So to make the time pass quickly, Aubree and I kept busy painting toenails and making special treats for when Austin got home. That is one of my most fond memories of when I was younger - coming home from school to my mom baking. I hope I can make those same memories with Austin.
And now a flashback to last weekend. My brother, Andrew, came up from Utah to visit me and Nathan. He and Nath came over Saturday morning for breakfast and then to help Brett work on the house. I don't think they really knew what they were in for. Brett kept them very busy and they were able to get almost the whole floor laid and the floor trusses up in our bedroom. Without their help, it would have taken Brett a couple of days to get done what they were all able to accomplish on Saturday.
Last week, my sister-in-law, Kasi, inspired me to get out and have some fun with my kids before school started. So I decided to get together with some friends and their kids for a picnic and an afternoon at the splash park. It was so much fun!!! The day we went happened to be the day several area school districts put on a youth celebration for the kids in the area. Though we didn't stay for all of those festivities, it was fun to see a few extra things. Then later that night Brett took the evening off from building to celebrate my birthday. He planned to have his mom watch the kids and take me out. But since we don't get alot of family time anymore and also since Austin would be starting school the next day, I decided instead to roast hotdogs and marshmallows outside as a family. It was SOOOOOO nice!!!! Spending a fun evening together as a family was the best birthday gift ever!