We let Emily choose how to celebrate her graduation and (after I made a few suggestions), she chose to go out to a pick your own farm for peaches, apples and a sunflower maze.
Last week, Emily graduated from preschool. It was a surreal event. I knew it was coming. She had been practicing the songs for weeks. She (and Spencer and Sidney) practiced crossing over the bridge every afternoon before we got in the car. And I have been preping for kindergarten for about as long. But it was still surreal to actually see her in the ceremony, in her dress, high heels, and graduation cap.
I am woefully behind in this baby book, but about a month ago we took a family vacation. 10 of us rented a house in Rhode Island, and except for a melt down (me) because of 2 sick kids (Spencer and Sidney), a fabulous time was had by all.
Those of you who know me in real life know that I need to have a few projects going at any given time. One should be in process, one on deck and one (ok, 11) in the planning/pre-planning/day dreaming stages. Right now my big project is unpacking (and prepping for next semesters classes). But I had a project in the back of my head and today it was fully executed.
We are still unpacking and organizing here. But making lots of progress. This past weekend D got bit by some sort of unpacking bug and went nutty unpacking boxes like mad! It was a huge help since I got bitten by the “unpacking paralysis” bug. I am still there, sort of. I open a box, put two or three things away and then have no idea what to do with everything else in the box. Slowly but surely everything is going into place and boxes are disappearing. but it is kind of still a house.
One room is done! Emily’s room has been 100% unpacked and put away and it perfect and gorgeous and I love it! She is missing some clothes, and I need to hang art on her walls. And I am not as enamored with those tigers as she is. But for now I have one perfect room in my house!