Last day of school:
If you want to see what they looked like the first day of school, go here. What a difference a few months make!!
Beginning of Summer party:
You can't really tell in the graduation party pics, but the theme was fishing/camping and on the table were mason jars filled with goldfish. They were meant to be taken home as party favors. I told the kids they could take home a jar each (total of 4 fish). I ended up with 14 fish. There was NO way I was going to keep 14 fish and told the kids (after checking out aquariums at 3 local pet stores) that they would be released into the wild. The IO had a different idea.
See anything different?
He built a pond to put the fish in. While I wasn't happy abt the expense, it has made Baby Girl and the IO very happy. This is a plus. The bigger plus?? It's NOT my project.
We've been having crazy storms here lately, MAJOR wind and rain, some small hail at times and thunderbolt and lightening (very very frightening!) which have been occurring on a daily basis.
|afternoon sky with storms rolling in|
|evening sky with calm billowy clouds|
It's been doing wonders for the plants, they were frying under hot afternoon temps. The torrential downpours have not only been watering my plants but cooling us down a bit as well.
What am I doing now? Getting ready to hit the road to visit NC family. This means cleaning out the car of the party remnants and school backpacks, packing and making sure I have a couple of knitting projects. I also have some (as in 12) books that I've checked out of the library. We also plan on doing some geocaching along the way which *should* be fun. IF I can, I'll blog along the way, but not sure if/when I'll have time. Nothing like planning an action packed vacation after an action packed school year.
What can I say, I'm a glutton for punishment. I'll sleep when I'm dead, which might be sooner than later if I keep this up!!