Today my littlest boy, my third child graduated from preschool. I was so proud of him and so sad that he is growing up so fast before my eyes. They had their graduation program and I am so happy that I won't have to sit through another one of them with a younger child again! Peanut was terrible at shacking me while I recorded Red so I am afraid that I might get sea sick when watching it later. At least I got him! Tomorrow is Red's actual last day of school, they are playing games and having a pizza party. He is so excited about it and it gives me one last day with just the baby to get some needed shopping done.
Another emotion I am feeling is overwhelmed. Tomorrow we are celebrating Monkey's 7th birthday though he won't be 7 until July. I wanted to make sure that his school friends would be able to come and not be on vacation. That is the one downfall of having a summer birthday, but that is about it! He is having his party at Chuck E Cheese because that is where GG had her 7th when she was in 1st grade and now it is a tradition. There are going to be 10 of his friends coming so it should be great fun. Then on Saturday we are finally getting around to having Red's 4th birthday which happened last month. This one is at our house and over the lunch hour and now that it is getting closer I am feeling the pressure of actually preparing for it. I know everything will be fine once it is here it is just the build up before hand. Though I am really excited to celebrate both my little guys birthdays so it is just a weird thing.
J and I are going to sit down tonight and talk about a schedule for the summer if the house is going to stay somewhat cleaned I am going to need help from the troops. They are really good with helping so it is just a matter of setting down and giving them chores to do. I also want to make sure that amongst all the fun playing at the parks and pools that they kids continue with their reading and math skills and other academics. I am really looking forward to summer break and having the kids home full time.
The last thing is J's job. He is going back to patrol for the summer and at first he was told that he would be on midnights. I about had a heartattack. All 4 of the kids home when he was going to need to be sleeping was a task I didn't want to undertake. Though the Lord is good and he got his new summer schedule and he is working days!!! Though it isn't what he has now because he will work 6 days and then get 3 off it is WAY better than midnights. I am excited about the fact that he will get to go to the pool with us or meet us at the pool quiet a bit with this shift, he gets off at 3pm instead of 4pm like right now.