This has been a fun weekend with my younger three kids. Dan took John and Brock to a Boy Scout Camp in Nebraska, so I had some special times with Luke, Cosette, and Kara.
On Friday evening, we went out to eat and then went bowling. That bowling summer pass sure has been nice–we’ll be sad when it runs out! 😦 I think they have some special family plans that we’ll have to look into.
The kids like to go out for doughnuts, so we did that on Saturday morning. I had promised the kids that since the older boys were going to get to go to a water park at their camp, I would take them to a water park this weekend too. The one in our hometown is pretty expensive, so we drove to a smaller town nearby that has a pretty nice (and nicely priced!) pool with slides and such. I think it cost a grand total of $4.50 for the swim, and they all agreed that they had a wonderful time. (Oh, by the way, I didn’t have to pay to get in since I didn’t swim. Believe it or not, at our town’s facility, it costs the same whether you swim or not!)
The kids were all pretty tired after their afternoon of swimming, so we spent Saturday evening at home with popcorn and movies.
Of course this morning I took the kids to Sunday School. This week was our church’s turn to have the nursing home services, so the Pastor had asked me if I could come along to play the piano. I told him I could if it was all right for the kids to come too. He had no problem with that. In fact, Cosette and I also added in a violin duet for the residents that was well received. I love visiting this particular nursing home. It is bright and cheery, and there is a wonderful lady from our church that lives there. She is such a cheerful inspiration! My own granddad lived there for several years before he went to his eternal home, and they were very good to him there. They have large bird aviaries in the hallways for people to enjoy, so I took the kids to see the pretty birds while we were there.
Dan, John, and Brock haven’t gotten home from their camp yet, but I expect them soon. It should have been quite a fast, busy weekend. Brock was going to work on his Fishing, Rifle-Shooting, and First Aid merit badges while John was going to work on Environmental Science, Emergency Preparedness, and Nuclear Science. I am sure that they will be full of stories when they get home!
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