Sometimes They Cooperate…

…and sometimes they don’t.

I had my niece and nephew over this weekend for a sleepover. The kids had lots of fun making cards for Papa (my dad had open heart surgery on Friday and is currently doing as well as can be expected.)

There was the usual antics when Teegan and Leila come over – playdoh and slime everywhere, someone sits in green beans (and then steps on them), they stay up way too late giggling. But these are the memories they will remember and I’m glad they have each other, even if they don’t see each other very often.

Summer School

Today was the first day of summer school for two out of the three kids. Lauren got picked up by the bus (10 minutes late – typical first-day issues) and I took Avery shortly after. They are both going to the same school now (the middle school) and there is a ton of construction going on around it, trying to make it more accessible for the new elementary school. So that makes drop-offs and pick-ups extra annoying.

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I picked Avery up at noon, which was a bit of a hassle because she wasn’t quite where they said she would be, but in the end, all was fine. Lauren was a half-hour late today (she was supposed to get home at 2:30) and showed up with THE PRINCIPAL because there was a bussing mix-up! Freaked me out a little to see a guy just show up at my door with my kid, but he was super nice and promised the issue would be fixed for tomorrow. Whew! What a day!

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(I caught Avery trying to pick her mosquito bite scab and this was the resulting photo, with her “lazy peace sign”). I didn’t have time to get another one, so slightly blurry photo it is!