Oh, it's supposed to be Five on Friday, you say? In that case, wait just 4 days and then read this post ;)
As you probably already read from Allison's blog last week, we went to California the weekend before last for our cousin's wedding. To summarize, the wedding was beautiful but the area (Palm Springs) was HOT. As in, 117 degrees hot. As in, the hottest I've ever been hot. But we had some fun family bonding time (minus our big sis, boo!) and were thankful to be part of Lindsay's big day, so there was that.
Meanwhile, Brian held down the fort with the kiddos, which was a success, as always:
The twins moved up into a new class at school last week... they are getting too big too fast! It mostly went well, but as has been the case every time they've transitioned into a new room, they were both a little out of sorts all week (which meant I was out of sorts all week, too). Apparently the family collage I made for their room 1.5 years ago was no longer sufficient, so I got to spend one of my weeknights last week assembling this creative masterpiece:
3. ENT Follow-up
Almost a year after getting his ear tubes and adenoidectomy, Colby had a follow-up appointment with his ENT last week. He got a good report, but perhaps most importantly, was reunited with the same dinosaurs he played with at his pre-op appointment last year:
Basically we spent the majority of our weekend in the pool, and it was pretty great.
5. Lazy Sunday
After all that time outdoors on Friday/Saturday and then spending Sunday morning at church, we finished off the weekend being lazy at home, and I have to admit it was pretty great.
As I mentioned, we were all a little off last week, and I was wound pretty tightly by the week's end. Add in lots of potty accidents, whining, and general bad behavior, and I was not necessarily craving extra uninterrupted time with the kids. But much to my surprise, having some concentrated time at home with them and no agenda ended up being exactly what we all needed. So praise God for that!
These are the days, my friends... praying that all of us would remember that (but especially me) in the week ahead!