Hailey was a galaxy fox whenever the glow sticks came out. We hit up the waterfall 3 times! One evening my kids and I matched in our BMX shirts. Logan sliced the bottom of his foot so he soaked it in pink sea salt.
The day after school let out, I packed up the van with camping gear and headed out with Logan and Hailey for an adventure! (Baseball commitments and work kept Jake and Rushton home.) My friend invited me to camp with her family and another friend at MacArthur-Burney Falls. We had a bit of a rocky start leaving a few hours later than planned, getting the wrong address for the campground, driving around dark mountain roads without cell reception or map service, and finally backtracking to sleep in the nearest motel the first night. But we found our friends the next morning, set up camp, and headed to the beach! It always amazes me how kids are mostly unfazed by cold water. They spent hours building sand castles and splashing in the water! Highlights of the weekend were the waterfall, all the new friends, dominating the slack line, so much good food, hammocks, card games, colorful magic campfires, frozen treats at the general store, making slime out of random camp ingredients, bike rides, endless s’mores, junkyard sculptures, snuggling Annabelle, feeding fish at the hatchery, dunking heads in the stream for a dollar each, glow sticks, making a tiny woodland fairy house, and exploring a dark cave with headlamps. Camping is the best!
Two out of the last 3 days of school, I completely forgot to send a lunch with my kids, so Hailey’s teacher texted me pictures like this. ♀️ One of the days they bought school lunch, and the other day I brought Happy Meals. Sometimes I’m the worst but other times I’m the best!
Minutes after his friend left, Logan passed out asleep on the floor in the front room. #playhardsleephard
These two have had countless play dates this year, and we’re so sad that Liam is moving in a week! Not far, but not in our neighborhood = 1 million miles away. 😉 This is their best slam dunk pose.
Our elementary school created a Kindness Rock Garden where each child and teacher painted a rainbow-themed rock. It’s beautiful and especially timely as we mourn the recent unexpected loss of our school office manager Miss Michele. I’ll always think of her bright smile when I walk by.
The last days of school are so crazy but so fun, with all the class parties, yearbook signing, and bringing projects home. Rushton’s class had milkshakes with mint they grew in their class garden!
My sister Laura came to visit the weekend before school ended, and we partied so hard that we barely took any pics! Games, tasty food, backyard bounce house, swimming, cousins, 3 birthdays, and lots of love. So glad you came, @bainla!
Rushton’s baseball team did a boys vs. families game and it was such a perfect way to end the season! Lighthearted and fun, and you could really tell how much the coaches cared for the boys and the boys loved playing.