Friday, July 18, 2008

Whew. I think I'm back.

Okay - our week is over - but you know what? I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

Jessie love, love, loved girl scout day camp. It helped also that she had 6 other friends from her troop there (but then again, she enjoyed it last year and she was the only one from her troop). It was funny - it was my job to pick them up most afternoons and ferry them all home - the first night they were wound - and each night got a little quieter until Friday night no one made a peep.

VBS was great - both kids liked it and are ready to go again. Water balloon fights (that our PASTOR initiated by taking water balloons into the sanctuary and getting the kids to run outside where he pelted them). Todd went with me 1 night to VBS - and about died watching all these kids run wild through the sanctuary. But as 1 lady told him - our church wants the kids to enjoy coming and participating. hmmm. I believe we belong to a very laid back church.

Tyler is in the green tshirt - Jessie in the pink tank top.

Of course, by the time I got home from dropping all the girls off, it was 4:30 usually, and we had to leave for VBS by 5:30 - so dinner was a LOT on the fly. For myself, I forget what dinner tastes like....maybe tonight.

I did find some time to do a little retail therapy - on my way to pick up the girls, I drove right by my favorite quilt shop - so of course, I had to stop and support the local economy, right? And they were having a Anniversary sale - 30% off of all fabric!

11 yards doesn't look like much, does it (she sells a LOT of fat 1/2's and a few fat 1/4's)? This will be made into a bagsket, pincushions, knitting needle holder and who knows what else.

We also did 4-H on Wednesday night - field trip to a local dairy - before VBS. Jessie was impressed, and came home asking if she could show a dairy calf next year at the fair. We'll have to work on that one....

And Todd decided to bale straw. Actually, we have friends that combined their wheat, and didn't want the straw - so it was ours for the baling. 14 big squares and 200 small squares. He arranged with a local farmer to bale the big squares for us - at $10 a bale to bale it, I'm happy.

Now this weekend it's clean my house, harvest some herbs to dry, work with the 2 calves going to our county fair (more Todd's job than mine), and do some sewing. This will seem relaxing after this week!


Lib said...

Hi Kris,
WELCOME back, you were missedd!;o)
SOunds like a busy but few wk.
Enjoyed the pics. thanks for sharing. I've been enjoying your Moms blog also!:o)
Have agreat wk.end!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a week you had had! Hope this one has a slower pace.... Love allyour new fabric purchases!

jacquie said...

Love the hay bales in your header. Perfect for bale jumping! How neat for the kids to have a Pastor like that. That is what we want for kids to feel comfortable and a part of the church.

Lib said...

I have something waiting for you at my blog,please come by and pick it up.

Dawn said...

Phewww, Kris! You all sound like you are having a fun-filled blast!

And I read on another blog that a woman who was in the midst of her summer mayhem TOLD her kids that "Yes, popcorn IS a nutritious supper."

Granny Lyn said...

wowzie wow wow,,,you are on the go! now maybe you can slow down at the sewing machine?? You are sure a do-er, and I"m proud of you, reminds me of when I was young raising all my babies, I get tired just thinking about it!