This morning, for the first time in a little while, we slept late. I woke up several times since the kids were in & out of the room and making noise in the house, but I continued to doze off & on til about 9:30! Whew...it was nice!
This afternoon, we went to a wedding. It was very nice & very different from most weddings I've been to. It was in a church of a different denomination than my own, so the practices are different. It was still very pretty, though. Afterward, we went to the rehab hospital to visit an older lady from our church, but found her asleep. We left a note for her and came home.
We had a pleasant surprise this evening! My parents came over to hang out. While it's not all that uncommon for us to hang out at their house now & then, we don't typically have people over to our house very often. Seriously, we've been married for nearly 14 years and I can count on my two hands the number of times we've had someone over for dinner. We're just homebodies & never think to invite people over. We are also pretty busy most of the time so our nights at home are sort of a retreat from the world. That's not to say that we don't enjoy having people over, we just never think to do it. Anyway....mom & dad came up and bought pizza for everyone & just hung out. It was nice! I'm blessed to have great parents & a good relationship with both of them. Larry & my dad are always talking and swapping books. Mom & I see each other at least once a week and email each other daily. (in fact, as I type this, we're emailing back & forth!) So anyway, it was a good night. The kids enjoyed seeing Grandma & Grandpa, too!
I went to the store tonight after they left & bought a poster board. I'm going to make a sticker chart of sorts for the kids' summer reading. I'm going to include the girls on it so that Samuel doesn't feel like we're singling him out or picking on him. I'll post a picture of it after I make it, but right now, my camera is dead and I'm working out a deal with a friend to get her old one. I'll have another one soon, but til then...no pics. Anyway, I'm going to have each of the kids determine what their summer reading goal is (# of books) and then they'll get to put a sticker on the chart for each book they read. Along the way, I'll reward them for every 10-15 books with some little knick-knack or a trip to the park or an icecream cone or something. Hopefully that will encourage Samuel to read & thus help him in doing so by making it fun!
It's late. I need to take a shower so I'm going to go do that & get in bed! Have a nice weekend!