Friday, May 22, 2015

School is out

School is officially out until fall for most of the kids  and this is who I get to hang out with this summer. The first horse show got rained out so we will see how the next one goes that is coming up the first weekend of June.  I went to his award assembly this morning and was so proud of him. He has made the honor roll all four quarters. He had to eat his final hot lunch because they were having corn dogs. I don't know what it is about corn dogs that all of the kids seem to like.
   I know that both us are doing the reading program through the library this summer. I like to read and that way he will continue to read during the summer.  We are going to have a race to see if he can read more books then grandma. Competition is always good to make them try just a little harder.
   I now officially have a 4th,  5th grader this fall and a junior in high school.  The school year went fast or so it seemed. I just know that it will be a different summer for me. I have never got to stay with the kids like I will this summer because I have always worked so it will be a different one . I am looking forward to it. Big brother is going to be working in the hay fields.  It will also give me a change of scenery from the nursing home. When I do go, my grandsons will be going with me so grandpa will get to see his boys.
    I hope the funerals are over for a while with losing my brother and my daughter-in-law losing her father. We knew with her father it was a matter of time since he had the original stroke and then at the last he was having mini strokes that they were saying was seizures. It was a blessing for both of them.
   We have had such stormy, rainy weather. We did get my yard cut and the weed eating done before the last rain came. I haven't decided if I am going to' try to' have some flowers or not, Looking at the  schedule I don't know if I would really have the time to take care of  them. 
   Everybody has a long weekend so we are going to have a cookout tomorrow evening at my daughter's house. I only have to take hamburger buns. Food always taste so good when it is  cook on the grill. The girls have planned the menu so it will be fun to see what else we have besides hamburgers. The boys will get to play together. 
    Our son-in-law is continuing to improve in his physical therapy. He is up to 4 miles a day on the stationary bike. He has really done good so far, but it sure was a scare for everybody that much I do know. 
    Hope every one has a good weekend. If you travel, please be careful on the roads. Prayers continue go out to those in need whether dealing with the aftermath of the storms, floods, or sickness.  I know that is what helps us and we take every day that we are given .


NanaDiana said...

How wonderful that you will be able to spend more time with the kids this summer. And they are still at an age where they like to hang around their grandparents. We are lucky like that, too. We have them in all grades coming up this next year-just about. I have one granddaughter that is a senior this year...a sophomore, a freshman, 2 8th graders, a 7th grader, a 6th grader, a 3rd grader, a first grader and 2 pre-schoolers. Wow- can't believe it.

I hope your grands don't have any more horse shows rained out. That is not a good thing. We have had miserable weather here this spring, too. Last night there was frost all around us.

Hope you enjoy the meal at your daughter's house- I'm sure you will! Have a wonderful Memorial Day! xo Diana

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

All good news today!! My youngest grandson will graduate in 2 weeks. He has already been offered a full time job based on grades and certificates he received through our Career Center. He will take a year off school and work to save money then he is off to Christian College with a scholarship and will work toward his goal to be a youth minister. He already heads an elementary school age youth group through his church.

I hope your husband is well and you will have a great weekend.
xx, Carol

Vickie said...

How wonderful it will be to visit with your husband this summer with the boys.

Susie said...

Shirley, So happy for all the boys. They are doing well. I know your husband will love seeing them. Enjoy all your time with your family. Life is so precious. God bless you Shirley. xoxo,Susie

Charlotte Huffman said...

We still have two more weeks of school and they have to go on Memorial Day to makeup a snow day! Sounds like you have your summer planned out.

jenann said...

Wow! No school until fall? Our kids don't finish until the third weekend in July and are back in the first week of September! Wish I'd been a US teacher.

Have fun with the grands!

Mereknits said...

Hooray for summer vacation. We still have a week and a half before we are done. I am still working all summer so there will not be a break for me. Enjoy your time with your boys Shirley.

Debby said...

I'm sorry I have missed so many posts. So sorry about your brother. I hope your husband continues to do well.
I known how much you enjoy those boys. It sounds like you will be busy this summer. It's just nice to be able to help out isn't it.
The storms are scary. I know tornados were warned where my daughter lives. So scary.

Gert said...

Well, congratulations to your grandson! He is so handsome on his horse! Sounds like you'll have a busy summer with your grandsons! And that your husband will benifit from this too. I bet he is excited to know his grandsons will be seeing him a lot this summer!


summer said...

you must be so proud of your grandson shirley. I hope things are starting to look up for you now.

Nancy said...

Shirley, our kids are in school until the third week of June! My hubby is a 4th grade teacher, and wouldn't he like to be done this early!

Sorry to hear of the funerals and all those goodbyes...but there is still so much life to be had and I thank you for sharing those small things that make us smile.

Hugs to you!