Any way, we were doing that little song and dance this morning just before the kids arrived. I was just reminded of how patient and amazing my husband is with me. And in walk my three precious kids. It's always such a good feeling to all be back together again.
A few hours later two of our friends arrived who are spending the week. These two teenage boys from our church in Atlanta are coming to help Andy with the farm work this week. I told the kids that we get a break this week from picking vegetables and there were hoots and hollers and all manner of jumps and dances. (Mostly from me.) Our farm helpers are staying up the hill in an old trailer. I think it is one of the yuckiest places ever. But the guys seemed pleased as can be to have their own place. My Joshua is already enjoying having two older guys around. He rode four wheelers with them and helped them unload groceries. He asked if he could spend the night in the trailer with them, too. But when I mentioned the five o'clock wake up call they are getting he decided to stay in his own bed. Smart boy.
Here are my dreams for the week:
Swim with the kids
Fun day in Birmingham (Zoo? Water park? Mini golf?)
Take Andy to get his epidural block in his back and hopefully see him able be fully mobile again
Clean the entire house
Clean the car
Have a picnic
Finish buying all things for the lake house
Do an art project with the kids
Make home-made ice cream
Go to the library
Take a nap