Last week I was away at camp and Derek took are of the kids all by himself. He has some help from Ms. Anne on Tuesday and Ms. Linda on Thursday, but other than that he was solo and did a great job! Here are some pictures of what they did.
Aubrey eating her current favorite - pudding with whipped cream (the more the better)
Ethan being a big helper and stocking the fridge with some Dr. Pepper they bought for our friends The Russells who were going to be visiting.
Derek let Ethan get Root Beer in the bottle and he thought he was really cool
Check out the new fire pit they got on clearance for $25. They sat out each night and watched the sun set. Ethan also got the shirt he is wearing. He wore it for three days and then Derek washed it and he wore it again. He has been wanting a shirt like this for some time with pockets in front and a hood in the back. Derek let him get one since he was such a big helper while I was gone. We actually went back to the store today and got another one in blue since he loves it so much and it was on sale.
Her face says it all. He was not as good for her daddy. She is just high maintenance!
Bruster took up stealing things from our pantry. Here Derek caught him with a Fiber One bar before he got into it. By the way - these things are really good!
Aubrey created a new dance that Ethan named "The Magic Shish Kabob"
Aubrey did finally get her watering can, which was supposed to be her reward for being good, on Thursday.
She loves to help Derek water
Playing in the pool
I had a great time at camp. We had a really good group of kids that we took. The girls, who I spent the most time with since we roomed together, were really sweet and I felt like I got to know them a lot better. Some of the highlights were, tubing and playing in the lake, one of our boys accepting Christ on his birthday, being used to confirm to a teenage boy his call into Children's Ministry, and seeing prayer answered through the finding of Mr. Andy's wallet. We will be going back again next year and Ethan will be able to go.
On Saturday our dear friends The Russells came to stay with us for a few days. They are ministering in Houston and were at a conference in Orlando, so of course they stopped by our place. We had such a great time with them. On Saturday we realized that we missed Bruster's birthday on Friday, so we sang to him with the cake I had made for our friends. We also took a quick trip to the pet store to let the kids each buy him a present.
Aubrey LOVED playing with Taylor (or Tyler as Aubrey called her) She was a huge help to me entertaining her. She has some mad Mom skills and will be a great Mom one day. Brittany helped me at church on Saturday night with the kids. We were sad to see them leave today!
It is our dream to one day minister together with them.
While waiting to get my hair cut today, I braided Aubrey's hair. She actually sat stil for it and it stayed in! I am now packing for our trip to Concord tomorrow morning. We are not letting the grass grow under our feeet this summer!