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Last week was busy!
On Tuesday our homeschool group did end of the year photos at the park after a fieldtrip to the butterfly house. Willow refused to pose for the pictures and I struggled to keep my cool even though I was embarrassed. I bit back the urge to say “all the other kids are doing it” …. Because, well, I don’t want that to be a reason my kids do anything. I did offer ice cream though, which wasn’t any better.
We moved on to the other kids and later, after a walk around the park, she finally decided she would be willing to let us take one… On her terms.
Even though it frustrates me, I do have to say I admire her strong will.
We rounded out the day with some playground time (I had the toddler who stripped naked and peed on the play equipment *facepalm*) and then a bunch of us went out for ice cream.
Wednesday we went for a long walk on the nature center’s trails with our friends Don and Helen (two of our favorite people!) I was so pleased that I was able to keep up even on the steep parts! Afterward, I took the littles to Chipotle and then we went home for a burrito-induced nap.
On Thursday we had our weekly play group and then I piled the kids into the van to drive to Joplin and pick up the huz.
We didn’t see much of him on Thursday evening, because he had an important meeting to attend, but we were excited that he could attend Friday night’s homeschool “Graduation” ceremony and cookout! I had the kids that refused to line up for their diplomas or wear the hats. Another *face palm* moment. They sat quietly with us while the other kids marched up front.
Saturday I finally got to take the long nap I had been waiting for since my aborted attempt on Mother’s Day (it was a BLISSFUL afternoon well spent) while James took the kids out for mini golf. That night we went out for dinner at the pub so he could take notes and figure out what he was going to focus on once he started work.
It was a BUSY week!
Here are this year’s school photos!