it really really did. the week actually ended. and the next week too.
it was oh-so-hard to get back into the swing of things.
it was quite a drawn out process to button up the end of the school year, especially when it stretched over an extra weekend -blasted snow day-. that wrap-up held many events. how many you (didn't) ask?
let me get my list on:::
.there were dissections...major eeeewww but at least my kids were happy to see me on their last days of school.
.grandpa john came to town for nani's bday (at least that it what he says. i think he made the trek to enjoy some day old pizza and wipe slobber off of margo's begging jowls)
.there was a field trip for nadia to yokes and a sad goodbye to her awesome teacher
.my sister and her boys came to town...& dude, kaid-bob looks me in the eye and i have to look up to lane-zaney. what do they feed boys in the midwest anyway?
.aidan recited a poem in the talent show that ended with him writhing on the ground to demonstrate the carnivorous habits of a snake. this is kinda what it looked like except this time nico is the snake.
.and nadia, with her bffs, danced a fine little (wholesome!) ditty...all i can say is that there are 8 year-olds out their with more grind than a salami shop
.there was nico's first birthday. i can't believe that it was only a year ago sara and trevor got the call to meet him, he has always been a perfect fit.
.there was carne max for lunch with the lunch crew, and then carne max again for a dinner date with aidan while nadia partied it up with her girl kayla.
.then there was noah's celebration (you know noah? nico's little brother?)
.there were 3 baby chicks...complete with little baby names living in our garage for 3 whole days. then they moved on. i am pretty sure this will be one of those moments my children remember as the time their mom gave away their pet chickens when in fact it was the intent to find them homes all along. but come on--i let them have a gecko and kittens!
.there was a scrapbook fest with megan, hannah and nadia (although i think i enjoyed it as much as the girls--thanks tracy)
.there was a nasty negotiation that ended with me agreeing to teach summer school for one week. thankfully some other members of our science department took the remaining 3 weeks.
.there was fishing with the cub scouts complete with a sour attitude by yours truly.
.then we met up in huntsville with my sister's family, my brother's family and my parent's family of farm animals. this time my horse of choice was a 4-wheeler with a nadia squealer. everyone else rode the real mccoy. actually their names are austin and mel...but i digress...
.and i vaguely remember a day where certain members of my household only pulled their eyes away from a sisterwives marathon to draw the curtains so the afternoon sun didn't cast a glare on the drama.
now i am oh so impatiently waiting for this week to end so i can finally start my summer.
(and just as impatiently waiting for baby noah to arrive)