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First grade is officially over!

Torin has absolutely loved first grade.  She adores her teacher, and she was so worried this morning because she just knew her teacher was going to be very, very sad on the last day of school.  Now, I know I’m not always good at judging people’s emotions, but does Mrs. S. look sad to you?  I was with her for several minutes this morning, and she was grinning from ear to ear the whole time.  Hmm…  (Love you, Mrs. S.!!!)  :)

So here we are.  The three of us.  Starting another summer break.  Only 12 more weeks to go!

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Baseball update.

Check it out.  Do you see a tee in these pictures?  No, you don’t.  Look at that concentration.  His batting skills have improved so much that he hits the ball every time it’s pitched to him.  No need to bring out the tee!  (His catching is a different story, but we’re working on one fundamental skill at a time.)  We couldn’t be prouder of Parker’s improvement this season.  The great part is, he really seems to be enjoying himself!

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Getting back to normal.

It has been 16 days since the flood, and those 16 days have been a blur.  Dave has been working non-stop trying to get the accounting system back up and running at his temporary office, which means that I have been playing single-parent at home and have been juggling photo sessions, baseball games, end-of-the-school-year celebrations, music programs, dentist appointments, and birthday parties.

Parker is now officially on summer break (Torin will be done on Friday).  He has done a pretty good job of entertaining himself this week without his sister (so far), and I love that I don’t have to constantly watch him like when he was little.  I did get a little curious this morning when he had been upstairs alone for about an hour, so I snuck up to see what he was doing.

I apologize to our family.  He was changing all of the Mii profiles on our Nintendo Wii.  The “Momma” character now has orange skin, extremely fat cheeks, yellow hair, and is about 7 ft. tall.  Torin has very dark brown skin, a mustache, and glasses.  He also altered all of the grandparents.  Apparently, he found it to be a very amusing little game.  And I support any task that’s going to keep him quiet and busy for a full hour by himself.

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A weekend to remember.

Yes, she has her shoes and coat on, but don’t let that fool you.  She’s not going anywhere but the deck.  And she’s only allowed to be on the deck for a couple of minutes just to put a little space between her and her brother.  None of us are going anywhere today.  And we couldn’t go anywhere yesterday, either.  Oh, and school has already been canceled for tomorrow.  If you’re not in Nashville and haven’t seen it on the news, let me share something with you.  We have been in major crisis mode all weekend.

These pictures were taken by people who were brave enough to be on the road.  The left picture is the street by our house.  The right picture is the submerged parking lot of my grocery store.

On the left… you get the idea.  This was I-24 over the weekend.  On the right… that’s Dave’s office.  He’s going to have an interesting week.

We feel so fortunate that our house sits on top of a hill, and we are praying for our friends who have suffered major damage to their homes.  The rain is supposed to stop tonight, so hopefully the water will go down and the big cleanup can start tomorrow.

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