|A couple of days, Jessica took the kids to the pool without me. I'm still battling some sinus issues.|
|Tyler is only here to go on Fridays.|
|On Saturday Rick took the three youngest to Lowes to build the plane from Planes.|
|This was Kayla's first time.|
|The girls with their finished planes.|
|We worked on projects this past weekend.|
|One project was taking out the bottom of a wall that had gotten very wet and was mildewed and replacing it with new sections of wall.|
|While some of us were working inside, others were outside weedwacking and carrying wet boards to the trash.|
|Then I sent Tyler to DQ to get treats for everyone.|
|Kayla was castas an ogre. (I told you this wasn't a true-to-the-story play) This is a speaking part.|
|Lines had to be memorized by today, so two days basically.|
|We missed Jasmine's adoption anniversary in July, so we got Chinese for her today. Everyone had Chinese, but not everyone got in the pictures. Jasmine had already been our daughter for almost 3 1/2 years before the adoption was finalized.|
|As if Monday wasn't busy enough, I took Jasmine and Kayla to Despicable Me 2 for finishing their summer work. Jessica bummed along.|
Today is Jessica's 22nd birthday. So we celebrated and then she went out with Hunter.
|On the day Jessica was born, I woke up at 5:30 a.m. craving deviled eggs. Rick made some for me, so that was breakfast. I went to the hospital a little after 10:00 and gave birth to her by 11:00. Jessica and I don't mess : )|
|Hunger Games blanket from Jasmine.|
|Shirt and hat from my mom.|
|hat from Tyler|
|swim suit from my sister (this is for UNDER her wet suit :) )|
|tools from my brother|
|check from grandparents|
|gift card from Adam|
|shirts from us (she was with when I bought them because we'd seen them 3 for $10)|
|swim suit from us (again, she knew because she tried it on)|
|Sue Thomas FB Eye from us|
|Newsboys and Skillet from us|
|a black dress, denim vest and two pairs of sleep pants from us If the dress fits, I'll post a picture of it later. She was already dressed up to go out with Hunter.|
|Yeah, okay, so Jessica is all dressed up, and he came from work in his T shirt and dirty jeans. Really? Hmm.|
Today my step grands started school.
|Phoenix started fourth grade.|
|Griffin started kindergarten.|
Unfortunately, Kaleb has started the habit of getting up before anyone else in the morning, going into the kitchen and eating all the treats or anything not in the locking cupboards. So he has been home with me this week. No trust = no privileges.
We are less than a week from the start of school. I wish we had another week or two of vacation. There's more we wanted to do. Oh well. Next summer!
Those of you with adopted children, do you celebrate the day they came home or their finalization date? Or a different day?
The kids are writing their final journal entries of the summer about the three highlights of summer, and I'll post those soon.