Thursday, June 26, 2008

Middle of the week, and today is the last day of school!

Well, actually it is Thursday morning at 12:04 am. I have been up since 3:15 am yesterday. My FIL has taken a turn for the worse and is now in the hospice. We are all very sad around here. Today is the very last day of school! How fast did this year go by?! We have Cameron moving onto Grade 4, Claire moving onto Grade 2 and Carly moving into Grade 1! Three out of my six kids will be in full time school leaving me with ONLY THREE little ones at home (deja vu, history repeating itself or whatever hard to believe it is like the first three years of my life with the three big kids who were my three little kids at home!) Anyways. I am looking forward to letting things slide a bit. Relaxing and chillaxing in the yard. Taking day trips etc. I think we will be having a bit of a slower summer. Claire is off to a reading and recreation program to bump up her reading all through July. And August, well we have a couple of birthdays coming up.

The past weekend we had a bbq at Centennial beach with family and friends, and then on Sunday we took the kids to Cultas for a picnic. This weekend we were going to go to Minter Gardens with Dad/FIL but for obvious reasons will not be. We are sad about that too.

Anyways, sorry I haven't updated it has just been really busy with many activities daily for the end of the school year. Lots of parties, get togethers and then today Claire got sick, the bad news about my FIL and other stuff that is not so wonderful. So, yeah. It has been quite the week. Tonight it seemed as if Courtney, Carly, Cameron and Caroline were under the weather too.

Tonight we went to visit Dad in hospice, we had to make a trip to the Home Depot to get mouse traps. We have a family of mice living in our place. Cliff had the day off today, and tomorrow too. Possibly Friday too. And of course, recycling and garbage to do as well!! Busy busy.

Tomorrow we will be taking the kids to visit their Grandpa. I know he is glad they are all coming for a visit.


Susanna said...

Sending love, hugs and a huge ton of prayers from the island.

Alyson said...

sorry about your FIL. Such a hard...hard thing. I do read your blog for so much inspiration. you are so strong. I really wish we could go out for coffee. Maybe someday when I make my way out to my Brother's in Surrey, we can get together.
I wow I'm so emotional these days. I think I need to get back to my running

Alyson said...

Oh! I keep forgetting to tell you. I have a friend Naomi and she is a photographer. I think you would enjoy checking out her blog/site.

Yvonne said...

((Hugs))Sorry to here about your FIL. I wish you all the best with yet another change in all of this.

Enjoy the summer holidays! Make memories to remember!

Jennifer said...

I know what you mean about this year it's crazy that today is the last day of school!!!
SO sorry to her about your FIL. You and your family will be in our prayers.

ticblog said...

My thoughts are with you, Cathy. Enjoy this time with Dad, and may your first days of summer vacation be blessed with joy that at least triples the sadness you have at your doorstep.

Irma said...

Ahhh sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Wishing you all much strength in the coming days and weeks.

Hope you have a great summer with your kiddies...and the rest of the family. Take care

Kerry said...

I can't believe it's the last day of school already, WOW! You will be a crazy busy lunch-maker next year! ;)

Sorry to hear about your FIL as well, hopefully the hospice is keeping him comfortable and rested.

Shawna said...

You are in my thoughts and prayers - call if you need anything.