October is only days away. That is craziness.
We had a great weekend. On Friday night, Curtis and I took the kids to my mom's house and we went on a little dinner date. I had some pasta that messed me up for the next 24 hours and it was so not worth it. But the bread. Oh, the homemade bread! After dinner we picked up Jackson and took him to a high school football game. We met two other families there and had so much fun. The kids seemed to really enjoy it and they had plenty of room to run around with each other.
The next morning, Curtis blessed us with some warm Shipley's donuts. A moment of silence please. Yum. We did absolutely nothing until later that afternoon when Annabeth and I had a La Madeleine date with Mom and our friend Amy. Amy lives in the hill country and Annabeth hadn't gotten to meet her yet, so it was great fun.
We went straight from there to meet Jackson and Curtis at a birthday party. The party was at a gymnastics place and it was so cool. I'm going to try to get Jackson in a class there soon. He loved it. All the kids were smiling, dripping with sweat, covered with green icing, and exhausted by the end.
This is the Statue of Liberty headband hair that Annabeth had when we got home.
After that, I went to a movie with my friend Michelle and had some of the best popcorn of all time. AMC Theaters do it right. I figure since I'm paying so stinking much for it, it's okay if I ask for the popcorn that's popping in the machine right in front of my eyes instead of the popcorn in the bags that are sitting under the warmers. Try it and you won't regret it.
This morning we went to church, of course. I have done my makeup in the car on the way there for the last 6 weeks in a row. I'd like to think I've gotten real good at it, but I could look absolutely awful and not realize it. This week I was running so late that I also had to feed Annabeth her oatmeal in the car. That cannot become a habit.
Curtis and I had preschool duty this morning and helped in a class for two-year-olds. It's been neat to get to know some of our friends' kids by volunteering for this. (I found out today that our preschool department requires 70 volunteers every week. SEVENTY VOLUNTEERS!) A friend of ours was helping in Jackson's class today and it was neat to hear his stories about our boy. The daughter of our Sunday school directors was baptized during the service. What a wonderful day! I love the Lord and I love His church so much. It is truly the highlight of my week.
This evening we decided to go to our neighborhood pool because it was the last day it would be open. It was nice to be outside and it gave us something to do during the hours when you want the day to end but it's not bedtime yet. It was super hot this weekend, but the water was cold!
I got brave and took my camera since it was our last chance.
We hadn't been to the pool since Annabeth started sitting up. It was a new world for her!
It took her a few minutes to get over the chilly water.
This is the face Annabeth makes when she wants to get something in her mouth.
This is the face of a boy who loves the water and who had a blast swimming all summer. See you next year, pool!