Blogging over this summer is proving to be quite the challenge. I feel like I need to get a voice to text app and start recording my thoughts in the car since that’s where I’m spending most of my days lately.
My 9 year old started her extended school year this past Monday. And, as always, at least in our house, with change comes anxiety. We had been talking about this since before the regular school year ended. But, as the days grew closer, I could sense the “stomach clench”, maybe because mine was doing the same thing. The days before were filled with lots of questions, which I tried my best to answer with the information I had. The morning of we got to the school early, and as we sat outside and waited, I could see the tears welling up in her eyes. New School (not her home school), New Teachers and New Kids. Ugh!! And out came her teacher Ms. D. She was a ball of sunshine and energy. And, even though she was scared, she took her hand and walked into the school.
Less than an hour later, I got a pic of a Happy Little Girl and I breathed a Sigh of Relief. The next 4 days went perfectly and she told me she made a friend. And, just like that, all is right with the world. Whew!! These Growing Pains are as hard on the Parents as the Kids!!
I have also spent a great deal of time driving my 17 year old around trying to help him find a job. And, finally he scored a gig at Chick-fil-A. – Insert 1 Happy Momma!!
The only person relaxing this summer is my little one. She rides with me when she feels like it, and hangs out with Dad when she’s tired of the running around…
So there you have it!!
As, I am sure you noticed by now, you can find me more on Facebook and Instagram these days. It will probably be like that through the summer month’s since I am playing Mommy Taxi. The summer is already flying by. I can’t believe that it has been almost a month since the kids have been out of school. And, next week my 9 year old, starts Extended School Year. We have been trying to pack in as much fun as we can. And, this Momma is tired. We finished a crafting project we have been working on for a little while. It started out as a paint project, and we, or I never followed through on the last part of it. So, the girls were super excited to finally have their own Barrette and Clip Holders. We also went to Washington Farms, and tried our hands at Strawberry Picking. I am soo not an outdoors person, but we loved it and had an amazing time.
After Strawberry picking 2 gallons worth of strawberries, we had a lot left over, so we made Strawberry Lemonade using Laylita’s Recipe, with a tweak here or there.
My Tweeks: The recipe calls for 2 lemons, but we added 2 more lemons (or you can use lemon juice – if you prefer.) The recipe calls for honey or sugar as a sweetener, but feel free to use Splenda, or whatever other sugar substitute you desire. The straining is a little time consuming, but it is worth the time. Lastly, its the perfect mixture to add to a more grown up concoction!! To top it all off we garnished it with Fresh Peppermint from our Garden.
Hope you all are having a great time as well, I’d love to hear about all the fun things going on over at your house this summer.
With Father’s Day only Thirteen Days Away, we thought we would share with you this great Father’s Day Printable that we created for our Facebook and Instagram Fans!!
To Download: Simply Click the Link Following the Picture and Enjoy!!