Oh, summer. You are a wild ride! Yes, I realize it’s already the second week of July. Yes, I realize this blog is nearly dormant. Life is keeping us hoppin’ friends, and we don’t even have a new baby yet! Here are my excuses, rolled up into a calender that doesn’t even include feeding all of the people and bathing all of the people and shopping for food for all of the people…
1 ~ Baseball practice, 1:00
2 ~ Football Camp, 6:30-8, 12-1, Vacation Bible School, 8:30-11:45, sick toddler
3 ~ Football Camp, 6:30-8, 12-1, Vacation Bible School, 8:30-11:45, 12:30 softball practice, 5:15 Azure co-op drop, 6:00 baseball practice, 8:30 softball game, sick toddler
I’ve taught the 5th/6th grade class for 5 years, but this year they needed me in 3rd/4th grade. Fun group!
4 ~ Football Camp, 6:30-8, 12-1, Vacation Bible School, 8:30-11:45, sick toddler
5 ~ Football Camp, 6:30-8, 12-1, Vacation Bible School, 8:30-11:45, 7:30 baseball practice
6 ~ Football Camp, 6:30-8, 12-1, Vacation Bible School, 8:30-11:45, 3:00 baseball practice
Mr. 3 was a big shot this year with a class of his own!
7 ~ Baseball tournament, 9:00 and 10:45, 3:00 wedding
Small town weddings are the best! Reception and dinner in the old school, complete with playground for the restless, tired kiddos.
8 ~ Baseball tournament. I can’t even remember game times after this:
And we came *this close* to heading to the ER. Nice baseball stitches above the eyebrow there, champ.
9 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 6:00 softball practice
10 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 9:30 story hour, 10:30 dentist for three of us, 6:30 baseball, 7:30 softball
11 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 4:00 swim lessons, 7:00 basketball practice
12 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 9:30 story hour, 10:45 OB check, 8:30 baseball game
Did I tell you about the one where I had the brilliant idea of cleaning the carpets (living room and two bedrooms) between a morning appointment and an evening baseball game and how that did not work out at all?! (Dear Rug Doctor, I am soooo not impressed.)
13 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 10:30 hair appointment
14 ~ 9:00 baseball practice
16 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 6:30 Essential Oils class at my house
17 ~ 8am-1pm Swim Meet, 9:30 story hour, 3:45 Azure drop, 6:30 softball and baseball
Swim team is new for us this year. I know, we needed one.more.thing! Really, though, it was fabulous. It’s a short season and the kids get themselves to practice. It got everyone up and going in the morning and was good discipline for them. Bonus: their swimming skills and endurance improved immensely!
I feel ya, sister!
18 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 8:30 basketball practice, drive Miss 11 to meet cousin for overnighter and more basketball practice
19 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 8am softball practice, 9:30 story hour, 7:30 baseball
Because half price shakes totally count as supper at least once during the summer. (I’ll pass on the Jalapeno Chocolate, though. What in the world?!)
20 ~ 8-noon swim meet
21 ~ Basketball at 9, 12, 4:30 and 6:30, Baseball at 11 and 3
22 ~ Basketball at 10, 2, and 3, Baseball at 1, 3, and 5
It was a HOT weekend, but so much fun! (I’m not sure what made it more fun… coming from behind to win the championship, or having a babysitter and leaving the 3 littles home!)
23 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 9:45 OB appointment
24 ~ 8-noon swim meet, 7:30 softball, 8:30 baseball <——– cancelled by rain! Yipee! An evening at home!
25 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 8:30 basketball
26 ~ 7am Swim team practice, 9:30 story hour, Essential Oils class here at 6:30
27 ~ 8-1 swim meet
28 ~ 9, 12:40, 4:20 baseball <——– cancelled by rain! so we went to a birthday party instead
29 ~ Baseball at 11:15, 1, and 4:30ish <———- can’t even remember now. My brain is mush.
30 ~ 7am Swim team practice
Dear July, Please play nice. Mama’s tired.
So, tell me about your summer. Is it crazy? Do you have lazy days? (Our “go outside and play!” lazy days are coming, I promise. Swim team is done, and after tonight baseball/softball are done.) Who else is waiting on a baby this summer? Fill me in!