May in Our Home

May was a nice, slow-paced month for us. Our homeschooling commitments came to a close for the school year, and we enjoyed doing just a tiny bit of schoolwork each day, while spending lots more time playing and hanging out with friends.

I finished up a Bradley class series with 10 wonderful couples. They were such an awesome group, and I really enjoyed teaching them. They keep hanging out without class going on, and that makes me so happy. I also got to help a friend at her hospital birth. I was so honored to be there and to serve her and her husband as she labored so beautifully. Thomas traveled twice in May for work, once to San Francisco (I was really jealous about that one).

The kids continued with their soccer season, and I was surprised that we got sunburned at 9:30 a.m. games! Bud played very hard, and scored goals at many of his games. Sugar enjoyed running around the pack of girls with the ball, digging in the dirt, and getting “bird baths” during her turn on the bench. The Lady Owls coach would sprinkle their heads with water when it was their turn to sit out. It was one of her favorite parts of her games.

With our new-found free time, we visited the splash pad and pool a few times, and I rejoined the gym that I have been missing since Micah was born. It has been so much fun going to the women’s only class and working out with such amazing ladies. I really missed the camaraderie, healthy competition that pushes you a little harder, and coaching that the gym provides.

Speedy and I both came down with a nasty cold right around the time of Sugar’s birthday celebration. I was in a bit of a fog that weekend, so after her small family-only celebration (with a special visit from her three year old cousin), Thomas took the big kids to Houston for the day for a friend’s wedding. They had a blast visiting the Water Wall and the Natural History Museum’s planetarium and new exhibit on ancient Egypt. Speedy and I hung out all day and did a lot of nothing. I rented a grown up movie and enjoyed laying around all day long. And that’s about it for May!

The air-conditioning in the van went out, so we had one car for the week, and successfully managed to squeeze all three carseats in the backseat. Bud and some of his pals caught five tadpoles which we raised into toads/frogs on the back porch in a little tadpole habitat. Somehow, all five disappeared after becoming frogs/toads. They were tiny little guys, and I’m not sure if they hopped away or were eaten by birds, but they disappeared after about a week or two.

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