This is so nice because all the excess soap falls right into the sink. Pretty great start to the morning, don't you think =)They finished the dishwasher just in time for us to throw the kids in the car and head to the doctor. Avery has been so fascinated with the baby that we thought it might be fun for her to hear the heartbeat. She was a little confused but very fascinated by what she heard. I think her amazement at this whole thing has brought a little more excitement to the whole pregnancy thing. Every time she asks more questions, I'm reminded of the miracle God is creating inside me. Its so fun.(in case you're wondering, she's showing the camera her gum...her new favorite thing!)
After spending most of the morning at the doctor, we decided to try to bless someone the same way John had blessed us earlier that morning. One of our good friends lives a couple blocks away from the doctor's office and has a 4 yr. old, a 2 yr. old and a 5 week old. We thought we would go visit, break up her day, and take her to lunch. I know how long those days get sometimes, and it helps just to have another adult stop in and say hi! Our kids had a blast playing together, we ate a great lunch, and then went our separate ways to get all the kiddos down for a nap.After naps, we colored, did stickers, and made dinner for some other friends who had had a baby a week ago. Elliana has discovered all these new faces that are hilarious. I tried to capture one of them above but she's pretty quick! Brent and I think she's going to be the one to keep us laughing for most of our life!
After we cleaned up our mess and got everyone ready again, we took the dinner to our friends and met their new baby. No pictures of baby Luke though! The girls had too much fun playing with all the toys in the house =) Luke is adorable though, and Brent and I are very excited for the day when we get to hold our own little baby! But we missed a couple turns getting to the house and then enjoyed talking to our friends so much, we stayed longer than I had planned, so by the time we got home, we were all hungry, and it was too late to cook. Brent and I brainstormed and threw together a hodge podge of items to create a fast family dinner.
It was 7:00pm by the time dinner was over, so the kids went straight to bed, and Brent and I collapsed on the couch for the evening and enjoyed our chocolate pudding and a good romantic comedy movie. After such a crazy day, we needed a good lazy night!
And we have officially declared Saturday a stay in your PJs as long as possible day!