It was a cool and rainy afternoon last Friday when we made the drive over to say good-bye to the old house and bring the kids to our house for the weekend while Mommy and Daddy made the move to the new house. What fun!! I didn't envy their work that was cut out for them on this rainy (pouring down floody kind of rain - a toad floater) weekend, but it had to be done. We had the easy? task of the kids for the weekend. The pleasurable task, I should say.
All wrapped up to protect their critters
Friday and most of Saturday was spent inside due to the rain. It was lazy and very relaxing. When the clouds broke up, we went to the mall to buy Legos for the kids and, of course, Dipping Dots and a ride on the carousel. You really can't go to the mall without those two things. However, this trip they made a new discovery. Grandpa and I had gelato and when they had a taste of that, they were in hog heaven, as they say. Yep, we had to go back for more! (I might add here that a trip to the mall on the weekend before school starts is INSANITY!!!! You could hardly walk through without bumping into people and the lines were awful.)
After the mall, we went to church, then out to eat, and then home to begin work on the Legos projects. They both kept after it and the only assistance I gave was to find the pieces they needed and to push in the small pieces that didn't want to connect.
Kate's Doggy Day Care
And today, it's:
Readin' and writin' and 'rithmetic!
We took them back home yesterday and saw the new house! Although it still is in a state of finishing touches, it looks beautiful. It's been a wonderful summer, but as we drove away from them yesterday, I couldn't help feeling the mixed twinges of happiness and sadness in my heart for the transitions that are happening right now, but know that everything is fine. I don’t like it sometimes that my personality has a tendency to be so melancholy. Right now melancholy is raising its head and tears come in thinking about the fact that the seasons of life are so very visible and present in my life … more so than ever before as changes are happening.
God is good.
He is working in us and all that we each face every day.
Life changes, people change, but praise God, He never does.
He never has and He never will.