I have no excuses for ignoring my blog for the last couple of weeks, other than the fact that I have been working full time and not doing much else. Thus, this will be just a little catch-up post of mostly family fragments.
Who knew there was a national Middle Child Day? It turns out that my middle child, my oldest daughter Jill, knew and thought it was a day worth celebrating with her niece and the only other middle child in our family, my 5 year old granddaughter EJ. I think it may have been an "any excuse to get ice cream" thing.
A "selfie" of Jill and EJ celebrating national Middle Child Day.
Everything seems to be all about back-to-school with my family right now. Two of my grandkids started last week, two start tomorrow and two later this week. (As an aside, I can't believe the amount of supplies that kids going to middle school are required to have.) Anyway, I did get to have a back-to-school picnic with some of my grandkids last week.
Just a few more days of summer freedom for most of these kids.
Hope, 11, with her Aunt Jill here, is the only one that is really eager for school to start.
Beck has another year before he starts pre-school, so he is happy to just keep playing baseball.
My five year old granddaughter, Anna, woke her mom up at 4:30 one morning recently saying "Mom, my heart's not beating." Fresh off of a CPR/First Aid/AED class, my DIL, Leah, fortunately knew that this was impossible.
Anna, with a fully beating heart and full of sassiness.
I saw this recently on my friend Betty's Facebook page.
I'm sure it has been all over the internet, but I love the succinct way it puts things in perspective.