My poor kids. If you didn't know me, or know how my kids are, you would think they were being physically abused. Last week Audrey ran face first into the TV stand, causing her to have a goose egg sized knot...which is now green and brown in color.
She also has mosquito bites which she picks and they bleed...all over her legs and arms. Mason has taken more than his fair share of tumbles in the past week. He has fallen off his tricycle down a few steps. He was hit in the head with a flying cell phone (thanks to Audrey), and he is just a bruised, scraped up little fellow. Julianne has scraped up knees too. Good thing I can bring home pretty bandaids from work every day. :I) Oh....and last night, Audrey poked herself in the eye with a rosebush thorn. It looks OK right now...but I am a little concerned about that one.
So, our car situation is possibly better. It seems as if we were finally approved for a loan.....but our lease was up two days ago, and no paperwork has been initiated yet....so I keep thinking a tow truck is pulling up outside to take our van away. Ugh. We shall see.
We had a good summer week this past week. It is my goal to do things with the kids when I'm off. So last week on Saturday we all went to a picnic for the Walker Scottish Rite Center, where Julianne gets speech therapy. We were trapped by a sudden thunderstorm...and it was rather scary, but made a good thing for the kids to write about in their journals. On Wednesday, Jeff took all the kids, plus one friend, to the science center. The kids had fun, but Allison said "dad made us go so fast that I couldn't read anything!". On Thursday we went to my dads retirement party at his work. It was nice. On Friday I took all the kids swimming at the city pool where my parents live. My mom went with us, as did my aunt Mary, my cousin Sarah and her two kids, River and Hunter. Allison has really turned into my little fish. She is swimming like crazy. And to my utter surprise, she got brave!!! She went down the water slide!! This was a very big moment. I am so proud of how brave she is getting lately. Facing her fears. I should learn from her.
So, tomorrow starts a new work week. My schedule has changed some, and I am now off on Thursday's and Friday's. Two days in a row! I really like that. Also, for the summer, I am off on Sundays too. Awesome!!
And I almost forgot whey I titled this post RUMMY! Yesterday, I taught my oldest daughter, Allison...who is 8...how to play rummy! I have always LOVED playing rummy, and spent most of my teenage and twentysomething years, playing rummy. She learned very quickly, and I am soooooooo excited to have a rummy partner I can play with at anytime. It also helps her with math and brain skills. :)
Ta Ta for now my dear friends.