This is for the week of May 8 - 14. Life has been so busy that I don't really remember what was going on this week! We have been dealing with Asthma and breathing difficulties with Avalyn and Kyle for a long time now and I feel like all we do are breathing treatments, school work, and dishes! (Our dishwasher broke as well.)
Sunday: Adrian and I got married 12 years ago! I am thankful to God for giving him to me and all the many blessings God has showered upon us throughout our marriage. I love you, honey! :)
Monday: Patrick likes to sit on chairs and stools, so he often gets "chaired" when we need him out of the way for a few minutes. I am thankful for his wonderful smile and that Patrick seems to be sharing his smile more and more.
Tuesday: I needed to take a picture, so I took these two goof balls outside for a couple of shots. Can you tell that they love each other?! I am so thankful for my children's bonds with each other. Not all of them enjoy all the others equally, but we can see wonderful friendships between sets of our children that are fun to watch grow and blossom.
Wednesday: I know I have posted at least one picture of Patrick asleep in his chair before, but it really is a common theme. He hasn't really given up his morning nap, though I like to think that it is finished! I am thankful for naps and rest when we need them, though I do prefer to rest in my bed!
Thursday: Megan and I continue our Thursday sewing time, though it will end very soon with the end of the school year. This week, we worked on putting together some wonky houses that she had had for almost 5 years! They were not easy to piece together since they were all different sizes, but we laid them out in a pleasing arrangement and just fiddled a bit until we came up with a configuration that did not need any inset seams. These two little houses are on the bottom of one panel. I love the 1970's color scheme. I am thankful for this time where my kids can learn and grow with teachers that I trust. And I am thankful for this fun time hangin' out with my sister.
Friday: For some reason, I didn't take a picture on Friday. I am not at all sure why. With so much going on right now though, I am not really surprised. This picture is from last Saturday. Patrick has discover the joy of the salad spinner! He loved helping dry the salad! I am thankful that even at this age he wants to be a part of whatever we are doing. Sometimes, it can be a nuisance, but it is almost always fun or funny! :)
Saturday: One of the many problems with having a lot of kids is with keeping things organized. I will definitely admit that I don't do the best job at this. But on Friday, I asked Adrian if he could build a bike rake for the kids bikes. He looked at some designs and decided to wing it! (That is a big step!) Adrian bought the wood on Friday, and built the bike rack on Saturday with a little help from the kids. He did an awesome job! The end result is absolutely wonderful and fits our needs beautifully. He even made a space for a bike for Patrick! I am thankful for a husband who is willing to try new things, build things for our family, and allows the kids to help in the process.
Apparently, while Mercy was helping, Adrian would tell her it was time to use the driver. Mercy would sometimes grab it and hold on while Adrian drove in the screw. Other times she would reach out and touch the driver with a finger as her contribution to the work load!