Saturday, June 6, 2015

School is out

School year is over. Which means that for the first time in 25 years I will not have any child going to elementary school this fall. Weird. 

I guess they have to all grow up eventually but  25 years is a longggggg time and a lot of kids:) For now though we have 6 kiddos  home on summer vacation. 

And so far I've heard "I'm bored"and assigned a bathroom cleaning to that one. Many "what are we going to eat, can I eat yet, etc. "

Yes, the kids seem to think eating is entertaining and they have to have guidelines so they aren't eating me out of house and home.

It's an adjustment to have them home and (honestly) not be annoyed when they eat my lunch (did that yesterday) and complaining they are bored as if I will plan daily entertainment for them all. (I do not) 

But there's also good stuff too, hearing them giggle over a movie they are watching, lots of help on grocery runs, the pets getting tons of attention (Kat is brushing the cat right now) and getting to spend time with the kiddos I don't normally have. By the time they go back to school I will miss them:)

The "Big girls" have lots going on. Paisley had her second infusion of her new med. She went for the injections of her joints under sedation and did well.

 Had her first stay ever in Ronald McDonald house and loved it. It's too soon to really know if the new med is working to bring her arthritis under control again. But there's lots of hope that it will:)

Chloe will be leaving Monday. GASP!!!   

I'm soooo not ready. She's heading out for a month long mission trip. I was going to post more about it to allow fundraising but God totally provided funding so she's packing and set to go. A whole month!

Gonna miss that girl, although she's been so busy for the last few weeks I've gotten good practice on missing her:( 

Poor Camden, he wasn't feeling well and laid around on the couch most of the day, not sure exactly what his issue was because he declared he was hungry for pancakes and ate 10 of them? Obviously no illness that killed his appetite:)

Guess he's getting full for when his teeth hurt from the braces he's getting on soon. Yep, his teeth are so crooked and he has an underbite that needs to be fixed now.

He's only #2 for braces, surprisingly out of so many. Mal was our other one and Kat is a "maybe".

Our flowers are all planted for the season and we have had our first rose appear of the summer. Isn't it pretty? 

After so many months buried under snow, we rejoice as we see the wonderful gift that having 4 so-very-different seasons brings. So many beautiful things God has given us:)

And so begins our summer 2015!

1 comment:

DBK said...

Me too. 25 consecutive years in elementary school (with 8 kids) over. I am going to miss it!