June In Review

by Dani

Wow, summer is flying by so quickly! We've been so busy and I've not even had the chance to blog about it!

After Memorial Day at Grandma's and the end of school (YAY!), we took one week off and just chilled around the house. But that didn't last long!

The second week of June was VBS #1 time. The boys went to one VBS where they had a blast and the older 2 girls when to another VBS. As a side note, the locations of these events were on opposite ends of town and, yes, started at the same time! That was a bit crazy, but we made it every morning! Anyway, the girls VBS wasn't really a VBS, it was more a musical intensive workshop. From 9 to 2 each day, they learned the songs, words, motions, and dances to a short musical. At the end of the week there was a 45 minute production for families to see what the kids had learned and done. Butterfly had a solo and was in a dance. Ladybug was also in a dance. Then Butterfly also played a sailor in the story of Jonah while Ladybug was one of the people mocking Noah. They both did a great job and, mostly, enjoyed it.

Here are a few pictures from the performance.

That week was also birthday week with both Butterfly and Cricket having birthdays. We had their big, joint, water birthday party that Saturday. So while all the kids were gone at VBS, I was busy making cakes. This year Cricket wanted Batman, and Butterfly wanted Ethiopian Girl. I had a lot of fun with these cakes once I figured out how I wanted to do Ethiopian Girl. I'm better at copying cakes then designing them all on my own, but since Butterfly was happy I guess I pulled it off!

After another week off to just chill, we had VBS round 2. This time at least all 4 older kids went to the same church. Having them all gone during this time was helpful because Dragonfly had some Doctor appointments and evals by OT and PT as well as visits from her Early Interventionist. We had some very positive news including that Dragonfly is now all caught up on her vaccinations (YAY!!), and she will be getting OT and PT twice a week. I plan to wrote more on her therapies in a later post.

We ended the month of June by spending a week with Mimmi on the farm. It wasn't our normal week visiting since Mimmi is having back issues and unable to run all over the place like we usually do. Still, the kids love spending time with Mimmi, and we were able to do a trip to Chuck E Cheese. Alas I didn't get any pictures!