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Sunday, June 22, 2008

Grains of Gratitude

1. I'm grateful for the free root beer floats A&W gave away on Monday - we went after dinner and it was such a nice treat; and they taste even better when they are free! :)

2. We signed Kayla up for summer school which started this week. She'll still have plenty of time to enjoy summer - it's only 3 hours a day, 3 days a week, for 3 weeks in June and July. And she'll miss the week after next because we're going to Arizona (yes, another road trip!) The summer school is in a different school then she's gone to the past 2 years, so different location, different teacher, different kids and I wasn't sure how she would take it all. I didn't need to worry! The week before she went to VBS and didn't know those volunteers and kids and she did fine. She did fine at summer school too. We walked in to the classroom and she made herself right at home and didn't even flinch when I left. I'm so glad she likes school and is excited to go.

3. It has been so so so hot here - 100+ every day, so we can't really go outside to play, but on Friday morning it was a little more bearable being in the high 90s :) We had a little bit of a breeze so I took the kids to the playground (it helps that there is a canopy over the slide set and the swings!). I even put Lucas in the baby swing for the first time and he loved it! I didn't bring my camera because I hadn't thought about doing that, so no pictures of his first time swinging (bad mommy blogger!)

4. I'm grateful for Bunco on Friday night -it's nice to get a little break and have some fun. We were short a few players though so Joe came along and played :) Kayla got to play with Katelyn and AJ and we had a fun family game night LOL

5. I'm grateful we had a little more reprieve of the 100+ degree weather on Sat. The high was "only" 91 and earlier in the day it was 88 so we were able to hang out in the backyard for awhile. Kayla ran around in the splash rocket, Lucas chilled out in the exersaucer, then we had a picnic lunch...I only wish our weather could stay like that more often - we're already back to 100+ this week!

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend!

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amy said...

I love that you do this, sounds like you have lots to be thankful for

Beck said...

Now I want a root beer float!

Mom24 said...

Ditto Beck!

I'm so glad you had a good week. That's wonderful that Kayla is so easily adaptable--makes life so much easier.

Hope you get another break from the weather soon.

Michelle said...

AZ! Where are you going to be????

Mom/Mil/GM said...

Oh my I have more pictures to print :-)

I'm so happy to hear that Kayla adapted so well to VBS and summer school!

Jen said...

Sounds like you are having a great summer so far. Enjoy the road trips gal.

Shannon @ Gabi's World said...

Your gonna learn to appreciate those school days more and more! And Kayla is gonna love it!

Lucas is growing up so fast!

Lilith Silvermane said...

Sounds like a great weekend!
I was complaining that it was in the low 90's this weekend. I don't know how ya do it!


Anonymous said...

Michelle and Joe you all are such special parents....taking time out after dinner to ride into town and get your "free root beer floats"!! what a treat. :) and michelle you are making memories-having a picnic lunch!!! i love lucas's big eyes, just like big sis, Kayla has!!! cute little fat cheeks, kiss them for me... Kayla, beautiful and enjoying the "moment of a picnic lunch" :) kiss her little cheeks for me too....Love grandma/mom

Omaha Mama said...

Thanks for the pics - cute, cute kids!!!

Nisa said...

I love these pictures! I wanna smooch Lucas's chubby little cheeks. Kayla looks so big. I'm glad she's enjoying school.

Sgt and Mrs Hub said...

Awww! We miss you guys! Eve hasn't stopped taking about "Kay-love" or the water rocket. She keeps asking when we are going to visit you all again :)

I'm glad you had a nice break from the HOT weather! We did too. But, we're back to the smokin' hot again. I knew New Mexico was hot but WHEW!

Hope this is a wonderful week for you!


Diane of Crafty Passions said...

Nothin tastes better than somethin for free,at Starbucks they were giving away strawberry lemonade, it was so tasty!!
have a good week.

AnonaMum said...

Wow, your temps put ours on the coast to shame. I thought our high nineties were bad - and now things have broken and we're back in the high 70's. My sympathies are with you - kids and the heat can be a bad combo! Glad there were floats to help out!

www.prayingforparker.com said...

Okay, you do realize how close Arizona is to Utah.....don't you?


chelle said...

geez .. happy to be back up north over a 100!?!? eeps that is hot!

Glad you had such a great week!

Sunny said...

Glad you got a short reprieve from the heat. It's just barely starting to feel like summer here in Utah. Lucas is getting so big. He's a cutie!

amy flege said...

wow. it is hot there!! woo wee!!
stay cool and enjoy the summer!

mum2brady said...

Love your grains Michelle! Hope your AC works!!! We haven't hit 100 yet - but it sure feels hot after our late spring :)

Hope Kayla has a great time at school and you guys have a wonderful vacation!!!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

I can so understand what you mean about the weather. I saw our 5 day forecast this morning...100, 99, 98, 98, 99. Good grief! Go check out my post I did today - we had SNOW on our recent trip to Yellowstone. It was GLORIOUS!!! lol And I really, really miss it today. :)


McKenna said...

I also played Bunco last week as well and a friend of mine had a Bunco game in her town as well last week! Love Bunco! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! The pics are wonderful! As is your post of gratitude!