Thursday, 24 July 2008

July update

It's nearly the end of July. What have we been doing all month? Not really much, but I don't do a lot in a day right now anyway.

We took the camper down over 4th of July to Corpus Christi and visited Grandpa. It was a very relaxing visit- at least for us. We took the kids to see Wall-E and we all enjoyed it. Kayleigh in particular was really excited about seeing it. When we went to see Prince Caspian, the trailer for Wall-E started but it was quiet in the theater so everyone heard her yell out "Wall-E!" I guess I'd been letting them watch too much TV. Tartan and I went out to dinner and saw Get Smart to celebrate his birthday.

Alex has his bottom set of braces in. It took him a few days to get used to them, but they don't seem to be bothering him now.

We've been to a couple of pool parties as a family. That's been fun. Thankfully I still have a maternity swimsuit. Aidan and Abigail showed they had learned a little from their lessons and Kyrie was swimming like a fish. Thankfully Kayleigh enjoys being in the water. A couple of our kids were very fussy about getting in the water when they were little.

Last Friday, Tartan and I went to see Agatha Christie's play The Unexpected Guest. It was sponsored by ExxonMobil so we had access to discounted prices on excellent seats. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Alex did the babysitting and managed everything smoothly. He had a list of numbers of people to try calling if anything unexpected came up- but fortunately that was only in the play. Speaking of which, Tartan figured it out, so we're one and one in solving her plays. I solved The Mousetrap which we saw in London.

We listened to the soundtrack for the musical Wicked (which Tartan got to see in London a few months ago) on the way to and from Corpus Christi. The kids, particularly the girls, are hooked. Now we hear them around the house (even Kayleigh!) singing "What is this Feeling?"

This week the middle children have been going to VBS (vacation Bible school) at our old church in The Woodlands, Faith Bible church. Today, however, only the girls went as Aidan and Tartan went off to Webelos camp until Saturday. Alex collected some service hours helping out on an Eagle scout project so it was just Kayleigh and me at home for a couple of hours. We watched Blue's Clues, Teletubbies, Angelina Ballerina, and Diego- until I fell asleep. I woke up a little late, but not by much.

Time for my lunch!

Trusting in the Lord,
Naomi for the Colliers