well today is the first day of school for john, burrito, and noodle! and i'm so sad that summer is over. i say it every year, but it's just not fair to have to give up all 3 of them at the same time. i'll post the official "first day of school" pictures tonight, but i wanted to first mention how we celebrated the last few days of summer.
waiting for silas to show up encouraged me to cram as many fun things into last friday as possible because i just don't know when he will come and life will be turned upside down. so we started last friday morning with a trip to the donut store!
we never do this because i am married to a health freak, so we were sure to pick a day that dad would be at work! ha, ha!
then we tried our hands at a pinterest project. i saw awhile back a great idea for boys...to let them take apart an old, broken appliance of some sort. goodwill has a plethora of old appliances, vcr's and dvd players, but we were really holding out for something that didn't cost a penny. and lo and behold, there was an old vcr sitting outside the dumpster at school that john saw and brought home. hooray for junk! :)
so we set up shop in the driveway with an assortment of screwdrivers and the boys successfully took the whole thing apart. it wasn't quite the most amazing thing ever that i thought it might be for them, but they enjoyed doing it and seeing all the parts inside.
then we headed out to see the new movie planes. it is very similar to cars, which we loved, and i really appreciated this movie too because it led to some good redemptive conversation. the story is about a plane that has the dream of racing, but he is just a crop duster so odds are against him from the very beginning. however, with some hard work, he qualifies for the big race. throughout the race, he consistently puts others first over his goal of coming in first place. then at the end when he needs help, those friends step up to help him. in a family of boys that are very competitive and in which everything is a race and competition, it was great to talk about this movie in light of the Bible and what Jesus says about how the first will be last and the last will be first.
going to the movies and sitting inside with cold air conditioning is about the only thing i can enjoy right now! it's been over 100 degrees here in texas for days on end!
we finished up our fun friday with dinner out at our favorite place, gloria's! we usually celebrate surviving the first week of school but with silas' impending birth, we just weren't sure we would get the chance to do that this year!