On Friday, I went over to SnakeMaster’s school and helped the kids create their 5th grade float… well, I helped to tape things down, the kids were the creators using a Candyland theme. [click on any picture to embiggen]
On Saturday morning, quite a few 5th graders climbed aboard and
began eating candy prepared to ride up the main street (aka, the business route of the highway) of our small town.
It was all very sweet. The weather was warm, but not sticky. Good thing, too, with all those giant “chocolate” kisses!
I even managed to
improve darken my farmer’s tan by adding a burn over the previous tan.
The kids threw candy to spectators regardless of age.
After the parade, the kids all worked together to dismantle their project and families dispersed. I walked with SnakeMaster & one of his friends over to the town park where there were plenty of activities and even some free ice cream
The grandparents arrived Saturday evening along with MusicMan and his girlfriend, Rapunzel (The Girl With The Magic Hair). It had been a year since we’d seen the grandparents, 5 months since we’d seen MM, and the first time to meet Rapunzel.
I am so relieved to not have the house on show during this time!
Sunday morning, Encyclopedia Blue preached a mini-sermon at the second church service for Graduate Recognition Sunday. Baccalaureate is next Sunday and the following weekend is graduation.
There are now 9 of us in the household for the next 2 weeks. We are completely out of bread and almost out of milk & eggs. Obviously I will be going grocery shopping this morning! The grandparents will be here for just 2 weeks (they never take me seriously when I invite them to move in!) but Rapunzel is staying with us until the end of July, when she will help us drive back across the country to our new (as yet unchosen and unpurchased) home.
With 9 of us here, and only one computer connected to the internet — and of course GRADUATION and the end of the school year — *and* packing boxes and sneaking a few of them on-board the grandparents’ motorhome — well, with all of the above, I will be lucky to read blogs, let alone write a post!
I’ll be back when I can. (Tomorrow is a scheduled post, but come by anyway to say hello!)
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