All this to say, I'm really just trying to justify Mel's departure in my mind.
I will explain below...
Here she is with her pal, Maddie...I didn't even get to hug her good-bye. I didn't know that once they made it thru the tunnel, that they were heading right out to the buses...I sobbed a bit but sucked it up so she didn't see me! She held it together all right but I could tell she was struggling. What have I done? Please, Lord, keep her safe, Please Lord, watch over her. Please Lord, help her to learn so much...making this trip so memorable. Please Lord, remind me not to do this again. for a while anyway!
Guess who got a haircut today? Yes, there was a boy under allllllllll that hair! and he's so handsome!
Guess who else got a hair cut? Yes, there is a handsome hunk of a boy under all that coarse hair as well! He had just gotten done on the elliptical hence the redness! this is not a very flattering pic of E, sorry kid! he refuses to smile willingly in pictures!
Guess who is a sick boy today? Poor Willi Vanilli! puny and icky. He really needed a hair trimmin' as well!
Guess who is a busy body, causing me to really, really appreciate all the help that Mel is to me??
David is in the background, and yes, he is clothed...he just has his shirt off since he had just cut his own hair!
Guess who was in town this weekend? our good friend, Randy...here for a visit this weekend....
Well, now it's Monday...Mel is away, hopefully having the time of her life! I didn't get a call so she must be doing ok. In doing my "this and that" stuff yesterday afternoon (Sunday), I realized just what a big help Miss Mel-Mel is to me...and not only that but how she does it so willingly! She is really an awesome and unusual kid. She likes to help out, she likes to be needed, and she is such a good daughter and sister! She helps with out grumbling (mostly) and joyfully! Man, I miss her.
Will was sick all day yesterday. We had eaten Long John Silver's (we rarely eat it) with our friend Randy Sat. night (thanks for dinner, Mr. W). It didn't sit well with Will..and it shouldn't, that is some rich, greasy food. A treat for sure! So he was sick, Levi, E, David and Randy all got their hair cut by Barber David. Molly is so pesky. Have I mentioned that? E, David and I all exercised, swam, and went to hang out at Jeff's house.
Those of you that know how muuuuch Levi likes getting his hair cut will pleased to know that he did very well! He didn't even cry, which in turn causes him to end up eating his own hair etc. He is growing up! E. was so relieved to get that mop of hair off of his head. He said he felt a lot lighter.
Today, we have our Science Club down at the lovely Donna's! Will is coaching at Mt. P's soccer camp so we will be late to class. I am making bread this morning, Molly is in her crib playing with her jungle toy, E. and Levi are getting up, David is on his way to work and MELANIE IS AT CAMP. (she's only one hour away, give or take a few minutes)....so I will try to get back on here later to bore you again with more of my snooze-a-palooza pictures.
Lots of love to y'all!