This past Friday night John and I got a date night! They seem to be happening more frequently now and I am so glad that they are! Now that Callum is working every single Friday and Saturday night and Kobe is getting a little older and having company over or going somewhere we are just down to one kid...Sam. Well, this past Friday night his school hosted movie night! The kids come to school about 5:45 dressed in their pajamas where they can purchase pizza, popcorn, fruit snacks, and drinks. They can bring a sleeping bag, blanket, and pillow and have a great time with their little buddies! Sam always asks to get beside Myles, Beau, and Alexander. He loves those three boys! This past Friday night was no exception. We spotted Myles behind us in the pizza line and so once we got into the gym Sam
made asked me to stand beside him so no one could get Myles' spot! Once everyone was settled we gave our hugs and kisses and left extra drink and snack tickets and got on our way!
Saturday Callum had to work and Sam and Kobe ended up going target shooting with my dad and uncle Greg. John and I had a leaders meeting at church bright and early so we grabbed breakfast and went to church. Once our meeting was over we decided to head on over to shoot with the boys and my dad and uncle. We drove and drove and drove and drove until finally we decided we just couldn't find where they were. We just drove on old back country roads and talked. We held hands. It was nice. We tried calling everyone's cell phones but they were at the hunting club and there is NO service there so we just decided to head on home. The boys finally got home right before dinner. I cooked a big home cooked, Southern meal Saturday night and we just ate, hung out, and spent time together.
|Kobe is actually a pretty good little target shooter! His favorite part is when my uncle got some propane bottles and placed them FAR AWAY from them and they shot them and they blew up. He said it was just like in the movies!|
|Sam just HAD to wear his military outfit. He told me yesterday that he didn't need to go to college when he got big because he just wants to be an Army Man. He said that he already knows how to shoot a gun and doesn't need to learn how so he is ready to go in the Army!|
Sunday morning we got up and went to church. I LOVE going to church. We all had a great time at church and afterwards we had a little surprise for the boys. We went on a picnic. We drove to the UNA campus, found a perfect picnic spot in the warm sun and plopped a big blanket down and took our shoes off and had a great time. We were right by the lions so Sam kind of ate and walked because he loves seeing Leo and Una. We didn't get to spend as much time as we would have liked by the lions because we were taking them to the Chinese circus that was preforming on campus that afternoon. We finally found a spot to sit and settled in. The whole time during the first two acts the boys were just constantly saying "OH WOW!" "THAT'S AWESOME!". I just loved hearing them so excited and having a good time. Sam ended up sitting up in Kobe's lap and they just sat there so sweetly. Once the circus was over we headed home. Kobe left right away to go to Army of the One which is a discipleship program our church holds for 5th graders who are going to be moving up to junior high (not ready for that!). Kobe loves this program and is really enjoying it. It only lasts for 6 weeks so he is getting the most he can out of it. The rest of us stayed behind and hosted our life group. We had a great time with our life group friends. After the life group was dismissed my mom and dad came in with Kobe (they picked him up since we were unable) and I had been cooking spaghetti in my crock pot so we all sat down for dinner together. We had spaghetti, salad, and garlic/cheese bread. I love family dinners with my parents!
|Una and Leo, UNA's live lion mascots|
|Perfect Day for a picnic! I have to get better at taking more pictures!|
|New Shanghai Circus|
|New Shanghai Circus|
|New Shanghai Circus|
We had a very busy weekend but we had a fun time and definitely spent some good quality time together. The are the days that I wish I could freeze time! I just love being with John and the boys. It is my most favorite thing to do!