Special Saturday Fun!

 We had a really fun day yesterday! Ben had to work all day (boo) so he took us all out to breakfast before he had to leave so we could spend some time together. He’s had an unusually busy week so we treasure our moments as a family!

After he left, my mom and stepdad stopped by and we did a table swap. They took our old dining room table and we got a really nice wooden card table to use in the basement. We are both happy with our trade! Since the garage was open, the kiddos took advantage of that to pull out their bikes. They have been wanting to ride them but during the week, it’s too busy traffic wise around here for them to ride safely. We found out that an early Saturday morning is perfect for riding!

Such a happy pink girl:)

Mr Z!

Samuel’s tires had gotten low through the summer or storage but one of the best investments we’ve made is a bicycle pump so we used it and he was a happy camper! We used to have kids lined up at our door asking to have balls and bicycle tires pumped up:)

I finally had to call it quits because it was really chilly out!! We hung out for awhile in the morning before Grandma (B’s mom) came to pick us up for a really fun afternoon at the farm!

First we got to jump on hay bales. And by we, I totally mean the kids, not the adults! Eliana climbed a little bit but she was too excited to go ride the Banana Bus so she waited patiently.

The boys cousins were there, too! They are all very close in age so they have a lot of fun together. This is B., the oldest of the bunch. He slid into the picture just in time!

We rode on the Banana Bus (pictures coming later), petted animals, slid down slides, rode peddle carts and finally took a hay ride! Eliana gave us this big smile every
time we took a picture:)

I kept begging Samuel to go sit next to them so I could get a good picture of the three of them. This was the best of the bunch. He wouldn’t cooperate very well so I was disappointed not to have more great shots out of the 9 I took….Ah, kids!

We had such a good time! Eliana fell sound asleep on the way home and we all washed off our farm dust with warm showers, got in our pjs, had dinner and I tucked the crew in bed early. It was definitely a happy day for the Trio!

And thanks so much for taking a minute to leave me a comment earlier this week! I really enjoy hearing from you and it always makes my day!

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Last Day!

 The boys had their very last hour of school today. Silly to make everyone come for one hour! I guess they changed it for next year and the first and last days of school will be full days from now on.

Zakkai just loved his kindergarten teacher, Mrs Repsis! She was SO sweet and gentle and truly loved her students. She joked with me that she would have to hold Zakkai back next year just because she didn’t want him to leave! What a great year he had.

This was Samuel’s student teacher, who was in the classroom all spring. He really liked her! Her last day was a couple weeks ago (she came back today to say goodbye again) and all the girls in the class were crying and crying when they came out of school! Samuel was really sad, too. He made a sweet card for her.

This is Mrs Webster, Samuel’s teacher. She just had a baby a few weeks ago and came back to say goodbye to her students today! She was GREAT. She really worked with us this year, encouraging Samuel and doing everything she could to make him feel heard, cared for and confident. Some of his classmates had a ton of trouble listening this year, which was hard for Samuel but Mrs Webster really took the time to encourage him and was always available to us. So thankful for her!

Zakkai worked SO hard the past 2 months, especially this month, on staying dry at night (what a battle this has been!!!) and he earned a new bike! He has never had one of his very own and grew out of the small one from last year, which also got ruined.

Look at the joy on this face! Worth every penny and sacrifice! He only had 2 big spills off of it today. One minor and the other, a rude neighbor girl tripped him and he really got scraped up on his arm:( But other than that, he was SO happy today! He will probably be dreaming about his orange bike tonight:)

One of our other neighbors asked last minute if we could watch their son, who is Samuel’s age, today as they didn’t realize today was the last day of school! He played incredibly well with both boys today and was so polite and sweet. He’ll be coming back to play tomorrow which is great for keeping the boys entertained!

Summer has begun!