Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Summer Is Here!

PhotobucketWhoo hoo, it's hot folks.  I'm talking stick your head in the freezer and stay there 'till September kind of hot!  Tonight at 8pm it was still 96°!  That is just completely and totally insane.  It's been hot for weeks and yesterday was officially the first day of summer.  I think by the end of summer it will be at least 210°.  *sigh*

I haven't updated very much as of late because there are lots of things going on around here.  Shelby is out for the summer.  She was promoted to 2nd grade.  She almost made the all A honor roll.  She was two points away from an A in math the last 9 weeks.  Drat!  We're very proud of her.

Tyler is attending summer school.  He scored a little lower on the pre-screening for summer school than they like for them to, so they recommended summer school.  It was no surprise because Shelby also attended summer school before Kindergarten.  Tyler will just barely meet the cut off.  He is still only 4 and will turn 5 only days before school starts.  So, he will be a young one.  He is super excited about starting Kindergarten and is doing really well in summer school.  

Emily is growing like a weed.  Her personality is really developing.  She's definitely reached the "terrible twos" already!!!  She's got a very short temper.  I can't imagine where she gets that from.  *grin*  She has quickly turned from a shy, sweet little girl to an aggressive, hitting big bully!  She reminds me so much of Tyler.  She tests my patience daily.  For as sweet as she can be, she can also be a little devil!  She's also quite the Tom-Boy!  She'd rather play in Tyler's room with his cars and trucks than in hers with baby dolls and the likes.  It's quite comical.

My 11 year old sister is also visiting from Texas.  She gets to stay a month here in Arkansas.  Most of her time has been spent here with us.  It's been nice having her here.  Since she lives so far away we don't get to spend much time with her so we're taking advantage of every minute we can.  Having an extra kid here is a bit trying for me with the extra laundry, food, etc.  It is also tough because the dynamic of the household changes with an "extra".  The kids fight with each other (A LOT).  I pray daily for courage and wisdom to treat them all with kindness, love and fairness.  It's tough but I think we're managing pretty well.  When you say your prayers tonight, give me a mention if you don't mind. 

To sum it up, things here are HOT, busy, trying, but very BLESSED!!!  Oh, did I mention that it's HOT?!

5 comments, add yours here:

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

oh look at that little doll! glad for the update on your sweet family!

smiles, bee

Anonymous said...

How could that cutie pie be in the terrible twos with a temper... not that sweet face.

It is hot. Not a big fan of all this hot weather. I'll be down at the pool in the afternoons (when I'm at home).

Twisted Cinderella said...

Great update! Princess Magpie is in her terrible twos as well. She goes from happy, cheerful, hugging, giggly happy girl to screaming temper tantrum girl in no time flat.

Lisa Ceaser said...

Ugh, terrible twos. I really am not looking forward to that. Hot here too, at least by Northeast standards.

Thanks for the update, we've missed you all.

Linda said...

Isn't it funny that by the time summer officially "gets" here that we're ready for it go?!? I am so NOT looking forward to all of the heat and humidity that I'm sure this summer is going to bring (I had more than enough of it with the temps down in Florida when I was there last week!).

Wow - Emily is growing like the proverbial weed! I'm not surprised to hear that she's into boys toys and all as I've always thought she's the spitting image of Tyler. Actually, the way you described her really reminded me of someone else's youngest child - mine!