Been feeling a little buried under the mounds of stuff we needed to do to get ready for school to begin this week. And last week was full of activities, too.
Last Wednesday, August 10, Joseph turned 13 years old. That makes THREE TEENAGERS for this mama.
Joseph celebrated with a fishing birthday. He and a couple of pals decided to hang out at our house eating, playing video games, and swimming. They finished the evening by going fishing with Steve and Jacob.
Last Thursday, we left in the evening for the Creation Museum. We stopped in Indianapolis and drove the rest of the way on Friday morning. We really enjoyed having one last little something fun before the summer was over.
Saturday was my birthday.
Then, this Wednesday was our first half day of school. Mikaela is a senior this year, Jacob is a sophomore, and Joseph is in eighth grade. For the first time ever, I didn't load up the suburban to drive the kids to school. Mikaela took her brothers to school in the bug.
After the older kiddos left, it was time for another very special first. Miss Maimie started her first day of kindergarten. What a great student! Maimie was so sweet and excited to sit in her little desk and learn. We enjoyed a fun first day of home school together.
Saidie wanted to be included in school, too. She spent some time coloring and cutting with her new crayons and scissors.