I'm hoping to catch up a little bit with this post. We have so incredibly much going on in our little family right now! So. A few pictures and a few words, yes?
The Sunday before The Mother's Day Sickness, Emma had her annual piano recital. She played beautifully and seemed a bit less nervous than she has been in previous years. I'm really rooting for that girl. I hope she can conquer this stage fright issue because she has so much to give.
In every recent picture of Andrew, he is making this exact face:
My fantastically random, bee-keeping neighbor caught me on my way out of the driveway not long ago and asked if I could drop his grandson off at school. An unusual request, but sure. I was going that direction. Why not? I found a nice thank-you gift on my porch when I came home. I love my neighbor.
The kids took their inaugural Summer Swim at Grandma's last week on a sunny, hot day (though all of our days seem to be hot and sunny at this point). It was also my nephew's first-ever swim! He was so funny about the water. He's very serious, analyzing everything carefully.
Andrew was inducted into National Junior Honor Society. We are so proud, of course. It should also be known that I was once a member of the same. And I got kicked out. It may have been a paperwork thing, but I don't really remember. I think I'd rather keep the details fuzzy...
All the same, I had my camera set to auto focus. I won't be doing that again. The photos are pretty blurry:
On the same night, Emma's school art department had a show and fundraiser night at our local Chick-fil-a and she won first place! My camera was sitting in the car, so there is no photo of her lovely piece depicting a darling young girl in Paris, wearing a beret, holding a cup of coffee and visiting with a bird who was perched on her shoulder. The bird was also wearing a beret. That girl cracks me up.
As for me, I found out that I have a full scholarship to return to school in the fall. I'm going to be a regular-old, full-time, mommy-going-back-to-school. I never thought that would happen in my life and I don't mean that in a Lifetime Movie kind of way - you know, the girl with difficult circumstances who realizes the power within and seizes her dreams. I mean, I'm just not a go-to-college kind of person. But here I am. I'm excited. This is a big change for me and for my family.
So, that pretty much catches us up. The next week holds more concerts and recitals, end-of-the-year picnics and innumerable fees and dues to be paid to these and those. Summer is looking so good, people. It's dangling out in front of me like a juicy slice of cold watermelon. I can't wait!
Oh, by the way, this dude was hanging out at my house today.
And I love him completely.