Saturday, June 9, 2012

week at a glance

Well, the month of June is officially kicking my butt.  There's just so much going on, I swear I can barely keep up.  Thank goodness I take photos of everything or else I'd look back on these days and not believe that I  was ever so busy.  That is why I started this blog in the first place - to document our crazy days.

a small glimpse of our past week: Aria makes a friend- Audriana goes to prom- Afton has her senior photo session- Alex and Avery have a piano recital- Alex has his year-end violin concert- Aislynn bridges up from Daisy to Brownie Girl Scout- Avery bridges up from Junior to Cadette Girl Scout- We bought our own bounce house 

My youngest four have been going on all kinds of errands with me lately.  Some of the photos in the above collage were taken on my iPhone while we were at Michael's.  I was there getting some photos framed and they had to be very patient because it took quite a long time.  So they took my phone to entertain themselves, and of course they took all kinds of photos of each other.  
she's got Beiber Fever

I love that about today's technology, because I get some of my best photos of them when they are taken by the kids themselves.  


Andrew's favorite toy these days is our  Clear-View Marble Run from Lakeshore Learning (one of my favorite stores!)  He stays entertained for hours constructing new designs and then watching as the marbles run their course.  

Right now as I type it is Saturday night and we have some sleepovers going on in the house. Two of my kids have friends over, bringing our kid count tonight to a total of eleven!  Yay for the double digits!  

Speaking of double digits... my good friend Thea just had her 10th baby this past March!  Not only that, but the two brothers that they recently adopted from Ethiopia just arrived last Sunday!  These two events brings their total kid count to twelve!  Congratulations, Thea!   You can check out Thea's blog here to read more about this amazing family.

Tomorrow is Sunday, the start of another crazy-busy week as this school year comes to an end.  I've said it before and I'll say it again:  I'm SO looking forward to July!

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  1. I just woke up, read this blog and now I am exhusted!

  2. This comment is totally off the toping of this post, but I have been meaning to contact you to ask about homeschooling. My kids are only 3, almost 2, and 3 months, so I have a while to decide what to do, but I have been thinking about possibly homeschooling them. I'm wondering how you came to the decision to do it, and how you manage it with so many?? I have felt worried about being able to do it, but then think about the fact that you do it with many more kids than I have. Your kids go to junior high and HS in regular school, right? That is how I think I would like to do it if we homeschool. How does that transition work for them? I know this is kind of rambling, but I'd just love to hear about your experiences to help me decide on my course, if you don't mind sharing! Thanks so much! - Amy