June 20, 2014

school is out

School's been out for a few weeks now, and we are really enjoying the summer so far.  May was one heck of a busy month - I guess when you have a school-aged kiddo that it just goes with the territory!  We made it through a field trip to the zoo, Muffins with Mom, Doughnuts with Dad, Field Day, and Awards Day.  Caleb got the Spunky Spirit Award.  No surprise there!  Our boy is most definitely spunky!  He also got a third place ribbon for his artwork, which he was super excited about.

I mentioned way back here about how nervous we were about kindergarten for our boy and what a big decision it was for us.  We knew he would likely be fine academically, but we were concerned about some social aspects and maturity issues.  We debated a lot about doing another year of pre-k or moving ahead to kindergarten, but kindergarten ultimately won out.  Well, Caleb absolutely rocked this year! We are so proud of our boy and so thankful for the work that God is doing in him.  It has been pretty remarkable to see his progress and how much he has changed and grown.  

Next up.....first grade!

June 1, 2014

strawberry picking

The kids and I went strawberry picking yesterday with my mom and my grandmother. I have been wanting to take them, but life has just been so dang busy! Strawberry season is just about over here, so I'm really glad we made it in time! It was a lot of work, but a lot of fun too! We all filled up our buckets and headed inside while my grandmother stayed out there and kept picking. We finally had to drag her away - I think she would have stayed out there all day if we had let her!

Today, after church, we went to my parent's house and we made pancakes with strawberries on top for brunch, and then my mom and I made a big batch of strawberry jam. We used the Barefoot Contessa's recipe, which is so, so good.  (We did cut back on the amount of sugar it called for.)  I'm going to bet that it won't last too long!

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