We have had a good, productive day. We have only 6 more days of school for this school year! Hooray! Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, and Tuesday-Friday of the next. We are celebrating Olivia's 20th birthday on Thursday. Her birthday was back in April while she was still at college. She asked if we could have a family celebration when she came home, and this Thursday is the first day that Jimmy is off this month. So. A birthday party on Thursday! :)
Kelly is taking his four children and my three youngest on a little road trip to Florida this Friday-Monday. Fun! Lynn and I are going to a homeschool conference Friday. We plan to attend a few of the meetings, browse the vendor booths, and enjoy a meal or two together. Mostly, we plan to just enjoy one another's company and have fun.
After school was finished for the day I read Alas, Babylon for 30 minutes before I went to town to run a few errands. I asked Leah if she wanted to go to the library after her piano lesson. Believe it or not, it has been about a year or more since we went to the library! It is not convenient for me to go on a regular basis (it's about 15 minutes away, and nowhere near anywhere else I regularly go). Leah asked me if she could get her own library card, and so we did! We got one for Sam too. She checked out eight biographies of various people. I added a random fiction book for her and a large print copy of Alice in Wonderland for me to read.
Also today Olivia and Julie shopped for ingredients and supplies and spent the afternoon making a coffee chocolate cheesecake for me--as part of my Mother's Day celebration. It has to chill overnight (after baking for one hour), and so we will enjoy its deliciousness tomorrow night after supper. I. Can't. Wait.
While I was visiting some of Olivia's friends while I was packing her up to move her home, Tom made the most delicious coffee cheesecake ever. I guess I talked a lot about how yummy that cheesecake was, since Olivia and Julie are making one for me.
Today was a good day…..running this morning, laundry and school and cooking throughout the day (with lots of help from my girls), reading Sonlight books to Leah and Sam outside in the beautiful sunshine….watching Jimmy spray the garden, riding on the lawn mower with him for a few minutes…..the children crafting, and singing, and flipping around….
I am so thankful for my family. I love being a mother.