Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Vivian's birthday party was on Saturday. In our family, this party is sort of an epic summer kickoff - Lisa always throws an amazing bash. Charlotte, unfortunately, was sort of a grouch for most of it, and even when we borrowed one of Vivi's bathing suits, didn't want anything to do with the kiddie pools or sprinklers that the other kids were playing in. She just wanted to swing. Oh well.
I will say that after pizza arrived, she perked up quite a bit. That's my girl.
Here is Charlotte posing for her Father's Day picture. The children sang at church in front of the church, and Charlotte opted to sit with one of her teachers instead. Perhaps her destiny is not to be a performer. That's okay.
And that's it right now, friends. We love summer vacation in our house, and there are many more updates to come. Soli Deo Gloria!!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
- Drop Charlotte off at daycare (which she's totally excited about).
- Go to my school with Adam and pack up my classroom. Ugh.
- Go out to lunch with him without Charlotte.
- Go pick up Charlotte's new-to-us little girl furniture!! Yay!! I will absolutely post pictures of this after we pick it up.
Phew, what a day!
We get that it's a turtle, and our favorite part is that he gets put in the bathtub and "drinks up all the water, and eats up all the soap." After that, alas, we are not sure what happens to him. Maybe you can figure it out.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
Of course graduation went well. It was FAST: we graduated 271 kids in an hour and fifteen minutes with 6 student speeches. I'm thrilled that I don't have to go through this again next year, and it's still sinking in that this school year is over. I really don't remember getting through the last nine weeks, being exhausted, nauseous and pregnant through it all, and now I am extremely excited for it to be summer.
Plans this summer? Everyone takes beach trips here, and we're not really beach trip people. Not that we couldn't be....I'm sure we could definitely become people who went to the beach every year. But instead, right now, we are at a season in our lives where we go visit family in Ohio over the summer. And that is what we will do in July, go visit family. Have the grandparents see and spoil Charlotte.
Teachers often make summer resolutions the way that normal people make New Year's resolutions. Things we will do or not do to be better people at the start of next school year. I don't have my summer resolutions made yet, but really the most important one right now is digging out of all the clutter that has accumulated in the house in the past month. There is junk everywhere....laundry, mail, dishes, stuff from school, and that is the first priority.
Here's a short video of Charlotte playing this afternoon. Nothing super special, just cute.
Here's another picture of her playing...you can't see to lotion at her side, but she's putting lotion on baby Snow White. Since we put lotion on her so much.
Sleep well, and soli deo gloria.