It's the last Friday of the school year! It was supposed to be the last day of school, but they have to go on Monday to make up a snow day. The end of the year is always so bittersweet. The kids are excited for Summer Break, but they find it difficult to say goodbye to their amazing teachers. I always wonder if next year's teachers will be just as good as the this year's teachers. Having wonderful teachers really does make a difference! Thankfully, my kids have been lucky so far!
Although it's hard to say goodbye, we are REALLY looking forward to the more relaxed summer schedule. I'm one of those weird moms who actually likes spending the Summer with her kids. They just grow up too fast and I want to enjoy spending time with them while I can! (I'm certain there will plenty of moments when they drive me nuts, though!) I am dreading the start of the new school year, but I'll save that conversation for another day!
Here's what I'm loving this week:
I can finally share some exciting news! (No, it isn't another baby!) I'm thrilled to announce that I am now a member of the Pittsburgh Moms Blog team, which is part of the city moms blog network! In addition to maintaining my personal blog, doing online volunteer work for the Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network and, you know, just chasing around 4+ kids, I'm going to be contributing two posts each month on the Pittsburgh Moms Blog. I gave up on sleep long ago and happily embrace being a Mombie! I'm so excited about this opportunity!
I did a little shopping at the Target Dollar Spot this week. $16 later and I'm feeling patriotic!
I finished The Girl on the Train on Saturday. I loved it! And I have no idea what to read next. Any ideas?
I went to Dylan's STEAM expo at his school today. The kids did such a great job programming their LEGO vehicles. I truly can't believe my oldest child is going into 6th grade in the Fall! WHAT?!? But I'm still in my twenties! (Not really, but I feel like it!)
I finally caved and bought Liam a pair of Native Jefferson Slip-on Sneakers. They're actually really cute and they slip on so easily. We've only had them for 2 days, but so far, I'm a fan!
My sweet Lily Belle! She still asks every single day if she's finally going to get on the bus and go to Kindergarten. I hope she's this excited when the actual day arrives! (I know I won't be!)
Can you believe it's already June?!? I'm working on filling in my planner and editorial calendar. It's going to be a busy month, but it's warm and we're going to enjoy a lot of Summer activities. I'm excited!
I spoke with a family yesterday who just received a prenatal Down syndrome diagnosis. Although the way we found out was much different, I still remember those initial feelings so vividly. I wish I could lend Liam to anyone who receives the news. He just radiates pure love and joy! If only I knew then what I know now. Down syndrome is truly beautiful.
That little dose of happiness put me in a great mood!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! What are your plans?