Half an hour ago if someone told me I’d be blogging in a quiet house I would have said, “You’re crazy!”
I was frazzled…trying to find Caleb’s shoes, Ethan’s missing schedule, a missing lunchbox, labeling Caleb’s stuff, making sure EVERYONE got baths, etc, etc.
Today was the last day of summer vacation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I wanted it to be magical, something special and sweet.
For the most part, it wasn’t. For me, those feelings are gone away somewhere. I’m TIRED! There is so much to do and keep track of this week, I feel like it’s all too much!
But, I tried to make it at least a little bit better than an ordinary day. We went out for ice cream and roasted hot dogs and marshmallows.
I carried my camera around, hoping that it would help me find those thankful moments…….
The stream was cold today!
Seth is doing great. I’ve looked at his stitches, they look awful. (as in, I don’t like seeing them in my baby) but he’s healing nicely and is acting normal.
“I think I’m too big for this swing, the whole playset is creaking” This, after 15 minutes of trying to move the swing down a few notches and get it level.
Goldenrod by white birch, so lovely (it was a gorgeous day! bright blue skies, cool breezes)
David started making this fort all by himself. He didn’t want any help whatsoever, and he didn’t want me hanging flowers off it, either.
The time in the woods was the best part of the day. Seth woke up from his nap and found us, I mean ME, and I just loved holding him in my arms.
Grace was by my side.
I even had my coffee with me.
Ethan worked on a fort, too.
Ethan starts high school tomorrow morning. (ahhhhhh!!!!!!!!) It really does seem like just the other day he was my baby boy. How I love him.
As soon as Jacob got home from work, he showered and we all went downtown for ice cream and the playground.
They had a lot of fun on the see saw.
Back home, we had hot dogs and marshmallows. And struggled a great deal with the fire.
Grace got a hold of the camera and I was so happy to see that I didn’t LOOK as frazzled as I felt on the inside.
Sarah did not like the roasted marshmallow at all. She finally (after holding the one bite in her mouth for 10 minutes) spit it out on the ground.
The summer went by fast. We’ve had such a good time together. I’m sad it’s over.
As I sit here, thinking, I’m wondering if those “frazzled” feelings are really sadness in disguise. The beginning of a new school year has a way of reminding me that time is marching on.