Friday, June 20, 2008

Week in review

It has been an extremely full week, and I figured I might as well record it for posterity. Most of these things we don't have pictures of because Jonathan is taking a Photo Journaling class at Kids' College and he has been taking the camera with him all week. The pictures that I do have were taken with my phone. Saturday morning we did a fundraising carwash for Theatre, after that Jonathan had a golf clinic. Saturday night we met my parents at an "active" area on the beach where we played skee-ball (& got cheap prizes), had ice cream, and watched fireworks. We spent the night at Meme and Grampa Carlie's. Sunday morning we got up early, gave the Dads their presents and headed to Father's Day Mass. This was follwed by breakfast out, Grampa Carlie to work for a while, some of us to the beach for a short time, Mike and Jonathan then met Grampa Carlie for 9 holes of golf, while the rest of us relaxed some more, then we all had BBQ ribs for dinner (and finally the long ride home). Monday morning Mike had to head to Jacksonville for three days of meetings, and I started my Mommy's Taxi service. Jonathan and two of Madi's friends are doing Kids' College, while Madi and Jake and more friends are doing Theatre. I won't bore or confuse you with the details, but suffice it to say I had many many different kids in my car and different points during the week. This did however give me three free mornings this week which gave me time to clean a few bathrooms, organize my bedroom and Jake's room, as well as the usual laundry, dishes, etc. The kids also had sports camp in the evenings, which gave me more free time to go out to Thai food for the first time ever(it was good!), hang out with friends, and attempt to recover throw pillows (at least I am now becoming really good at threading my sewing machine, if nothing else). Here's a sports camp picture...


Jake's Theatre is only on M,W & F, and I also had to babysit yesterday (and today), so I took Jake and B & P to a morning library program where we met some firefighters and we got to check out the truck...



In the afternoon it was time for another library's program and we met lots of friends for the Jiggleman's performance. The Jiggleman is basically a comedian for kids who does all kinds of crazy things like bouncing on huge balls, juggling, and crazy stunts with a leaf blower (lots of kid humor!). Theatre finished just as this program started so Madi and the other Theatre kids got to go to this too. Then it was time to pick up and drop off various kids (on Thurs morning, and the other afternoons I didn't do the driving). Thursday night Mike and I went on a date out to dinner, ice cream, and a walk by the lake (if you searched the word "ice cream" on my blog it would come up a lot!!)

Today Jonathan and Madi had no camps (this morning) so they had their Homeschool Evaluation. One of the options for Florida homeschoolers is to have a state certified teacher look over the kids' portfolio and sign a form indicating they have "made progress comensurate with their ability". It is vague to say the least, but we are happy to have used the same evaluator since Jonathan was in kindergarten, and the kids really enjoy showing her all of the things they have done this year. That brings us up to lunchtime today. I currently have 5 hungry kids here eager for lunch so here I go... (then I think it's time for a rest!)

4 comments:

DebiH. said...

Thanks for being the mommy taxi!

Randi Sue said...

You have been busy.

StephieK said...

You know what I love Julie? I love that all of us see each other everyday, then we know that we are not crazy running around keeping busy. Or at least that we are not alone in the craziness. :o)

ann marie said...

I always feel like I need a nap after reading your blog...you have to give me whatever is you are taking to do all of these things. I can barely get out for one activity. And whenever I see you, you look totally calm. I hate you! You know I'm kidding, right?