Wanted to pop back in for a little update. I feel like I could write a book about April, May and June, but I will be as brief as possible.
April started out with a bang. Elijah flushed a toy down our main toilet and some plumber wanted my arm, leg and Elijah as payment to fix it. I told him no and it has yet to be fixed. After that, Easter was good, the kids got Easter baskets and did an egg hunt (well Elijah hunted, Caleb didn't want to participate).
On one of the warmer days we went to Sandy Point State Park for the afternoon. Kids had a lot of fun playing in the sand and on the playground. Joe and I had fun going to the outlet mall afterward, haha. Later in April we got together with some friends we'd been trying to get together with since November. Thankfully it worked out and everyone had a great time.
In May we did some more fun stuff. I went to a thing at my church called Gab 'N Grow. My sister-in-laws came along and brought one of their friends. It was a nice evening of playing "In a Pickle" and we took a half an hour to go to a "seminar" about what serving in the church looks like at different stages of life. Lots of good stuff to think about. The next weekend I took Elijah roller skating again and this time he actually roller skated on the carpet, by himself. He was very proud of himself.
Mothers Day was a nice. Joe tried to take care of the boys to let me relax. My mother-in-law had the boys both make something for me.
What Elijah made
What Caleb made
Later on in May we were actually running early to get to Charlotte's birthday party and needed a place to go to kill a few hours. Since we were near the airport we decided to spend the whopping $4 for parking and hang out there. Elijah had a blast and Caleb was amused. (Post, with pictures, coming soon) At the very end of May Joe was forced to resign from his job. We were upset, but believe that what goes around comes around. We were worried that he wouldn't be able to collect unemployment, but thank the Lord, He provided a way (without going into too much detail) for Joe to get it. We are very grateful.
A lot of June was spent indoors doing free/cheap things. We got a lot better at eating what we planned for dinner instead of going out or ordering in. We enjoyed the boys a lot and actually had a few family fun nights again. One night we let Elijah stay up and we all (except Caleb) watched Ratatouille until he fell asleep on the sofa. Lots of those types of things. In the middle of June Caleb started crawling (heaven help us all) and wreaking havoc on everything. Thank god for playpens...
Also in the middle of the month I had my dance show. It went off without a hitch.
Let me know if you can't see it. I'm pretty sure I have it set on public. I'm the blob that comes on the stage from the left side (when you are facing it). I'm one of the first 3 people out on stage... If that helps at all.
After the dress rehearsal I just threw on whatever to go home. I am a wife and mother and really don't care what I look like, but Joe was highly amused and took this picture.
I bet if I was rich and famous this look would be all the rage right now. ;-)
The most recent thing that went on was on Father's Day when we went down my in-laws for the day to hang out and swim and eat. Very entertaining.
That about sums up the past few months in the Raymond household. Hope to be back to at least semi full time posting soon. I have a few idea for posts I can do on certain days, but I'm not ready to take the plunge just yet. July will be filled with birthday party preparations, so I'm pretty sure my original return month, August, will be when I come back. Hope everyone is enjoying life and having fun.
Until next time...