We had a good Sunday. We were only one minute late for church...as opposed to the usual ten...or fifteen. We're making great strides. Plus, this sounds funny but this morning we played musical instruments for a long time and loved every minute of it. Max played his cello, Elle played the violin, Grace and I played the piano...we tried to play the same songs semi-together, but ended up playing a bunch of different stuff all at the same time, which, I'm sure sounded awful but I think it's going to be our new Sunday tradition. And then as I sat there at church trying to juggle two kids on my lap and everyone else clamoring to try to get what they wanted out of the "Sunday bag" I just couldn't help but smile and soak it all in, because, hey, we were almost on time. The kids were actually pretty good and each kept all three of their "Sunday cookies" (they start out with three and gradually loose them if they're not reverent). As Claire was sitting on my lap looking around during the sacrament prayer (she should have lost a cookie for that) she noted to me (with my eyes closed) "hey, there's no one saying the prayer" (the person saying the prayer was out of view to her). Then there was a little pause and then she said, really quietly and incredulously, "is that Jesus?" I thought that was pretty cute.
Some of the kids:
Dave's little sister Annie and her husband Dan were here last weekend. It was so fun to catch up with them. Now my sister and her family are here staying with us. Fun times. Here are Annie & Dan...always a big favorite with the nieces and nephews.We got to take care of Claire's little cousin the other day because his parents were out of town. Oh I'm so thankful to have cousins around here. We are so lucky. Claire & Knox had so much fun together, especially on the trampoline.