I have really fallen off the blogging bandwagon lately. To be honest, a lot of it stems from the fact that I haven’t picked up my camera much at all since the beginning of the year. Between my surgery, issues after surgery, teenagers who aren’t that excited about having their picture taken, etc… I just haven’t taken many. It makes me sad! I feel so happy to at least have these few.
Today was Kendall’s 6th grade field day. The boys never wanted me to be there. I went on Logan’s first field day at middle school and he promptly told me after a few minutes that I could leave. Honestly, I think most kids WANT their parents there but middle school is such an awkward weird time. They don’t want anyone to KNOW that they WANT them there. Know what I mean? Today was another example of that. When the note came home about it, she asked me if I would be going. I told her no. She got this sad disappointed look on her face. I asked her if she wanted me to and she said yes. I signed up. Fast forward to field day today. My parents and I were the only “parents” there for her class. Besides us, I think there might have been two other parents out of the whole 6th grade. We kind of hung back and just watched her without getting in the middle of things. Then when it was lunch time, they decided to eat in the classroom. She was a little embarrassed that we were the only parents in their eating with their child. She let us finish eating and then told us that we could leave any time.
I only got one picture during the field day events. It was during her break enjoying some italian ice. I just felt the need to hang back and just enjoy watching her.
Then before we left, she asked that I take a picture of her with her favorite teacher… Mrs. Johnston. She is her homeroom and Math teacher. Let me start off by saying, Math is Kendall’s hardest subject. If your kids are like mine… that usually means that their teacher for that subject usually isn’t their favorite either. However, Mrs. Johnston has become Kendall’s favorite. She won’t let Kendall give up when it gets hard. She encourages her to try no matter what. If the answer is wrong, then she explains how to do it correctly. Kendall has come home NUMEROUS times telling me how much encouragement Mrs. Johnston gives her and makes her feel like just maybe she CAN understand Math. I am so thankful for all that she has done to give Kendall confidence this year. It means so very much!
Besides that, we have been busy getting ready for this guy to graduate! It happens TOMORROW! Kendall and I decided we had to decorate his car for his last week of high school.
We snapped this picture before his Baccalaureate service on Sunday. I thought for sure I would cry through the whole thing (especially since these darn hormones have me crying at ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING) but I didn’t. Now I do think Graduation might be a different story. I am sooooo thankful that he chose to go to the University of Memphis for at least the first two years. It let’s me kind of slowly get used to the idea that he is going off on his own. I can’t even imagine if he were going “off” to college. For all of you mommas that do have kids going away… I am praying for you! (More on all the graduation stuff coming in a post all its own! )
Kendall is in the middle school choir and they had a Spring Concert last week. There are a lot more kids, this was just her section on the risers!
Some of my favorite pictures are the “selfies” my kids take with their friends. Here are a few of the girls before their choral concert.
I am so thankful that all of my kids have made such good sweet friends.
We couldn’t resist a family picture. We are so proud of this girl! By the way, in 6th grade anyone can be in the chorus. However for 7th and 8th grade, you have to audition. Kendall did and she made it for next year! Woohoo! I was in chorus and vocal ensemble all through Jr. High and High School. I love seeing her perform up there! She LOVES to sing.
Yesterday we took the kids to practice tennis. It was windy out so they were getting frustrated with each other. I then showed them how to practice against the wall. I did that for hours almost daily when I was playing back in Jr. High and High School. It is great practice! They seemed to like it too. Eric even got in on a little bit of it.
We had grand plans of going to Long Horn Steakhouse for Mother’s Day on Saturday night but they had a 2.5 hour wait. No thanks! Mom and I decided to go to Five Guys instead and then have Eric grill out steaks on Sunday.
Logan and his girlfriend went to the big Memphis in May Beale Street Music Festival.
Eric did a little routine car maintenance on Logan’s car for him!
I ordered a selfie stick in anticipation of getting a big family group shot at Logan’s graduation. However… I haven’t seen it since it arrived. I think these two are having too much fun playing with it. LOL.
Our little town had their annual Fair on the Square. The kids always enjoy the food booths the best.
Kendall met up with some friends. This her with her friend Leela!
I think that is the most recent happenings. Next up… graduation stuff, March and April wrap ups too. Hopefully this summer I can keep up better!