Tuesday, June 22, 2010
Hi! I know it's been awhile since I have written. So much has happened so I will play catchup.
School ended and my older kids left it with flying colors. Megan was even star student of the year for her kindergarten class! Which is a big deal because she worked very, very hard at being the best kid she could be during school. We are all very proud of her. After school ended we went on a great family vacation in Estes Park, Colorado. There were no electronics allowed the entire 5 days and the kids did amazing. I wasn't sure about how the kids would do, but once again the surprised me! We did five hikes and climbed a moraine which is very similar to mountain in height. It was over 9,000 feet tall! I thought that they would whine or complain about being bored but instead the excelled. They liked the harder hikes better then the easier ones, especially the ones where we had to climb up snow to get through the path. Even Garrett was content during the weekend. The entire experience was amazing. After we got back, I stayed busy helping out my friend while she was in the hospital giving birth to her first baby 5 weeks early. She ended up staying with us for a week because her little one had to stay at the hospital and my friend lives 30 minutes away. I loved having another person to take care of but it was a full house! One of the days the older kids each had a friend over for a sleepover which made it even more exciting. We got through it and this week seems easy and quiet because of it.
Other than that Gage has been getting better and better at baseball, the older kids are excelling at swimming, Garrett has cut his first tooth and can stand by himself without holding on and I feel like summer is flying by. I just want to grab onto these times and not let go.