Monday, July 24, 2023

July - Back Into Routine

 We tried to pack in as many friends and visitors as we could before slowly easing our way back into routine and school.  We started out the month with Zeke turning 17. He is becoming quite the man-child. The Hambrick's came in and we had the BEST time! Jude and Ben have become really sweet friends and have hung out quite a bit this summer. School began light as we just focus on English and Math to get going again. The big change here is that Cai came to us to ask if we could talk about him transferring back into public school. We tried to think of all of the pros and cons to each side and sat and prayed on it for a week. When we came back together we all thought it would be great for Cai. This kids LOVES people, and activity and routine. Not only was the month a cacophony of paperwork and student service office visits, Cai also has the soccer team to jump into. We got everything approved just in time to make the last summer practice with the team. A week later he just on a school activity bus and headed to UNCG for a weekend soccer camp with his potential team. He came back completely EXHAUSTED but said he had a great time. There is a week of student camp with 7Marks and then he jumps right into soccer tryouts for the school. 

Another Graduation

 We were able to squeeze in a trip up to my sister's to go to our Nephew's graduation party. This meant I got to see my entire family AGAIN! We made a stop at my brother's to see their not-so-new-anymore home before heading to a fun event my sister's family planned. They got all of us a box to watch their local baseball team. It was so much fun. After the fireworks at the end of the game the kids got to take a turn and run the bases. The kids (and adults) had a blast. The next day was the party and we made sure to take advantage of the photo booth, lol.

Kid's Camp

We had our last goodbye with elementary kid's camp. Jude as a camper and Rainy as one of the leaders. I know it was a special time for them to get to finally go to a camp together. I can't believe next year Jude will be at Caswell with the Students!

June - The Heat Of Summer

June was full of traveling and friends.  Jude had his last elementary kid's camp. Zeke headed to Uganda. Rainy had her nanny job, with the perks of a neighborhood pool that we got to partake in, along with her full-time job at the studio. We tried to squeeze in as much friends and fun as we could!