Archive for June, 2009

Summer in full swing

The first camp of the summer has come and is about to go. I’ve been incredibly pleased with Westover’s VIP camp. Grades 2 – 5 go off with the Children’s Ministers, Youth Leaders, and whole batches of High School counselors and some parents. Though our children came in knowing very few of their Sunday classmates, they come home raving about new friends and grand festivities lovingly crafted by their fearless (and they are fearless) leaders.

And now a full family vacation is on the cusp. And the Florida Gluf is on the menu. I hope some fresh fish too. Grandma LOVES the beach. But not necessarily the water. It’s a bit of an oxymoron, but one we all live with. You see, Betty doesn’t swim. But she sure can read, build sandcastles, and track down little dudes with ease. And Pop? Well, sand nor sea is his cup of tea. I think this is why we went camping on the “off years”. Though they’ve both managed to make brilliant concessions. Either it’s been plush seafood feasts or the purchase, transport, and assembly of luxury camping items. It’s something that I should truly take note of.

Meanwhile, Tamara, Tabitha, and Moses romp around Austin. And then the next few days line up as prep for the big trip.


End of School 2008-2009

The end of the school year fast approaches. Charity wrapped up fifth grade with a Greek extravaganza. Her class performed 4 different plays, her’s being the story of King Midas. Tabitha completed Disney Darlings where all the choirs and some of the band and art students participated in the dinner show. Tab helped construct the choreography for their group. She brought home the “Rising Star” trophy that is given to a sixth grader, and I believe the only award for that grade. And earlier this month, she received an award for the completion of her flute regimen, and announced to me that she earned 4th chair overall for 6-8th grades.  Judah happily completed his state required testing for 3rd grade. He continues to read with me most evenings, but has finished off homework for the year. Their 3rd grade classes seemed to spend this last month on a tour of Austin and the surrounding area taking field trip after field trip. I felt sorry for those teachers. That’s hard work. And Moses seems to be at a birthday party every week. I wonder if this will continue into the summer.

As we come upon the cusp of our first full summer in our new home, it appears that someone will be gone from home almost every day in June, and most of them in July. I’m anticipating a bit of a roller coaster. More updates on these events as they roll past.