A Full Weekend

We missed science Friday last week. Why? Because I forgot it was Friday, and apparently so did the boys.  I didn’t feel great waking up and when they asked if they had to do their school work that day I said yes. Once we were finished with everyone’s math and reading assignments it occurred to me that it was Friday. It never occurred to them. We were preparing to head out-of-town that afternoon, so I didn’t mention it. Plus, they’d all feel entitled to a day off of school work.

Friday night we drove to visit my parents and my sister and her family. We arrived late Friday night. The boys, having napped in the car weren’t sleepy. I don’t know what time they went to bed. I think I was asleep before they were.

Saturday morning my sister and her family arrived. You would think that 10 children in one house would be loud and chaotic, but they all played so well together it was actually rather relaxing. Mom packed a picnic and we went to Yellow Creek Park to watch Josiah run his cross-country race and eat and play. We returned to my mom’s and they played some more with only a few interventions. At one point Isaac very calmly came upstairs and asked, “Nonie, would you please come downstairs. We have a dire emergency.”  The emergency was a game of throwing tinker toys while the others dodged them with whatever they could find.  Adam and Dan went off to Starbucks for coffee and quiet. Robin fixed dinner, over which I realized I had failed to watch the final episode of Downton Abbey, so once they left Mom and I watched it together. IMG_5866

Today after breakfast we headed towards home stopping off in Huntsville to visit the Space Center.  We came home and ate pizza and watched a documentary on the statues on Easter Island. So we got in a science day after all–just a couple of days behind schedule IMG_5879 IMG_5883 IMG_5896 IMG_5894 IMG_5884 IMG_5899 IMG_5900 IMG_5906 IMG_5912 IMG_5931 IMG_5923 IMG_5917 IMG_5914 IMG_5878IMG_5886


About Wendy McCollum

I am a single mom to five wonderful boys. Life is an adventure, with many twists and turns. We live in hope, always, for our great God can redeem all things. There are so many funny and precious moments that slip by too fast. Perhaps here I can save them for when my own memory fails.
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One Response to A Full Weekend

  1. Wolfe Randy says:

    LOVE the group picture! I’m thinking Christmas card worthy. Loved the weekend, too. It was a great visit.

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