So, I’m going to break this down into a couple of posts. We’ve had a lot happen in the last two months. Sorry it’s been forever, but here we are. Back at the beginning of June, things with the school year were winding down. Anjali finished up Kindergarten and absolutely loved it! She is so sad that she doesn’t get to do Kindergarten again next year. I’m going to miss her so terribly when she goes to First Grade. :( I don’t know what I’m going to do without her all day!
Elli graduated from Joy School. We shot for the stars and applied to both the BYU Preschool and BYU Kindergarten. (Elli misses the district cut-off by seven days, so she is not eligible for the regular schools’ Kindergarten programs yet.) Well, somehow we made it into the Kindergarten and not the Preschool, so we’re going to get her started on that this year and see how it goes. Thus, the Joy School graduation was a little bittersweet. I can’t believe she’s grown up enough to go to Kindergarten and leave me for part of the day. I’m going to miss her dearly, as well. Both girls are kind of my third arm (only third, because combined that’s about where we are – haha.) They run around and grab things when I can’t do it, and they are becoming very responsible little ladies. They are going to help me run this household when these little guys make their appearance.
I’m so grateful for the chance I had to spend with the ladies and kids at Joy School. I don’t know if I’m going to have the patience or time to do it again any time in the near future, but I’m grateful for the experiences I’ve had the last two years. One of these extraordinary ladies lost her husband to Stage IV Melanoma this year. Another one lost a baby and nearly bled to death in the hospital. A third gave birth to an angel of a daughter that needed open-heart surgery to survive and spent more than a month at Primary Children’s. Yet another had her parents die in front of her children while they were driving in an RV down to Disneyland. Each of these ladies has taught me and helped me grow this year. Thank you for the experiences and the incredible times! You are each amazing!
To celebrate the end of the year, Dad bought a tent and set it up in the backyard. The kids have wanted to go camping so badly, but seeing as I am in the condition that I am, we haven’t been able to go. (Dovy thinks it’s because I hate camping – but I really don’t, so don’t listen to him when he says that.) The kids had the time of their lives making s’mores on the BBQ, sleeping with Dad in the tent, and staying up way too late. It was an adventure, and although Dad said they’d do it again, it hasn’t happened yet. More to come on why. Haha