Family Fun and Moving Craziness

 I told Ben tonight that I am at my happiest when I am surrounded by my sweet little family and we are laughing and being silly together! For instance, on Friday night, we complimented our traditional pizza night with a dance party in the kitchen:) It was pure joy to dance and be silly and watch the happy little faces of our children. It’s good to let off a little steam and just be plain silly sometimes!

We spent some nice time together yesterday on Memorial Day. We packed up a picnic and went to a beautiful park in the forest preserve! Zakkai bought a new kickball with his money (he worked hard to save up!) and brought to play so the boys were happily entertained while waiting to eat! They are nothing but happy when they have a ball to kick around!

Zakkai in action:)

Samuel after catching the ball. They never got close enough to get good pictures of their cute faces!

And of course, they are happiest when Daddy comes out to play!

Eliana went to kick the ball a few times and then she would come back and hang out with me. She dragged over a huge stick to show me:) She was thrilled to pieces over getting to eat watermelon! You know summer has arrived when you can start eating delicious, juicy watermelon!!

Samuel has really been struggling with our upcoming move;( He has better days where he handles it well and finds a few things to be excited about but he is so very sad over leaving his friends. We’ve had to talk to him about using his words to tell us what’s going on, rather than walking around grumpy and grouching at everyone.

It’s a very different experience this time moving with older kids who really get what’s happening and what it means. I think we will all adjust but it’s hard for all of us to really imagine what it will be like since we don’t exactly have set plans for our future there. Sometimes the anticipation is worse than the actual event.

Not to mention, this has been our home for almost 9 years now. We have adjusted to being away from “home” and living a separate life here. It almost feels overwhelming to think about living by so many people we know and love! We are very thankful for the excitement of our families and their open arms welcoming us back again. It will just take us some time to find our new place to fit in since we are not the same people we were when we moved away almost 11 years ago.

I don’t even really have time to picture what it will be like since my last days are filled with packing, sorting, babysitting, playdates, get-togethers, parties and being a mom! It’s pretty overwhelming, to say the least.

But ready or not….we only have 18 days left…