Next, we had three dental appointments in one day for one child. Who knew replacing a filling when you have braces would be such an undertaking! Thank goodness for Dad and his love of driving! Wednesday was the pinnacle of our week with a trip to Brenham for roller skating with our homeschooling friends. What a hoot...several of our kids had never skated before but they just went for it. It was amazing to watch them. Between the ages of about 5 until 14, I was on wheels more than I was on my own feet. Even after I ate the floor on a Friday night roller rink outing when I was twelve and broke my two front teeth, I still couldn't quit skating. Well, let me tell you....the floor is a lot further down than it used to be (and a lot harder, too)! I had my reservations about skating; I broke my arm and suffered severe nerve damage in my knee this past summer; but I just couldn't resist. I had so much fun. I am very rusty but I did find out that I have, indeed, regained much of the feeling I had lost in my injured knee!
We rounded out our week with more dance lessons, more rain, working on our community service project, more rain, a sleepover at Grandma's, Mexican food and sore throats! Now it's that lovely quiet time on Saturday evening where everyone has full tummies, has just been bathed and is a little sleepy. Night is falling and everyone is actually getting along. Time for a snuggle and a story...we're reading The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis, and just be thankful for all God has provided.