The month of May is going to be a crazy one, but once it is over, life should settle down. Not really, it will just be busy with stuff of our choosing i guess.
In May, school gets crazier with assessments and trying to fit all the curriculum in. There are field trips galore and field day and picnics and concerts. Our school is under construction so that is making the kids even wilder.
Every other weekend in May, TJ is taking a grad class in grand rapids. It will be nice to get it over with quickly, but killer on his already filled weekends and now add lawn and garden maintenance to that.
But, i got a little taste of summer today. We hung out outside almost all day. Jaely even got to play with her neighbor friend, Jaxson today. TJ shoveled mulch into gardens and Jaely charged up her climbing wall on the play set like she had done it a hundred times before. Last year she need our help and we basically had to push her the whole way up it. It was a tiring day and, at times, frustrating, but it was worth it. We have some happy girls!
I am nervous about how busy we have made our summer. But it should be a great balance of work and play and family time. I hope we don't spend a lot of money this summer. I hope we both feel rejuvenated by the end of it. There are Traverse City trips (work related), Upward Bound (teaching at MCC for TJ), a week long professional development for me, two camping trips, a week on Leelanau Peninsula, and trips to the zoo. See what i mean. . . i think after our busy May we will get a break, but not really!
Can you tell i am tired. My mind is bouncing around all over the place. Good night.