From Birdie Nest

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Crazy Busy...Now Relax!

May ?:
Hello all you blogger friends,
We have been so busy with the last month of school, I am finally able to sit down and relax, and enjoy summer.  I only have one kiddo and can't imagine how crazy others get with several kids and several of their activities...all I know, is that ours is over...for a few (10) weeks.
Birdie had so many things going on this last month of school.  They were all fun and I'm glad to have those memories, just glad to have gotten through them.  There was the 6th grade class trip, where they went up to the mountains and camped at a YMCA camp.  BUT, no modern facilities here, (except the kitchen - where hubs did "his thing").  So, due to her "issues" and how easily freaked out she can get, we chose to stay in a little town right down the road from the camp.  Much better, plus it had real beds, real windows, electricity, plumbing and heat.  Does that tell you what the camp did not have?  Yeah, talk about roughin' it...not my cup of tea either.  It is a cool experience for the kids, because they do a lot of team building and activities that require team effort.  Also a high ropes course.  Birdie did least at her ability level. We were so proud of her as well as her teachers and classmates.  You go girl!

July 19:
Well, as you can see...I have totally let the ball drop on my blog since early May.  Just been enjoying summer with my bird!  We got through the end of year dance recital, 6th grade party and graduation.  Quite tearful, but good tears & good memories.  I will terribly miss her elementary school.  Such wonderful people there, but we must move forward...part of life...I guess!
Then she & I went to the great state of TX. to do some visitin'.  Good times, just hectic traveling with the bird in extreme heat...we are wimps, and it was only early June.  We are fortunate to live in the cool mountains, hardly any humidity.   Aaahhhhh!!
But, came home to smoke from nearby forest fires, and then we had our own.  Yikes!  So hubs stayed in our town to help/work...this is his thing, his type of work, while birdie and I headed north to the in-laws home.  It was crazy hectic there too, with 2 other families besides ours, so...thankfully they have a LARGE home, lots of room to spread out.  So, that was 13 people, 4 dogs, 2 cats and a hampster, and NO casualties.  Amazing!  Thanks R & C, it was a great time!

When we headed back home, birdie started her summer school program and a Pilates class.  She really enjoyed the summer school program alot, however, it was cut short a week due to the fire and mandatory evacuation.  Oh well, what are you gonna do?  She is still going to the Pilates class, so good for her, as well as swimming.  Boy, by the end of the day birdie is beat and sleeps so sound.  YAY!  There are 4 weeks left of summer vacation and it seems to go super can that be, the regular school year drags on and on, but summer zips along and then again.  Oh well, what can you do?  Its all part of life.

So below are some pictures of the bird in our crazy month of May...Enjoy!

Getting ready for field day, then off to 6th grd. Ropes

with dad, aka Camp cook

Climbing up, up ,up Shew!

In her beautiful "modern dance piece" pretty! 

and here's our graduate...TaDa

puppy sitting for Tex & Winnie...Aaawwww

So, this is what we've been up to.  Nothing earth shattering, just life.  A day in the life of birdie...actually a few months, but here it is.

Serving Him, Christina