Tuesday, June 3, 2014
After J got home from school on Friday I packed up the van, picked Ken up from work and we got out of town! I quickly learned a very important lesson- NEVER give children their own water bottles while you are on a road trip. There will not be a bathroom available. SO, on our drive up to Idaho we had more than a couple "accidents". Thank goodness for leather seats in the van and washable booster seat covers.
We arrived at the home of John and Tiff Wheeler (one of Ken's older brothers) just in time for dinner on Friday night. The next morning I took a run around Meridian and Ken accompanied one of our Nephews to a local gym and had a nice run on the treadmill. We went to visit our friends Mike and Tierra Berg who recently moved from the San Jose area to Meridian. It was a fabulous visit, we hope to see them much more now that they are a little closer, we seem to make it out to Meridian more than we make it out to San Jose.
Baby E has been WANTING to sit up for weeks now, at home she'd only ever been able to sit up for about 20 seconds before she would fall over, but being around her cousin Baby J, who is sitting up like a pro, helped her practice sitting up lots and lots. I liked sitting them like this because they enjoyed playing with each others feet.
Graduation was the day before the last day of school, and on the last day of school J got a little taste of what next year will be like- when he is an "early bird" at school. All year he has taken a bus to school at 8:49- but last Friday he had to be at the bus stop almost an hour and a half earlier than that. He was only at school for 90 minutes and then he rode the bus home for the last time as a Kindergartner. His bus driver gave the kids a treat- well two treats, First he drove the bus route backwards- starting with what is usually his last stop (which just happens to be our stop) and Second- he gave each kid an otter pop as they got off the bus.
Oh, the joy of his very first- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL!