We started out our day with a "free" breakfast at Chick-fil-a with my sister and niece. The sandwiches were free (a Wednesday promotion - not sure if that's just Fort Collins or what), and we bought our drinks and hash browns.
The two year old climbed up in the play area and came down... without his socks. I told him to go back and get his socks. I was surprised that he was able to follow directions as well as he did and go up and bring back ... one sock :) Ha. Thankfully one of the other kids brought us the other sock.
The five year old wouldn't even try going up. I think he made it one or two steps up. But it was really crowded in there and overwhelming for him.
We also went to Target. I took all the kids to the toy section so my sister could try on some clothes. They all found something they loved, and I have a pretty good idea now what to get for Christmas. I came around the corner of one aisle and found my nine year old sitting on the floor playing :)
Then we made a quick stop at King Soopers. The five year old spotted the horse and wanted on. I was surprised he wanted me to put money into it.
Thankfully the sound had been disconnected. I think that would have been too much for him.
He was very proud of himself for having the ride. He told me when it was over that he was very brave :) I agree.
We've been pretty low key since everyone was sick the day we came. I wanted to let the boys rest, catch up on sleep and recover. So we haven't done much. Grammy did give our five year old his birthday present.
He spent most of the day playing with that.
While the nine year old and two year old took naps, I took our five year old to two of the parks near Grammy's house.
It was chilly but he had a good time. Unfortunately as soon as we had walked to the second park, he decided he needed to use the bathroom. So it was a short play time.
On the way back, he spotted a pigeon, and went to try to catch it.
In the rush to catch the pigeon, he tripped over this drain pipe, so that was the end of the fun. We really didn't accomplish much else, but everyone is feeling better now and ready for a good visit :)
Here's a fun discussion I had with my five year old (T) this morning...
T - I need some paper. I'm gonna ask Grammy for some paper. I'm gonna make hearts.
Me - Really? That's cool. I didn't know you knew how to make hearts. Do you know how to draw them?
T - YES!
Me (after Grammy got him some paper) - Here, I'll draw one so you can see how to make them.
T (after watching me draw a heart) - No. That's not a heart.
Clearly he knew what he was talking about. I've just been taught by my five year old how to make hearts ;)
It's been a rough weekend. We were planning to go to Fort Collins on Friday, but I had too much to do at home, so I put off the trip, planning to leave Saturday. Well Saturday ... this was my view all day. I was extremely sick so I stayed in bed and watched/listened to the National Bible Bee online. It was a great blessing to listen to it, but I felt awful.
One of the few moments I got out of bed was when it was just starting to become sunset. The sun sets in the opposite direction, but the color behind the mountains was beautiful.
Sunday I was feeling much better so we loaded up and drove to Fort Collins. Unfortunately we hit the trifecta in a bad way - all three boys were sick yesterday. The two year old was sick while we were driving, but thankfully the other two waited and made it to toilets. This is sure one nasty bug. Anyway, hopefully everybody is better now and I really hope we didn't manage to pass it on to anyone here.
So, to change to a more cheerful topic, I'm going to include one of my favorite poems - by Shel Silverstein. It is called "Sick" and seems appropriate...
I'm a born again believer in my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ the Son of God. I am a very happily married wife and a homeschooling mom of five of the greatest kids in the world. We live in a little mountain town in Wyoming, which we love. I enjoy reading and studying God's Word, homeschooling my treasures from Heaven, sewing and doing all sorts of crafts.
Shelter~"That which covers or defends from injury or annoyance. The state of being covered and protected; protection; security. He that defends or guards from danger. To cover from violence, injury, annoyance or attack. To defend; to protect from danger; to secure or render safe; to harbor."
"The Bible calls debt a curse and children a blessing; but in our culture, we apply for a curse and reject blessings. Something is wrong with this picture." Doug Phillips
Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. Psalm 127:3
Cleaning and scrubbing can wait till tomorrow... For babies grow up, we've learned to our sorrow... So quiet down cobwebs, dust go to sleep... I'm rocking my baby and babies don't keep!!
You may have tangible wealth untold: Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you can never be - I had a Mother who read to me. ~ Stricklan Gillilan