One of our friends came out on Saturday and brought lunch. The guys made hamburgers and deer sausage on the grill and I made yummy fried potatoes and peach cobbler. It was delicious and we were all stuffed! That evening we decided to take the kids to the park. It was really nice out, breezy and cool due to some thunderstorms that were close by.
Sunday was church. Afterwards we came home and ate lunch and tried to get the kids to nap so we could go swimming, but that didn't happen. The naps, I mean. We went swimming, although it was still cloudy with a chance of thunderstorms. After about an hour Rose started getting into her "I'm really tired so I'm going to be stubborn and crazy" mood. We had spent some time in the big pool (since the kiddie pool was sort of taken over by a bunch of rowdy 6 & 7 year olds), but I had to take Rose to the kiddie pool because she kept trying to get out of my grasp thinking she could touch the bottom of the pool. Eventually she started climbing out of the kiddie pool and trying to run around the edge of it, so I called a time out and went to sit with her at a table. We heard thunder a few moments after that and there was a thirty minute wait to get back in the water... we decided it was time to head home instead of waiting it out. We went back home, made pizza, took showers and fell asleep pretty quickly.
Today the boys went to Vacation Bible School (it's all week) and I tried to get as much done here as possible in the 2 1/2 hours I had with one child. It was really quiet. Rose was pretty upset that her brothers weren't here, she cried when we got home without them. Some cuddles and a couple of graham crackers and she was happily playing with their toys while I cleaned up their room. Dropping the boys off at church for vbs was nerve wracking for me. My stomach was in knots and I was so worried. I knew they would have a good time, but it was the first time they had ever done anything like that. They are always with me or with a family member, so I thought this would be a great thing for them to be involved in. It turns out they had a lot of fun and are excited to go back in the morning!