monday morning i thought working out might help me feel better. bad call. i came home, crawled into bed (leaving my children with the run of the house...you can imagine, i'm sure), and didnt get our again until tuesday morning, and it was only to move to the couch.
fortunately i have a fantastic family and a mom and memaw that live in town and can help with the kids when such things happen (thanks, ya'll).
after that its been a little better each day, but i'm still not 100%. the crazy sinus pressure is lingering. no fun.
at least i've rejoined civilization. thats good news for everyone. :)
tomorrow allens preaching and his mom and stepdad are coming to hear him, then taking colby back to h-town with them for the week. mom, myself, and molly leave monday for 3 days in galveston; our first 'girl trip'!! i'm excited to have that time with both of them! hopefully it will produce some good pictures and even better memories.
SUNDAY, july 26th
the kids found my tap shoes and we all took a turn with them. i've got the fever......must. do. a. show. soon.
MONDAY, july 27th
this was really all i could take a picture of. i spent pretty much the whole day right here.
TUESDAY, july 28th
the obligatory potty training picture. apparently, washing hands takes priority over putting her panties back on.
WEDNESDAY, july 29th
my friend leah and her kids evan and ruth (my kids' best friends) came over and we loaded up and drove about 40 minutes away to cabelas, a sportsmans supercenter-dream-come-true. why on earth would we take our children there? for the turkey nightlights of course. who wouldnt want a night light that looks like a turkey? really.ok, really....
there are 4 areas of once-alive-but-not-so-much-now animals displayed in their 'natural habitat' as though they were alive and right there in front of you. theres also a walk through aquarium full of freshwater fish (the kids love it!). its like going to a natural history museum where you can have lunch and buy a rifle if you feel so inclined.
but seriously. a turkey night light?
THURSDAY, july 30th
allen took the day off, and we were going to take the kids swimming. however God had other plans and made it rain!! sweet, sweet rain! colby has been wanting to go to innerspace caverns for weeks, but we were going to wait until molly had her week at mimis to take him. i went to the website on a whim that morning and saw that molly is free, so we decided to go ahead and go that afternoon. our timing was a little off so molly was tired, therefore not really in the best of moods to spend an hour and a half walking through a dark muddy cave. colby really enjoyed it though, and the experience was overall a success.
FRIDAY, july 31st
i started reading this book on tuesday. i think kristin chenoweth is amazingly talented (she was the original galinda in 'wicked' on broadway), but i was disappointed in her biography. it was very well written, but i lost some respect for her as a person. shes still crazy talented, though.
SATURDAY, august 1st
lunch at zpizza after some outlet mall coupon shopping (colby needed new shoes in every category! that kid is growing!!). molly was gracious enough to allow colby a sip of her lemonade.
have a blessed week!!