That's what this week is all about. We leave next Tuesday for our summer vacation to visit DH's immediate and extended family up North. Our 8 yr. old neice is going with us and I'm excited about that. One, because she's not been on many vacations and this will be a huge experience for her; and two, N1 ADORES her and she will be a huge help with the girls in the car while we travelling. For her Christmas present last year, we told her that part of her gift would be going with us on vacation and going to Cedar Point, this huge amusement/rollercoaster park in Ohio. She and Uncle Travis are preparing to take on the mighty rides, and I'm content to ride merry-go-rounds and supervise stroller activities. :-) Things that spin around really fast and I do not get along well together!
Today has been spent doing laundry and making lists of things I need to pick up this week for our trip, double-checking kennel reservations for our puppies and schtuff like that. I also made my first batch of baby food for N2. I had bought sweet potatoes for the girlie last week and knew they wouldn't keep until we get back. We're still working on eating the rice cereal, and today at lunch I think I got about 1/2 of the little serving I mixed up into her. She is fighting the spoon but thinks it's a huge game so at least she's having fun. :-)
We're still a one car family ... I mentioned that our Civic died about two weeks ago and we've been car sharing with T and taking him to work on the days that we need the car. We got back a first report on the damage and it's not looking good so we've taken it to another garage for a 2nd opinion. The car sharing has actually not been too bad ... it's helping me get organized for each day and getting the girls up and ready if we need to take Travis to work. The only hassle is getting him picked up from work when I need to be making dinner and feeding the girls ... thank goodness for crockpots! :-)
This week is 5 day clubs at our church, every evening from 6-8 p.m. Both our girls are too young to do the activities so I volunteered to do the nursery and my Mom is going to help me with it. Travis is doing the music with the kids so we'll have some crazy evenings this week, but fun. I also want to try and get caught up on my Living Beyond Yourself Bible study that I'm doing with the W@H ladies. I'm about a week behind, but last week was on the different type of loves mentioned in the Bible and it was good although overwhelming. It's hard to read about the self-sacrificing nature of agape love that we are instructed to do, and that Christ demonstrated so beautifully without getting a little overwhelmed!
And, since I haven't posted pictures in a while, a few pics of our Father's Day ... we went over to Grandpa and Grandma's and played in pool. Needed to get in some practice before our vacation! :-) There are a few more on Flickr if you are signed up as a friend/family.