Wednesday during youth group we celebrated Jason and Mark's 30th birthday. (I'm such a slacker and didn't even post about my amazing husband's 30th birthday- don't worry. we celebrated. He knows he's loved. I don't have to post to show it- I don't even know if people read this! ) Amy put together a great slide show celebrating this year with Jason. It was sweet.
Thursday we had a family birthday party and then Jason took the two older kids to our school's open house. I can't believe I have a son in 2nd grade and Ella is starting K-5! It's not possible. How can everyone else change and grow around me? I'm not changing one bit :). During their few hours away I took the 2 little ones (Kate and Isaac) and did some shopping. We needed to get some last minute school supplies we couldn't find the other day. It was very fun to spend some time with those two! I know I'll enjoy my many hours with them while Ella is in school 3 days a week. Kate is ready to start reading and it will be fun to work with her.
Jason is politely telling me to stop taking pics! :)
Ella waiting to go see her classroom and talk to her teacher at the open house.
Friday we went to the State Fair. The Minnesota State Fair is amazing. It's HUGE. I can't describe it. You'd just have to experience it! It will definitely be something we'll always miss when we leave here someday. We had a fun and exhausting day together as a family.
Saturday Jason was gone from about 8 to 1 with some church responsibilities. Around 5 we got ready and went to a preseason Vikings game! These people here are crazy passionate about their football team. Everywhere we turned downtown there seemed to be a sea of purple and gold! We had a great time with our double date- Mark and Amy.
Sunday afternoon I'm planning on a nap. I'm hoping all the stars aline and all the children sleep or are quiet as church mice for a few hours. Everything hinges on the baby. Will he catch a little cat nap in the nursery? Will he make it home without falling asleep in his car seat? Will he eat a good lunch and then sleep for a few hours? We shall see...