We had more fun days with Reese and Emma! We went to Monkey Joe's (a fun inflatable play space). Kate was so determined to go on all of the slides, even if it took longer for her to climb up since she couldn't "walk" but had to "crawl". She did it though and LOVED it! We went swimming a few more times and enjoyed playing at the house. We visited the school on Friday and saw a few friends that were attending or teaching the summer camps at TRS. Kate was a little shy but ran to Greg and Emma when he met me there to drop Emma off for the afternoon. Kate was so happy to see a familiar face!
|We wore Emma out!|
On our ride home, Emma fell asleep and ended up take a two hour nap. Then Brennan fell asleep for a little over an hour... with everyone sleeping on different schedules we just ended up playing at the house. Jenn came over to take some pictures of Kate for us which turned out GREAT! Kate really enjoyed modeling for the pictures- it was so cute!
Our weekend was fun as well filled with swimming and more playing. Hollis joined us at the pool on Saturday with her son Lyon (who is also eight) and our neighbor David and his five year old son swam all day too. Brennan had Teddy over for a sleepover on Friday as well as Saturday night. Teddy even went to church with us on Sunday! I wonder what Kate thinks with all these kids in and out of our house. She seems to love it though! We also managed time to take Kate to Target for her first time! She LOVED it and picked out a new swimsuit and a new pair of sandals. She is so sweet picking out what she wanted. She seemed to understand that we were only going to buy one pair of shoes and would keep replacing the pair in the cart with a new pair when she saw one she liked. She was very decisive and very excited!
Kate was great at church! She was quiet and when she received a loaf of bread for being a first time visitor at church, she was very happy! It meant a lot when the question was asked at church during the service if there were any prayer concerns or joys to share and Lucinda shared our joy of having Kate with us! Thanks Lucinda! We love our church! We were also happy to find out that a good friend's mom speaks Cantonese! Alison and Sherman invited us over for later in the day, which was perfect! Ivy (Sherman's mom) was able to translate quite a few things for Kate! We wanted her to explain about our upcoming trip that we were only visiting the different houses, that she had to wear her seatbelt to be safe, that we loved her and were so proud of her, and much more! Kate didn't talk to Ivy but she seemed to understand everything. Ivy was so sweet and played for a long time with Kate and the other cuties- Brennan, Kiki, and Shephard.
|We love Brennan's Sunday School|
Teachers!!! We will miss them next year!
|We love Ivy!!!|
On Monday we were busy packing, Kate had a doctor's appointment (which took a long time), and we met some friends at the mall for some icecream. Our week in Raleigh was certainly fun filled and busy! We left on Tuesday at 6:20 AM for the mountains. Brennan, Kate, and I will make the drive together and Dave will join us in Minnesota on July 9th for a week. He'll also help us drive home afterwards.