We started out May with a grand wedding in North Carolina. These brothers had to jump for joy about it.HERE.
Max made the most of having to babysit a little bit while we were gone:
More thoughts on money and ownership back HERE.
We watched a boatload of volleyball.
Fun to share with family.
Grace was inducted into the honor society with some sweet friends.
Grace also officially passed me up in shoe size. Seriously.
I wear size ten. She is 12 years old.
It's nuts I tell you.
Elle and I got to go on some dates.
My brother helped me fix Max's bed that broke in the move.
My friend instagrammed this and I thought it was funny.
I took note of every different tile and cement composition I came across trying to figure out our yard landscaping.
Max and I had a few little pow-wows. I'm trying to soak up as much talking time as I can with him in between summer volleyball and his job.
I still have another year with him at home, why am I so sad already?
Summer swim team is in full force.
We worked on knobs and hardware all month. Elle is trying to help model how one knob would look here.
Dave did some bike riding.
Mother's Day was the best.HERE.
Grace has complained about needing glasses for a while. I figured she just wanted some. But it turns out she needed AND wanted them.
Grace invited all her church friends over to make a poster and heart-attack stuff for one of their awesome church leaders.
I couldn't resist taking a picture of this:
Love that girl.
The girls helped me put hardware in the homework area.
Here's Elle and her friends enjoying "our" work:
Claire and her friends got to be in the talent show for the second year in a row.
They made up an awesome back-handspring extravaganza and rocked it.
Max took a date to the ball game.
Dave and I snuck Lucy out on a little date in the midst of the end-of-school hoopla.
Love having my kids help me work in the kitchen on Sundays.
Lucy LOVES the song "Happy," can you tell?
I sometimes can't resist taking pictures of interesting humansofny posts and forwarding them to Dave.
Love, love, love this quote:
Our elementary school principal is moving away from us...we have loved him and are so sad to see him go!
Have I mentioned that Claire loves gym?
Some pictures of the last day of school that I missed in my "last day of school" post back HERE.
My Sunday boys:
Elle helped me hang these up:
Cousin time...LOVE Summer for that.
Lucy's hair has been done approximately four times so far this summer...
Dave and Max took off right after school got out on a Young Mens "encampment" up in the mountains. It was a serious adventures and they came home with countless stories to tell...I need to have them write them up.
While they were gone the girls and I really, really tried to finish some house stuff. Do you like these poofy air bags we created?
Lots of Braille practice...
One of my dearest friends came over and spent a day with me trying to organize the kitchen.
May was a good one.