Saturday morning dawned bright and early as I made my way to church for our ladies monthly prayer breakfast. I was especially excited to attend this particular event because my sweet friend Joy was the guest speaker. Joy is a mommy to five little ones, two of whom she adopted from China! She has an amazing heart for the Lord AND for adoption and unapologetically shares about BOTH! What a blessing it was to hear her share her story of faith, trust but most importantly OBEDIENCE!
What a wonderful morning it was and I left feeling very refreshed and encouraged!
When I arrived home, Shane and the kids were just a little stir crazy. (That's the nice way to say my kids were bouncing off the walls;) They were definitely ready to get out of the house for a while and burn off some steam. We ate a quick lunch, and then loaded up in the car and headed out for a little treat.
Since it was a rather dreary day outside,
we headed to the nearest Mickey D's playground for some ice cream sundae's and FREE play!
The kids enjoyed running around for over an hour, while Shane and I sat at a table, sipped coffee and chatted.
A win win all the way around!
After the kids were thoroughly worn out, we left the golden arches and ran a few errands. We needed to stop by the grocery store and pick up a few things because Saturday night the BIG boys were responsible for cooking us dinner!
Earlier in the week I had mentioned to them that I thought it would be fun if THEY cooked our family dinner one night. At first, I think they thought I was totally kidding, but after assuring them I wasn't, they began to get excited at the idea.
I told them that they had to plan the menu, write a list of ingredients, and then actually shop for what was needed.
The boys decided to make one of our favorite meals...pizza roll ups, spinach salad, and chocolate eclair for dessert.
I helped lay out the necessary ingredients, gave quick directions on how to assemble the pizza rolls,
but other than that, I stayed out of their way!
They did a SUPER job following the directions...
and only asked me a few questions along the way.
Dessert was a little more complicated, but since they've seen me make it a hundred times- they did it flawlessly.
Of course, tasting is the best part of baking, right!?!?
Sophie desperately wanted to help the boys in the kitchen too, so they sweetly found her a job to do!
And here we are, all ready to dig in to a delicious meal!!
Of course, dinner was good,
Oh the dessert...was DIVINE!!!
WAY TO GO BOYS! I'm thinking this may be a new weekly event in our house!
I could get used to having a night off every once in a while;)