Friday, August 29, 2014

BenReynWinMan is NOT the same without the Ben and the Reyn!!! We still had fun, though!

 A fun time was had by ALL!!! Jerry even invited Martha to go on the merry go round, and well....hmmm....she was a bit dizzy when she got off! Great to have S.C. visiting with us, too! And, awesome to see Michaela Lowman as well! Great day!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Peek at our full week home ALL together as a family! Thank you Lord!!

It's our tradition whenever a new child joins our family, we take a photo of them all on our couch! This one was taken this past Sunday, August 24. We got all ready for church to head to our home fellowship. It was our first Sunday ALL together since Edward left for Quest in June! What a blessing! Got a call that there were some sick kiddos at the home we were headed to, so instead, we went to our old church and got to see our daughter Brittany and her family! We headed to Wendy's for lunch with our friend Martha, and then we headed to our nursing home ministry, where as you will see, Jerry and JoyAnna fit right in!!! It was a blessed day for sure!

Jerry went right up front at music time to "help" hold the music book for our friend Dan!

My resident friend Connie LOVED JoyAnna!!

Then we headed to Frekey's dairy freeze for an ice-cream and playing on the playground! Fun!

By his actions, this may have been Jerry's first ever ice cream cone of his own that you lick! He didn't get it at first! 

And then today (Wednesday) as if our life wasn't crazy enough, Edward and I decided to take all of the little kids into the pool! For sure it was Jerry's first time EVER in a pool. Oh my!! And it was JoyAnna's, too! It was a great way to cool off as it's almost 90 here today! A lot of work getting everything ready and everyone set, but sooooo much fun!! And...look who LOVED sitting up in our chair on the deck of the pool when her lips started turning blue?? Little Miss JoyAnna!! She sat there for about an hour visiting with Jon, while I stayed in the pool with the other kiddos! Yay!

So....our first full week here at home since returning from Bulgaria and the hospital has gone really well overall. I now see the absolute necessity of a schedule, and a routine, and the older kids and I LOVE rest time every afternoon! Such a blessing! (it's rest time right now which is the ONLY reason I'm able to blog!) Now, off to the grocery store with a menu plan and about an hour to get it done! Luckily I'm going to the one right down the road today!

Love you all!