May 26, 2014

Where Did May Go?

May has always been notoriously busy in our home. When the kids were growing up it was all of the end of the school year activities, Spring sports coming to a close, and church activities winding down for the summer vacation. With four kids in the house, it was BUSY! 

May doesn't seem to have changed, even though I am so much older. It is still the busiest month at our house-but now it's the grandkids that are keeping us busy. 

Katelyn's our oldest granddaughter. She's 10 and just finished fifth grade-and what a year it was! She made awesome honor roll grades, was on the Odyssey of the Mind team at her school, played trumpet in the school band, and played soccer. She's a busy girl!

Emily, who is 9 1/2 and will be in 4th grade in August, is Katelyn's middle sister. She had a busy month too. She made the A and AB honor roll all year and won a regional poster contest for EMS awareness week. 

Madison is Katelyn and Emily's youngest sister. May was a huge month for her-she finished 2nd grade, celebrated her 8th birthday, and had her First Communion. It doesn't get any bigger than that. 

Sofia was in kindergarten this year. Now that she is finished, we get to have "Grammy Day" together. (A tradition I started with Katelyn when she finished Kindergarten-we spend a whole fun day together, going somewhere of their choice.) Sofia's dance recital is this Thursday night-so May will continue to be busy until the last day.

Sofia's sister, Chloe, turned 4 last month and was in preschool and dance this year. Her recital was last week and she was precious!!

Even though Ella wasn't old enough for preschool or dance, she did a lot of growing up this year. Sofia and Chloe love their youngest sister and have so much fun with her now that she is 2 1/2 and "so big". She's growing up so fast.

Oliver is our youngest, at 15 months, and as our only boy, he is quite spoiled by his three older sisters and three cousins. Apparently he is working on his driving skills so he can get his license soon :-)

Tomorrow we are hoping to find out if our eighth grandchild, who is due mid-October is going to be a girl or a boy. The excitement of May continues.

We also celebrated our son Matthew's birthday and Mother's Day this month. To add to the fun, I was so lucky to have my mom here with me for a two week visit this month. We were busy going from band concert to dance recital, and from honor roll award ceremonies to last day of school picnic. It was a fun and fast two weeks! 

I hope that everyone else had a fabulous May too.....and I hope that the long days of summer are just a bit slower. 

Happy Quilting.