I finally bought a bathing suit. I never replaced mine when my old when fell apart a few years ago, but I wanted to be in the pool/water this year with the kids instead of on the sidelines. We had our first chance to swim together and I was super nervous to take all three boys into a pool by myself, but thankfully it went great, and we had a lot of fun! We had so much fun we swam three day in a row. Ha!
The kids just love going to the bloopy pool while we are in Ohio, and I love the photos I get when we are here, so it's a win-win! Peepa and Elsa came to join in on the fun after they went for their run. Much fun was had by all!
It's been a long time since we have spent our Independence Day in Ohio, and for the littles it was a first, so we were all a little excited! Thankfully Meema's back was just better enough so she could join us for fireworks. Garry kept up fully stocked with sparklers, and even some fun fireworks after the big show!
Thankfully Meema and Aunt Sarah were willing to tag-team and watch the boys while we traveled on down to North Carolina for Nationals. We got back to Ohio from the National's trip in the wee hours of the morning, which happened to be Meema's birthday and Father's Day. We were excited to celebrate both before we returned to New York later that day!
I love Jesus, being a mom, serving others, being a foster mom, documenting every step of our crazy lives, and creating things. We are a happy hodgepodge family, and I am so thankful God has blessed me with the opportunity to birth 2 children and adopt a sibling group of 3 more. Through this process I have been continually reminded that His ways are higher and if I allow Him to direct my path, amazing things can happen. Welcome to our chaos!