Saturday, June 23, 2018

7QT: School's Out, Summer's Here, and Surgery's Over

Linking up with Kelly a day late, but who cares because it's summer time!!!

School is finally over.  JP finished up his freshman year with his last finals last Friday.  I think we would all agree that his grades could have been better this year, but he was in all honors classes, played three sports (soccer, winter track, spring track), took an engineering course on Monday nights, and made a lot of new friends while remaining a good kid that we still like to hang around.  So far the teenage years are fun!  He had a good year overall and is about to start his new job as a bagger at Market Basket, and I can't wait to see him in action.  I'm already telling him that he needs to keep frozen food together, produce together, etc. to make the shoppers happy.  Phil is telling him to smile, be friendly, and look people in the eyes. My dad keeps reminding him that if he wants to get ahead in this world, he needs to show up on time and work hard always.  So JP basically has a lot riding on his 15 year old shoulders :)

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

The First Year of Preschool is Completed!

Declan graduated from preschool on Monday.  Does this mean he's going to Kindergarten next year?  Nope!  He's moving on to another year of preschool.  He finished the 3 year old preschool and will enter the 4 year old preschool in the Fall.  Two years of preschool ain't bad though, three of our kids had three full years of preschool before every graduation, we would joke they should be ready by 3rd grade by the time they leave preschool.  So many years of school under their belts before school ever really starts.  Maybe that's why they're all great students?  Ha!

Declan is soooooo sweet and sooooo shy, as I'm sure these photos make obvious!

Monday, June 4, 2018

Motherhood Is A Journey, Not A Destination

I was trying to take a nice photo with Brendan, but the little lapper wasn't having it.  He kept running away.  So instead, I hid so that he would have to come to me...

Where's Mommy?

Friday, June 1, 2018

7QT on the First of June!

How is it June 1 already?  How????  But you can get a free donut at Dunkin Donuts today, so go ahead and indulge.  It's a holiday after all ;)  #nationaldonutday 


I get serious FOMO in nice weather.  Last Saturday, it was a beautiful, sunny, hot day and Phil and my dad did yard work for the majority of it.  I felt like I was seriously missing an opportunity to do some fun outdoorsy activity with the kids and it really bothered me all day.  Do you get that feeling too?  Maybe it's a New England thing because our beautiful spring days are so numbered between freezing winter and humid hot summer?