Its been a busy busy week here!! Our summer officially began today, ’cause YESTERDAY was the last day of school!!!! YAYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m just so excited to have KB home for the summer, and I want to spend every minute enjoying her!! I missed her so bad this year, her first year of all-day school. For the last day festivities, some of the kindergarten moms chipped in to rent a bounce house and have an ice cream sundae party for all of the kindergarten classes at the field next to the school. We had so much fun!! It was a great way to end a great year.
*The *ONE* thing that could top the last day of school……we found out we’re going to have a new niece or nephew!!! Cousin J is going to be a Big Brother!! I am so excited I can’t stand it. The new little one is about 12 weeks along and due CHRISTMAS DAY…what better Christmas present could anyone ask for?? Please, please pray for a HEALTHY BABY.
*We took our house of the market this week. WHEW. There is so much stress and anxiety involved in selling a house, and I’m glad that is off my shoulders for the time being. The market is SO slow right now, that nobody even looked at our house in the last three weeks!! Quite a change from 3 years ago when we sold our last house in 8 days for full price and had multiple people wanting to bring contracts. Our realtor told us sellers are getting really beat up since in this market the BUYERS are clearly in the drivers’ seat, and the houses that are selling are going for low-ball offers. Which we are *NOT* going to even think about after all the work we’ve done. So, for at least another few months, we’re still home sweet home in the Big Blue House!
*Monday, we made our first trip to the pool for the summer! FUN!! I love the Timberwilde neighborhood pool (where my sister lives)…its just the right size, clean, and never a crowd like there is at our ‘usual’ pool at Apple Fitness Center. We met Cousin J and family there, and had a ball! The sun was behind me so I got great pictures of the back of everybody’s head. 🙂
*Tuesday, to celebrate the last week of school, we took Baby A and Cousin J to eat lunch with Big Sis at the Caldwell cafeteria. That is great fun when you’re four. 🙂 After lunch, we played on the playground. I feel sure Cousin J will think kindergarten is *ALL* fun and games, which it pretty much is, since all he’s seen has been the cafeteria and the playground and kids laughing and running.
*Also on Tuesday….Kindergarten ‘Graduation.’ Each kid got a certificate and KB’s award was for ………… (drum roll please)……ARTIST OF THE YEAR!!!! I’m so proud of her!! I have a stack of her art a mile high in my cabinet, and I’m wondering how on earth to narrow down the stack?? I want to frame it all!!
Looking forward to a fabulous summer and a fun-filled first grade!!