Recently, Nathan took Melanie and Benjamin with him on a business trip + special time away. He asked if Anna could watch the children, and of course, she said yes! In addition, Mom and Mary helped out.
Mom’s “job” brought back memories of her by-gone days: she taught school to the kids. The girls and Drew liked their grandma-teacher!
Mary’s work schedule didn’t allow her to help tons but she took opportunities to when she could. My sisters know how to make ordinary out-of-the ordinary and throw in some special things too.
Anna reading with the children.
Mary was babysitting some friends’ kids, and they stopped in to say “hello” to us and then Anna’s crew!
Taking them on an adventure walk to the secret stream.
Anna brought a Cheez-It snack for them which they enjoyed after exploring.
Cheez-Its powered Ellie home who thought it was too warm to keep walking. But the Cheez-Its worked as a motivator to help her home.
Anna and Mary planned a Joshua + Tina birthday party (they’re 2 weeks apart). They invited all the nieces and nephews and then our immediate family. Here Betsy is prepping grilled cheese sandwiches.
Jesse enjoying the kids and weather.
The cake I made: chocolate and yellow cakes (stacked) and decorated in purple (Tina’s fave) and green (for Joshua).
The lunch menu was: grilled cheese sandwiches, apple slices, Pringles, and cake.
Calia arrived a little late, and she was pretty cute giving her colored picture to Joshua.
It looks like Jesse is telling everyone a story.
One of the kids made Joshua those green glasses.
Legos from Grandpa and Grandma.
The birthday party planners!
Stopping at a playset!
SpikeBall, Abby learning from Jesse
My sisters have such a servant’s heart. Because Nathan and Melanie would be home just about a day before Mother’s Day, Anna planned a menu Melanie loved for breakfast and took the kids shopping.
See that huge Mother’s Day card?!
She planned delicious meals, and Drew was often her helper.
“… but by love serve one another.”