First it was a family reunion. Those are always fun, seeing folks we don't usually see often. This was hubby's side of the family. Only sad thing was many less people this year:(
On a happier note, we got to see our Chance--he came with Uncle Mark and then was gone again. Staying to help/work with Uncle till right before school starts. I think he may have grown taller? Chance, that is, not Uncle Mark:)
Doesn't hubby and his bro look a lot alike? They had the same haircuts this year too.
Our other family gathering was our local fair. We thought the kids would be a little more excited about going. Hmmmm. They ended up getting food, each picked their favorites. Monkey bread, hot sausage, popcorn, cotton candy, just to name a few of the yummy things they decided on.
Chloe pushed Paisley in her chair, she sure isn't slowwww going for anyone to see anything. Girl has one speed and it's fast! We were too slow for her looking around and she had to circle back many times to find us again.
Apparently the kiddos enjoyed my picture taking efforts of them and their fair foods, I mean do they not look thrilled, or WHAT?
We have done most all of the dreaded school shopping. I tormented myself this weekend and took Chloe, Kat, Phoebe and Camden to finish up the needed items.
Chloe is the one I dread (Kat and Camden are close seconds) taking shopping. She's incredibly picky. Although I was able to pick out 3 pairs of pants for her without her along previously and got them right (size and preference) which was some kind of miracle.
We got her shoes (3 stores to get the ones she wanted) and tops ( 2 stores). Kat and Phoebe each got 2 tops, I had bought them all the other stuff (socks, pants shoes, under things, school supplies) previously. They didn't need many tops because they do have a big tub of hand me downs that are perfect for them to get through the year.
Paisley hasn't grown and won't so she got new shoes, a few tops and socks, she has tons of clothes since the two younger girls recently outgrew her size so she is overloaded on clothes.
So in less than 2 weeks we will start another school year. I'm still trying to wrap my brain around having no one in elementary school this fall for the first time in 25 years. Yes, that long.
Football practice has started and field hockey practices begin this week.
Other news---Chloe passed her drivers test. Yeah her!! Now she's looking for a cheap car. Her driving could be a huge help with all the practices and her job.
Chase also passed his test the week after Chloe. Chance says he's not ready to test yet. They were all very cautious about driving/ testing which is just fine with us.
No recklessness needed.
Camden and Chloe were asked about working for someone, they worked together to dig a 65 foot ditch that was 18 inches deep. They did such a good job the person's neighbor hired them to pull weeds for her!
The kids were very happy, they enjoy making money but also keeping busy. Usually Chance is our guy hired out since he's a very hard worker and very strong. But hubby told the guy we had a 2nd crew because Chance wasn't home:)
That's what we have been up to, that and lots of walking too. Of course:)