One festive thing was our annual Arts Showcase at our wonderful elementary school. I cannot say much about this, but this year has been a stressful one with a change in leadership and some conflicting approaches to events at the school - a massive year of change that brought with it some unpleasant drama. Despite all that I felt that the Showcase turned out beautifully. Impressive, fun; a rewarding night after the bazillion hours and ounces of energy that were poured into it. I'm so grateful to be a part of a school so dedicated to children and art.
Only a week or two after the massive showcase came a very hectic weekend indeed which involved the end-of-year Family Fun Fest Carnival, plus cooking a Korean feast for our Poetry Group the following evening and on top of those two things, an unexpected visit from the St. Georgians. We haven't had them up in a while and weren't sure we'd get to see them before our big family trip at the end of June and suddenly they just decided it was a great weekend to come up! I'm so glad they did...I don't like going very long without seeing them. I wasn't able to give them as much attention as I would have liked since the weekend was already rather over-scheduled, but the time we did get together was super pleasant. I'm so glad they were able to come to the carnival....where we did not take very many pictures.
|The kids got to make masks and capes and wrist cuffs - I'm serious, the librarian who did all this is amazing.|
|I guess I shouldn't have been surprised that my Cap got into the scene as well, but I kind of was|
|Here's Skippidy playing one of the several super-hero games - this one being a diaper tossing game in honor of Captain Underpants. Also available was an obstacle course to be completed while rolling and steering Professor X's wheelchair.|
I'm noticing I don't really have any pictures of the cousins here! We really did have some nice times together despite the lack of photographic evidence.
Oh, I did get one photo. Actually Sheri texted it to me just after she and her family had pulled away in their van on Sunday afternoon.
A WEE BIT of exciting news. I think they were waiting all weekend to see if we'd say something about Sheri's tiny little bulge...we didn't. I didn't even notice it! So that was a bombshell we got...a very happy one. We're excited!! WHAT IF THEY HAVE A BOY!?!?! Yea, I know. They're totally having a girl. Either way...I'm pretty excited.