~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~
Every Thursday, here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
#7 with Bo the class pet they each take turns bringing home for the weekend. There is a journal that each child adds to about Bo's weekend at their house. It has been such a great enrichment her teacher does for the children. She has loved reading everyone's entry and adding her own.
We have started a family tradition of building and launching a rocket on National or State Holidays. Our inaugural launch was Memorial Day but wind conditions were not favorable. We went ahead and launched hoping for the best and it was FUN! Searching for the Rocket was even fun, but we still have not found it. We all just know that as soon as fall comes we will see our parachute hanging up in some tree that was there all along just hidden by all the greenery during Spring and Summer! Next launch on 4th of July!
To keep life interesting (because life with 9 kids is so dull), when Pete and I go on a date and have to leave our name while we wait for a table, instead of using his name we are now giving the name Tripplehorn, just so we can hear them call "Tripplehorn party of two"
#8 graduates from high school on the the 8th of June and leaves for Marine Corp Boot Camp on the 17th of June. When I shared this on Instagram I said "He can hardly wait and I can hardly breathe"...yes, that about sums it up. A friend of mine with young adult children posted on facebook today that parenting a teenager/young adult is sometimes like watching a scary movie and yelling at the screen "Don't go into the basement, don't go into the basement" knowing they can't hear you. It really isn't as bad as that, but I certainly identified with the humor/reality behind the statement.
This is all getting very real, and despite my worries I am REALLY very proud of him.