Zac and I were taking a walk with the kids this evening and heard the ice cream truck. I never had an ice cream truck pass through the neighborhood growing up because we lived too far into the woods and our streets were narrow. Zac heard the little song being played, so we had to track it down. Both of these kids were so happy. Sonic and Tweety look a little crazy with the gumball eyes, but delicious nonetheless.
It's hard finding costumes. I tried to find pieces of clothes to make homemade Dora and Diego costumes, but I just can't find the right materials. The kids already have their backpack and rescue pack, a plush Boots, and a plush Baby Jaguar, but James is wanting to be something else.
I found a Bride of Frankenstein wig for only $5 at Target (Party City wanted $20 for the same wig!!!) and I can see why it was so cheap. The thing is a disaster.
Today is mine and Zac's fourth anniversary. Jena came to stay with us to go to the fair, but we're not going this year. Instead, we let James jump on the trampoline in the mall and went to Build-A-Bear so the kids could each pick out a Smallfry. He's been begging to jump on the trampoline for weeks.
Tonight, after the kids were in bed, Zac brought Jena and me to Applebees for dinner. Our waiter, Big Al, was awesome. He was just so kind. He told us how he met his wife and about their kids and even brought us free ice cream.
Zac and I decided to go to church today. There's a really huge one in the neighborhood. It has two separate parking areas and reminds me of Hogwarts with all the hallways and stairs. I signed each of my kids into their own classrooms and we were given a beeper (like the ones at restaurants) in case we were needed. Leah freaked out when we dropped her off, but when she saw a box of dolls, she was like, "What parents?" James was apprehensive about his own class until the teacher told him he would be painting.
The whole church was packed like sardines. I'm not very comfortable in large crowds, or sitting next to people I don't know. The experience was alright, though. It's the first church I've been to that said "You don't have to go to church to be a Christian."
After church was over, we picked the kids up from their classes. Leah was happy-crying and running to us. Her teacher said she was so good. James painted a picture of a turkey and didn't want to leave yet. I'm glad they're socializing well.
I've been drawing this week. So far, I've only been drawing babies that belong to my friends. I need to work on more detail because the pictures are very bland. The first is Cindy's Evelyn and the second is Katie's Spencer.