Those of you who have gotten to know us–know that the Young’s are always looking for a reason to celebrate! Life is just too short…SO this weekend we are celebrating the LAST weekend of summer…for US the last weekend before school is officially in season. Laney will start preK on Monday (WAAA!) and Parker will start kindergarten on Monday (super WAAA!)…and although they just go from 8-12 to a Christian school around the corner–I am still grieving that I’ll miss them 4 hours a day! Ok, so I have to turn my mourning to dancing and INSTEAD celebrate the last official weekend of summer for our family!
It started on Friday morning with mommy’s love language…KRISPY CREME! (Yes, IKEA cinnamon buns are my 2nd love language…you can have more than one you know;)
On a SIDE note–you must know that I spotted a kindred spirit and my new VBFF sitting in Krispy Creme with her husband. This old lady–probably in her 80’s–was enjoying her Krispy Creme donut Friday morning with her hubby all while WEARING a Krispy Creme hat. Mark my word, if those donuts don’t take me down early, then that will be me in 50 years!
NEXT…we had some precious church friends over who we know because I literally spotted Angie with Silas in our church halls last summer just after they brought him home from Ethiopia (which I’m thankful she didn’t think I was nuts…or maybe she did;)! We have since become friends and we have children close in age (Her Savannah is in 1st grade so she was at school!) So–Savannha and Parker are close in age, Addie and Laney are the SAME age, Frank and Silas are the the SAME age…and then there is Isaac. No worries about Isaac needing a bud–because the Carleys have been on the waitlist for another little one from Ethiopia since the end of 2009—so it won’t be long before Isaac has a little buddy too!
Oh MY. Is Isaac Temesgen’s belly seriously touching the cushion in that picture?! And Silas Carley has a personality that will CRACK you up!!! He is SO funny! And as you can see Isaac Temesgen is turning into a little butterball! What is so INCREDIBLE about seeing these two boys THRIVE is they were BOTH severely malnourished at before and at referral. They were both nursed back to health…and they now both go to the same church and are doing WELL! SO AMAZING IS GOD’S CARE AND LOVE FOR THEM!!! I have like 18 pictures you just have to see–so instead of overwhelming my blog page and making you scroll down over and over…I thought it would be more fun to show them all in 30 seconds to music;) SO…here goes…(turn off music up top and click on center below to start the slideshow!)
I am so thankful to have another family in our church and close by who have hearts for little ones, big families and adoption. And what a BLESSING to have all of our children so close in age!!!
Last but not least for Friday—a little science lesson for you about spiders. Did you know spiders are not insects but arachnids. They eat insects:). And if you go out on our front porch right now…you’ll see four of these bad boys…
When the Carleys were leaving, Silas decided to check one out a little too close and made him jump. BUT no worries. Because although this spider is BIG–it is harmless to humans. It’s a simple black and yellow garden spider. His favorite food is moths and flies. AND the one pictured above is a MALE. Male garden spiders always make a zigzag formation just below the center of their web. You can usually also find the lady spider close by in her own web which is typically TWICE the size of the male spider. Just a little FYI to get your brains up and ready for school ahead!
Alright folks…THAT was just Friday! I can’t wait to share Saturday where we celebrated the end of summer with our VBFFs the DENTONS! We had water craziness in our backyard and it was so much fun. Now…I have to run–all FOUR are NAPPING at the same time…but today is the OFFICIAL last day for us…and I do believe there are 2 kiddos that need to be stirred in a bit. They are being treated to a movie and ICE CREAM! Then…home again, home again, jiggity jig…where we’ll be laying out school clothes, praying for our first day and reading “The night before kindergarten…”
Hope you all had a GREAT weekend!!! I’ll be sharing our Saturday fun on Monday while I’m crying over coffee at my two older ones being in school. I have a sitter lined up for Frank so Richard and I can both sit with them in morning chapel and wish them well on their first day together!!! Oh my babies are growing up!!! Oh I can’t think about it any longer!!!! Compose yourself Andrea. Okay. More pictures to come:)