Summer Break is finally here!
This past week has been a busy one. My five year old finished her last day of school today. She was sick last night so I was worried if she would be able to go today and then there was a storm this morning that threatened to keep us from walking to the bus stop. Luckily, it settled down in time to get her off to school and for us to return safely home.
I have been cleaning the apartment reorganizing closets and making room for my twelve year old daughter’s visit. She will be here Monday morning and I am starting to become too excited to sleep. Of course, the earth shattering thunder of last night didn’t help either. Lighting cracked so loud three times with thunder rumbling after at a deafening tone that I began to wonder if that wouldn’t be how the end of the world would sound. It was terrifying and even my husband who isn’t much of a snuggler since the second year of marriage pulled me close to him spooning me.
All three children slept through the storm without even stirring. I expected one or more of them to cry or sneak into our bed but none of them heard the storm which makes me think I need to get their hearing checked. The storm made the building vibrate. I am not kidding.
Below are two photos from the last few days that I want to share.
Petite Clown, my four year old daughter, rode her bike for the first time without training wheels. Yesterday, she asked me to take the wheels off. I took them off and ran behind her holding onto the seat until I felt she had control of the bike. She did great but is still too afraid to steer. Hence, the shot above of her going off into the grass. Since I was running behind the bike until she took off I couldn’t take a photo of her. Her five year old sister took the photo above. She did it while following her sister with the camera. I am more than a little proud of her camera skills.
My five year old made this bumble bee in her school. I saw all of the bees hanging from the ceiling of her classroom last week. It was beautiful.
The happy bee above came home yesterday with my daughter and she asked me to hang him in my bedroom to keep watch over me as I sleep. I thought about my five year old and her bee last night after I woke up during the worst of the storm. I saw him hanging over the bed and smiled thinking that he was protecting me from the violent storm outside my window.
After about five minutes of not being able to sleep, I went into the children’s room and gave each of them a kiss and watched them sleep for a moment. I sat on my son’s bed thinking about how I am blessed to have my children and our family. Nothing matters more than my family besides the one that brought them to me.
In four days our family will be all together again. For that I am happy beyond words.