We were recently given some of this (you can find it here) and the children have had great fun especially during church. It's nice to have something to help little people busy without making a great deal of noise.
Someone got it out of the church bag.... It's nice to have such willing sisters.
We just spent the most wonderful week (and a few more days in driving) in Nauvoo visiting Mom and Dad. It was magnificent, although I'm sure Mom and Dad are still trying to recover from all the chaos.
Highlights (aside from spending so much time with Grandma and Grandpa): 1. Daily temple attendance 2. pioneer pastimes (the younger children were able to dress up as pioneer and keep up two small log cabins and play games) 3. not taking one photo the entire trip 4. genealogy road trip with Grandma and Grandpa 5. counting road kill (one little boys idea of a great drive) 6. great homemade bread and tortillas (thanks mom) 7. Visiting Carthage 8. plays and music 9. abundance of live wildlife 10. no one got car sick until we pulled off our exit here at home.
Adjusting to the crazy time of year running from one program to
another, adding physical therapy for one and driving for another.
Savoring the quiet evenings at home watching the children ride their
bikes down the dirt road.
Adjusting to the new house, with a few bumps and bruises along the way...
or to a little brother who thinks it's funny to drop toys on your head as you are walking down the stairs. Everyone has a little bit of adjustment and learning still to do.