Thursday, June 27, 2013

Trying to catch up....

This was the post that I started for Mother's Day: 

"This is always such a hectic day as we schedule visits with family and still try to squeeze in a little relaxation time as well--I think that is an oxymoron--but I'm definitely not complaining!  So many of my peers have lost a parent this past year and so I'm concentrating on being thankful and not complaining because of the hectic schedule."

And now here it is the end of June.  I would like to say I've been on vacation since my last post at the end of March but in reality I've just been living life with my girls.  I always forget that from the time their birthdays start until we get cross the finish line into summer, it's just crazy.  This year has been no exception.  The girls had birthdays in March, April, and June and we celebrate each birthday for a week.  In our house we have a "birthday bucket" and each day of their birthday week there is a small treat/gift in the bucket.  There is also a family birthday party and a party with their friends.  This year G opted out of the party with friends and instead went to the American Girl store.   In addition to birthdays, the girls had school field trips, and end of year activities.  Why do school officials schedule all the trips/parties, picnics, teacher appreciation activities at the end of year??????  Then you throw in some holidays- Easter, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, a couple of weekend getaways, a family member's wedding, another heart scare for my Dad, and here we are at the end of June.  Everyone is now sleeping in until 7:00am and so I can say we've successfully made the transition into summer :-)

In all that craziness, there is also all the time spent getting the girls ready for summer.  Researching summer activities/camps/bible schools.  Trying to line up just the right amount of activities to keep them busy and having fun and not so many that I make myself crazy trying to get it all done.  It's a very fine line my friends!

Here's a few pics from the girl's birthdays just so you can see how they've grown.  I've taken tons of pics over the past couple of months-I may have been slack on my blogging but I've got plenty of pictures :-)