Yesterday was really, really rough (I woke up really fatigued and had a hard time trying to stay awake all day) but today has been fantastic! I'm so much calmer and have really enjoyed the kids today.
We've been trying a new campus to our church the past few weeks (our church has 6 locations in the Metro Detroit area...one in Detroit will open soon, and an internet campus is in the works...it's HUGE!). This campus is much smaller and more intimate. I asked Eli which church he prefers, the really big one or the new one. He said the new one. I asked him why. "Because it's SUPER fun!" Needless to say we're planning on going back :)
I don't want you to think the past few weeks have been nothing but drama. Here are a few pics to show how we've been spending the summer:
She did her own hair...We had a great laugh about this!
Being creative. She laid down under the blue mesh sandbox cover. Then she made a dress out of it.
At the zoo! The dinosaur exhibit is back :)
Grapes! Mmmmm. Before this, Eli would only eat red seedless grapes.
It was a cooler day so the animals were out in full force. When we first got home with Eli, I brought him to the zoo all the time. He was terrified of the indoor polar bear exhibit (all indoor exhibits!). We walked through with Amelia and Eli said "Momma, do you remember when I was little and I was afraid of this? I'm not afraid anymore." Very matter of factly. I was blown away! And I was really proud of him for conquering his fear and not being afraid at all :)
McD's play area!
They are so goofy when they get along :)
The Woodward Dream Cruise was this weekend. If you like cars, this is the weekend to visit Detroit. People from all over the world bring their vintage (and creative) cars and cruise Woodward. Traffic goes about 5mph during the cruise...two lanes are dedicated to the cruisers and two lanes are dedicated for "through" traffic, although all traffic is slow.
Dave drove his first year VW rabbit. And Amelia and I followed. Amelia, well...
She practiced her beauty queen wave! It was so cute.
We've been spending a lot of time outside.
Just a guess, but I don't think a knee hockey net was intended for this purpose!
A new kind of "tubing"!